Monday, December 20, 2010

Home For The Holidays

The Christmas week is finally here, and I'm off to California for a little BlackBerry-free and completely uninterrupted holiday fun for the first time in nearly five years. But even though I won't be at home in D.C. with Stephen, I've spent the past month enjoying our decorations and getting in the spirit before heading out of town.

For our first married Christmas, we decided it was high time to make our apartment a little more festive, so we snagged a 4-ft. starter tree, along with some fun ornaments, including bulbs representing our universities, the annual House of Representatives ornament, and a "First Married Christmas" photo ornament from my mom. And then, after we had the tree all ready to go, my in-laws surprised us with a too cute set of embroidered stockings that Stephen's mom handmade!





Our collection is still small, but it's growing and will definitely be fun to add to as the years go by. How have you decorated for the holidays? Do you have any fun travel plans this year?

(Photo Credits: Personal Library)

9 comments:

  1. We started decorating a couple of weeks ago and I am still adding! I LOVE Christmas! No plans to go anywhere but stay in and celebrate with the family. Hope you have a great trip!

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  2. Have a safe flight, and enjoy your time away from the computer! We got our first tree together this year - a seven foot Douglas Fir that we decorated with the ornaments my mom has saved for me since I was born and a few others we picked up along the way.

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  3. We have a small four foot tree as well. And plenty of ornaments to decorate with. Growing up, my parents always bought a new ornament whenever they traveled and my fiance and I have started doing the same thing. It's so much fun to reminisce as you decorate. Enjoy your holiday!

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  4. That is how my husband and I started off last year in our apartment. This year we added quite a bit more now that we are in our house and I am sure that each year our collection will grow bigger and bigger! Have fun with your family!!!

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  5. We did exactly the same. Got a tree, ornaments, a few red candles and little snowmen and made it a little more festive around here. Enjoy your vacation and have a blast with your family!

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  6. Husband's mom has gotten us an ornament since we've been engaged, so that's two plus we collected one in St. Maarten for our honeymoon. I anticipate it will grow with time and i'm very much looking forward to our own collection of ornaments!

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  7. Merry Christmas!!

    We didn't decorate our apartment for Christmas this year. Our living room is too small for a tree and I wasn't organized enough to gather other decorations. There's always next year!

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  8. I love the stockings!

    We have had our tree for the last few years and its quite large as I have a massive collection of ornaments for it!

    I love buying them all year from wherever we go on holiday then having them all up at Christmas, I got one with our names & wedding date on it from Etsy for our first married Christmas.

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