12.09.2008

Decking The Halls

My house is finally decorated!  Well...almost.  We still have to put lights on one of our trees (we have 6), set up our village and put some faux presents on top of the cabinets in the kitchen.  I LOVE my house at Christmas!  The stockings are hung above the computer with care...

It's been a crazy few days!  Last week I helped my Mom get her house all decorated for a wedding reception that was held at their house.  It was so much fun spending time up there with her decorating and listening to Christmas music.   Her house looks gorgeous!



Last Wednesday we went to pick out our Christmas tree!  We go to the same lot every year - Baum's Christmas Trees.  It spreads across a few lawns up in Grandview and they have a HUGE selection.  This year we walked straight to the section of flocked trees and perused for a minute or two, walked through the evergreens to the next group of flocked firs and instantly saw the perfect tree!  We paid the man and loaded the tree in our car - the entire trip took us less than 10 minutes.  Record time!  And our tree is the bomb.  Or...'Baum'.   We still have bags and BAGS of ornaments to put on it, but here is a sampling.  What am I saying?  I'm not done decorating...


I haven't delved into the world of Christmas shopping just yet, but I have dabbled.  My husband is quite possibly hardest man to shop for, along with my parents...and his parents...AND dearest BC readers, the time has come for the 'Stocking Contest' between Cody and I.  Last year I won by a landslide when I presented Cody with a ring that had our son's named engraved on it.  You can be sure that Cody is planning something spectacular to win this year, but we can't let that happen, can we!  Any ideas?  Send them my way...

I better finish bedecking, and why isn't it snowing?

3 comments:

Shaunee said...

Two years ago, I surprised Cam with the pink slips to a new motorcycle. It wasn't in his stocking, I actually wrapped it in several boxes... but still, it was the surprise of a lifetime! Good luck decorating!

Kateastrophe said...

OOoh your tree is so smashing!

I will think about stocking stuffers for Cody. Besides you . . . in a stocking . . . and nothing else. Wait . . .

Jen said...

I love decorating for Christmas, also. But this year I've had to scale back alot, due to my 1 year destroying everything in his path. He is evilllll!

Lovely tree! I use to love having live trees for our Christmas trees, but the smell makes me want to hurl now. I had major morning sickness with numero uno baby at Christmas time and we had to take down the tree because I thought it smelled rotten. Go figure.

Hmmmm....ideas for an awesome stocking stuffer...gift certificate to go skydiving? For some reason, I'm guessing he's already done this. Good luck!