Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Trees Galore!

We have had such a busy month, but on Tuesday of last week we were finally able to go pick out a Christmas Tree! We decorated for Christmas the weekend for Thanksgiving everywhere else in our house, but we finally got our tree!

At my apartment I had an artificial little tree, but there wasn't much room. I was so excited to pick out a real tree just like when I was growing up!

Comparing all the different trees. Which one to pick????

It was very cold! But I liked this one!

The tree we picked out!

Monday night we were finally able to decorate the tree! It was way huger than we imagined when we got it in the house and in the stand. We had to do some definite furniture rearranging so there was room around it to put presents. I was so excited to decorate the tree because it was always a special occasion growing up. We would have eggnog, mom baked cookies, and Dad, Erin, and I would put lights on the tree while all listening to Christmas Carols. Well....since neither Adam nor I are huge fans of eggnog, we had Hot Chocolate instead, but we did listen to Christmas Carols on the Christmas channel on the TV.

Adam trying to untangle the lights. We had quite the discussion about how to put lights on the tree. Growing up we did it very methodically. One time around with the lights right around the trunk and the next time around with them more on the outside. You get better light coverage and the tree really glows! Adam just wanted to put them on the tree. But after her understood my idea, we tried it and it was awesome. He is a fan now.
Tour of a few ornaments on our tree:

Our new ornament this year that my friend Bridget gave to us.

The ornament we got on our honeymoon. It was quite the ordeal to find the perfect one!

One we got in NY when we went there in the summer of 2007.

An ornament my mom got me a couple years ago!
*I guess I should mention my sis got one that said "Second Born-Mom's Favorite" *

1 of 12 ornaments my friend Angie gave us as a German tradition for a Bride and Groom to get for their tree. Each one has a special meaning. The pine cone is for fruitfulness*.
*Speaking of fruitfulness....Christmas time is really a time that makes one have a baby craving. We will NOT be having kids for a couple years....but still. All the cute babies in their Christmas outfits celebrating Christmas traditions with their families....I'm just saying!

An ornament Adam got from my parents. My mom and I love these snowman ornaments with funny sayings from one of the craft shows we go to every year!

1 of a set of flip flop ornaments I got from Amy's family. I love me some flip flops!!

An engagement ornament we got last year from Kristin and family. It was one of my monthly countdown to our wedding presents!

An ornament from my mom one year when she thought my attitude was rather stinky. Good thing I have such a good sense of humor!

Our tree all lit up!!!!
For now we have a tree skirt that was an old one of my parent's. I really want one of
these personalized tree skirts, but I kept trying to convince myself they were too much. I think I am going to break down after Christmas and just do it for next year. They really aren't that much than buying one in the store! Tree skirts are crazy expensive! I just like a simple one, no lace, but I love having our name on it.

Our other trees:
I love Christmas trees! I would be happy to have one in every room of the house!

Our black and white tree in our black and white dining room!
I have been thinking about this tree for over a year. Most of the ornaments I got on clearance after Christmas last year for 90% off from Hobby Lobby! We got the white tree from Walmart for $38 after searching and ignoring hundreds of hundred dollar trees! I just love this tree!

Our pink beach tree in the foyer. I also got this on 90% off clearance after Christmas last year. I have my flip flop Christmas lights and several of my winter at the beach type ornaments on it!

Here is one from my vacation to the Bahamas with my family in 2008.

Here is just one of my fun Christmas at the beach ornaments!
I'll spare showing you Santa riding on a whale and Santa drinking a fruity cocktail on the back of a flamingo!

That's the tour of our Christmas trees! I love decorating for Christmas. I especially love decorating for Christmas in this house because there is so much more room than trying to fit it all in in the little space in my townhouse. I love all our trees and I love creating new Christmas traditions together.

What do you have on your Christmas tree??