Monday, December 1, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

What....Carli is actually posting something?!?!?! No we haven't died or just escaped from prison. Its called Kevin and Carli don't have cute kids to post pictures about. In the last couple of months its been a lot of working and then coming home and getting ready to work the next day. We've had fun but not really anything blog worthy. I'll have to save our Thanksgiving extravaganza for another day (something to make you want to come back and read more :-P). Today I thought I'd share our very first Christmas tree with you. I spent the last two weeks scoping out a tree worthy to be in our home and after many miles and hours we found it right up the street. That's usually how it works though isn't it. Kevin finally gave in and let me buy the tree before Thanksgiving (thank goodness). Kevin is very adamant about Thanksgiving being its own holiday and not being overshadowed by Christmas (needless to say he hated walking in stores at the beginning of October and hearing Christmas music already :-D). Anyway, no surprise what we were doing Friday when I got home from work. You know you're obsessed with Christmas when you save a few hundred dollars of your wedding money and dedicate it to Christmas decorations. Those cards have been sitting in my wallet for 1 1/2 years. But not anymore. We had a great time picking out decorations for our tree and even more fun setting it up. And don't worry, the Chipmunks were playing in true Richards style. We're still missing the skirt and the tree top but we are enjoying sitting in our front room with the lights off enjoying our beautiful tree.

8 comments:

The Richards said...

Nice!

klenaek said...

It is LOVELY! Glad to get a post out of you! You don't need cute kids to blog! You are interesting too! :-) Love you guys and will miss you so much this year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

P.S. My kids just discovered the Chipmunks Christmas Album and love it. I rotate between that and the Carpenters, of course!

xoxoxo

Whitney and Allen Bennett said...

It's nice to see you posted! :) Love the tree!

Melanie said...

Pretty tree, pretty tree. Oh Carli, I am so glad you finally have a pretty tree.

Jaclyn said...

Carli-- that's a gorgeous tree. Hardly a newlywed tree--love it and love that you saved wedding money for it. I hung my lights in my classroom yesterday and put up all my decorations - makes the room. Hope the Jewish kids don't mind:) Ps. How about we hang out? You know, since we live 45 minutes away from each other!

Jannette said...

Yayyy you finally posted something:-)
I always check just on the off chance you did and this time there was something new and exciting to read! I like the tree and I am so excited to have you guys up here for Christmas and I cannot wait to see you!!

Mark and Kellie said...

It looks splendid! Much better than our ghetto yet humble tree, which will soon be posted on our blog! We need to get together in cyber space to play the Wii, lets stop talking about it and set a date! We miss you guys!

Sam and Ashlee Wilson said...

YEAH for pretty trees! I'm glad you finally found one you liked! Its very nice! Merry Christmas!