Just like the average human being, Christmas gets me ten shades of excited every single year. The buying of the gifts, the food, the music, the decorations, the aura...all of it! I feel like the older I get, the more excited I get because being an adult at Christmas is so much more fun than being a kid. I mean, being able booze is better than opening toys, right?
I rest my case.
This time last year, our townhome was in boxes and we were in the process of moving so our Christmas decor was a little sparse. And by sparse I mean, we closed on December 21 and we sported our 5 foot tall Christmas tree from our college days. No lie...I was taller than the tree.
See what I mean?
But this year...THIS YEAR...we vamped it up a notch, starting with our tree. Beau insisted we dump the ol' five footer (RIP) and go with a nine-foot beast so like any wife would do, I set out for the perfect nine foot Christmas tree. What baby wants, baby gets. ;)
Like any sane husband would do, when we got ready to put it up, he popped a bottle of champs, turned on some country Christmas music and we lit that baby up with lights and trimmed her in nothing less than burlap and twine.
Oakie, of course, was nothing short of a perfect angel. Never getting into anything, never attempting to knaw on a branch, never knocking off and shattering a few ornaments. She would nevvvver do anything like that...
Can't you see her halo?
2 bottles of champagne, 2 trips to Hobby Lobby and 1 trip to World Market later, she was stuffed with ornaments, filled with burlap poinsettias, draped with strands of thick tan burlap, and topped with a bright red bow. I slapped on a ruffled burlap skirt and looked at her with love in my eyes! I just can't get enough! Our first real, grown up Christmas tree!!
We also started a new tradition by making an ornament from the champagne cork, which officially marks off #20 on my 30 Before 30 list! Decorating trees and knocking stuff off my list...multi-tasking at it's finest, people.
While these precious little snow/glitter covered balls are no longer hanging this low on the tree thanks to a rather curious Ridgeback who goes by the name of "Oakley", they did make for a cool picture if I must say so myself!
More Christmas decor coming soon...you know...when I remember to actually take the pictures.It's DECEMBER 11th! Please tell me your Christmas tree is up by now!