We had an amazing weekend filled with family and food… both of which I’m very THANKFUL for! I ate excessively, and will be paying the price for some time. This winter, when I feel cold… instead of taking a hot shower, I vow to instead work out on the Wii Fit. These last 25 have GOT to go. And the timing of holiday food is less than convenient.
We put up our artificial tree over the weekend. I prefer real Christmas tree’s and the tradition surrounding it. I love going out in the cold and choosing a tree with character, chopping down, and dragging it home. But Nick doesn’t share this same fond Christmas tradition. When we were first married, he made his argument:… “let’s use our fake tree until we have children and they’re able to appreciate the tradition of it all.” I said FINE… but then it turned out I was infertile. Let me just say the infertility is inconvenient on many levels.
Anywho, our ‘family’ was delayed by a few years… and now that we have our sweet babes, I thought finally we could get a real tree!!!!
Nick argues that the girls are too young to enjoy the holiday spirit and traditions, so we should wait until next year to get a real tree. Seriously? I composed a document using his words, had him sign it, …and notarized it. We better not be having this conflict AGAIN next year. Amen.
So the tree is up, lights and garland on! But we haven’t gotten to the ornaments yet, so I just snapped this super artsy macro photo of the Christmas lights.
The girls watched and giggled as we listened to Christmas music and put the tree together. They loved the glittery lights! And I love Christmas music… SOOOO much. And did anyone see Michael Buble on the Today Show this morning? He was promoting his new Christmas CD:
…which I love love love. His style is a modern version of my BFF Bing Crosby. So classic and festive!! I like to think of myself as a Christmas music connoisseur, and I can’t wait to add his album to my collection! Here’s some samplings of the songs on his CD. You can click on different songs… White Christmas is my fave.
Do you have a favorite Christmas CD that I should probably have in my collection? And/or, do you and your spouse have a recurring argument each year around this time? Special.