It's December! Yay! I have never been so excited about Christmas in my life. Not even as a kid. I am excited to see my family and spend time. I am excited to spend time with a new family. And I am excited to make some memories for our first Christmas :-)
When Josh and I got back from my mom's on Saturday, we got home, brought the stuff inside, and got right back in the car and went shopping. We got all the decorations for our first tree and a tree stand. We also picked up a few gifts for some family.
On Sunday, we bought our first tree (it's real!) and set it up. I also set up my little, tiny, fake tree that my grandma and pap gave to us/made for us last year when we didn't have any room in our apartment for a real tree. It sits in a window upstairs and looks beautiful! Then I baked some chocolate chip cookies with Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips (Thought you would like that, Kathi). We did all of this while listening to Christmas music, of course!
On Monday I wrapped some of the gifts and put them under the tree and we strung the lights. We were still kind of waiting for the branches to fall a bit before we put the decorations on. We also put a wreath on the door, put the stockings up, and added a few of my grandma's ceramic decorations that she made. And I bought my first Christmas cards to send out... I got good ones, too :-)
And Tuesday we actually put the decorations on our tree! It looks a little silly without a tree topper or skirt, but it's our first one, so take it easy on us!
And we are excited for this weekend when my mom, sister, and grandma are coming to visit us! I will probably bake more cookies and use my crockpot!
It's hump day! Only two more days to go :-)