Wednesday, December 15, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like

Christmas!

Actually, for the most part, it looks a bit more like winter in our house. My husband and I have an ongoing disagreement about how the Christmas tree should be decorated. Not an actual fight or a serious cause of tension, but we just seem to have very different ideas on the subject. So, the plan is that we switch years. Every other year I get to choose how the tree is decorated. Actually, last year we got a second tree, so we switch trees each year now. This year is Joel's turn to decorate our big tree upstairs. And now how much I whined, he insisted on making it a blue tree. I complained that since the tree was pre-lit with soft white lights that blue wouldn't look good, but then 3 of the 7 strands in the tree went out and so I pulled them all off and made it a regular fake tree. (Oh yes, and got a huge rash on my arms and hands from it!)

Christmas Tree 2010

After all my complaining, the tree is spectacular! So spectacular in fact that I have publicly admitted it! And asked him to take over the primary tree decorating from now on. Who knew?

Kitten Christmas

We do have our second tree set up downstairs and it's a more traditional tree filled with all of our random, special and miscellaneous ornaments.

Christmas Tree 2010

Some other hints of the holiday season have been popping up around our house too. Check out our cool advent calendar!

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Plus our neat little (HUGE) nutcracker.

And the other day I got bored during a half day off work and made these cool paper wreaths!

Winter Decorations

I really want to get around to making a Christmas quilt one of these days. I have pulled some non-holiday themed fabrics in red and white, plus a couple of holiday pieces and I'm hoping to get working on it soon. But here's my dilemma with Christmas quilts. It would kill me to work so hard and have to put it away for 10 months a year! Is it wrong to keep a Christmas quilt out all year round?

Also, sorry for being so absent these last few weeks (months?) It's been busy, I've been feeling a tad uninspired. But I have been getting lots of work done, so hopefully more posts on that later. Thanks for being patient and sticking around!

P.S. Sorry for the photo quality. Low light and all that.

2 comments:

TEakA said...

Awww what a lovely tree. Gives new meaning to have a "Blue Christmas"...like more on a beautiful and happy note!! :)
P.S. I think that having a quilt out for Christmas only would be an excellent tradition to have. But yeah I too may feel dissapoitned do only have it around one months.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Ohhh, I recognize those wreaths! Yours turned out fab and we even have the same couch! Cheers to Ikea! Thanks for your kind words on the blog - wishing you and the hubs a very merry (Canadian) Christmas!