Sunday, December 4, 2011

December, December, December!

It's December in our town! What a wonderful place to be!
It's December in our town! Excitement look and see!

Now, if you just read that, go back and sing it...the tune doesn't matter.  Way back in the day when I was in 6th grade I was in my school choir.  6th grade is still elementary school where I went, so it wasn't any official choir or anything.  Anyway, our 6th grade fall choir program was all about different holidays in December.  The theme song for the program was "It's December In Our Town." For some strange reason, I sing the song (mostly to myself!) at the start of every December - complete with the hand motions.  Anthony has already heard the song (plus about 3 others from the program) about 4 times, and I called Maggles the other day to sing it for her too. ...She was in the choir with me, but I doubt she remembers the songs and motions, nor do I think she sings them like I do. :)

So now on to what I REALLY wanted to write about... CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!!!!!  I love, love, LOVE all things Christmasy and Decemberish, so this is easily my favorite time of the year.  I look forward to Thanksgiving being over and being able to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Since we were out of town that weekend and over Thanksgiving, I decided to put up a few things before Thanksgiving.  I know, I know, I'm not supposed to overlook Thanksgiving, but no one was even going to be at our apartment!  

I thought it would take a while to put everything up...I mean, it always took us at least a week to get everything out and in the right spot when I was growing up.  This year, however, it took MAYBE an hour... that's what I get for living in a tiny apartment. :) 

P.S. I'm warning you that there may be a few more pictures than normal for this post...just a heads up! :)

 Getting all of the Christmas decor out from my closet!!  We bought a TON of stuff on sale last Christmas and it's been in this box ever since...I was SOOOO excited to finally get to use it!

 And setting up our Christmas tree.  While Anthony worked on that, I...

put out pretty Christmas balls!

 And set out the Christmas pillows!

Set out my Christmas plate from Steph!

 Arranged the table!  Flower arrangement look familiar?  Oh that's because it's the same one from my fall decorations, just with a new vase "wrapper."

The whole table!  Pretty much all of this stuff is what we bought on sale last year...without knowing where we were going to live or what furniture we would have.  That is code for I bought the wrong sized tablecloth and had to fold it to make it fit correctly... :)

 I put out Anthony's Arkansas nutcracker.

 No mantle?  That's okay!  Stockings will be hung on a chair this year!

 I put out Christmas towels and aprons!

Got out my measuring spoons from my Faithful Friend at school! And then...

it was finally time to put up ornaments!!!!!!

 Some engagement ornaments...(thanks Brittany!)

Some more engagement ornaments... (thanks Holly!)

 An Ellie ornament...

And some owls! (of course)

 We have no tree topper yet, so we are using an owl finger puppet that I made in a class in college (that sounds really weird, but it was a kid's art class...I promise I didn't just go to college to learn make finger puppets!)

And our finished product!!

I hope your holiday has started off as fun as mine!  Happy December!!!

Love, Sara :)

1 comment:

  1. I decided to click on over to your other blog :) I have the same "Just Engaged" ornament!! Love!

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