First of all, I can’t believe that it’s already December. Where did the year go! Regardless, I’m super excited, I love this time of year, especially in Los Angeles. It gets just cold enough to feel like Christmas, but still warm enough that you don’t need a coat.
This year, we went to get our tree at Home Depot (can’t beat the price and the convenience!)
For some reason, I started to feel a little emotional buying our tree. I just feel so lucky that we are able to afford the tree we want to get. We are so fortunate that we don’t have to choose between a tree or food on the table like so many Americans. The tree is a constant reminder to us to remember what’s really important in life, I am so lucky to have Irving and two great families to celebrate the holidays with.
We brought it home and gave her a new home in the dining room.
We let it settle and open up and we watched an episode of Weeds. And then we dragged out all the ornaments!
We put up two strands of lights and watched her glow.
We were so tired at that point that we went to bed (GASP! Without putting the ornaments on!)
So today, we woke up at 5:30a and decorated her before work. Much better!
We always buy a Christmas ornament from every place we travel to.
This year’s new additions:
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Dubai, UAE (It’s ‘gold’ and it’s a camel. how perfect is that?)
Cairo, Egypt (which was actually really hard to find!)
And I know this sounds really bad, but I think I got this last year for Christmas and I really really really love this ornament…. does anyone know who gave this to me? I want to write it on the box!
The rest of the house got decorated as well!
Who says Sunflowers aren’t Christmasy?
I’ll get a picture of us in front of the tree this week to post. Now it’s time to get shopping!