Monday, November 28, 2011

You Have Been Warned

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Ours turned out a little differently than we had planned.  I got sick, so Josh and I wound up spending Thanksgiving at home, with me a snotty mess on the couch.

I missed having a big Thanksgiving with my family, but it was quite nice to stay home for four days and not really have to do anything.  And a HUGE thank you to my wonderful husband for taking such good care of me while I was sick.

I have so very many things to be thankful for.  My family, friends, the DOC, my job, health insurance, my home, and that we are blessed enough to have everything we need.  I am so thankful, and feel so blessed.

By Friday afternoon, I was starting to feel better.  You know what that means, right?


Please ignore the speaker.  It is not part of the decor...

In case you couldn't tell, I LOVE Christmas!!!  I will listen to nothing but Christmas music between now and the end of December.  I will talk about Christmas in my posts and tweets A LOT over the next month.  You have been warned.

So Friday afternoon, I brought the boxes up from the basement and decked the halls while my husband was super-wonderful and put up the lights outside.

And Saturday, up went the tree!

This is the first year that Josh and I have had a full-size tree.  In our old tiny one-bedroom apartment, a big tree never would have fit.  We got this one after Christmas last year.

Words cannot describe how happy it makes me to have this beautiful tree in our living room.  I love it.

Also, we can finally hang this ornament that we purchased the first Christmas after we got married.

Isn't it cute?  Yes, I'm ridiculous, I know.

Whatever holiday you and your family celebrate this season, I hope you have as much fun preparing for it as I do.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to start wrapping presents...


  1. My husband and I have been married six months and I was so excited to get a first Christmas ornament for us. Yours is adorable!

  2. I love Christmas too. And I will love you posting Christmas everything around the internet!! Merry Christmas Jess!!

    PS We have first christmas ornaments for my hubby and I, and for all the boys. They are my favorite!

  3. YEY FOR DECORATING! And SO the ornament is SO cute! We have a "storyline" on our tree - first christmas together, first christmas married, my "pregnant" ornament, and now our first christmas as parents. I love ones with stories behind them!

  4. Me too! Love Christmas!
    Keep posting Christmas stuff.
    Loved your photos and I'm glad you're feeling better.

  5. Sorry for the Turkey Day illness, but glad you got to have some decorating fun. Oh, Christmas... here we are again. While I try to deny it and refuse to admit it, I am apparently a fan of Christmas. Yes, I thinkz that's true. And as tradition dictates, we have our tree up right after Thanksgiving and I have a plethora of D-ornaments on there. Those will become blog post(s) in themselves, soon.. And so, we've now warned each other! Let the Christmas social media fun begin!! :)

  6. I love your "first Christmas" ornament. I also love Christmas.

    I may have stayed up a few hours after we talked last night to finish my decorating, and it may be what my post is about tomorrow. ;)

  7. Between the two of us, the DOC may be tired of Christmas by the time it arrives. Hee hee.

  8. sorry you were sick over thanksgiving, but i'm glad you were feeling well enough to decorate! happy early christmas to you! :)