ho Ho HO!!!
I ALWAYS feel SPARKLY during the holidays. I'm just...happy. Christmastime has been my favorite since I was knee-high to an elf. For me, it's a joyful celebration of love and peace. My whole world seems warmer and fuzzier. All the petty annoyances just seem to melt away when I hear Bing Crosby sing "White Christmas". And, it's the time of year when my Hallmark ornaments get to come out and play! I've been collecting these silly things since I was about 15...and I've amassed quite a collection over the past several decades (enough for about 3 full-size trees)!
This Christmas is REALLY special. It's Jonathan's and my first Christmas together. He's as "into" the holidays as I am--the decorating, parties, caroling, baking, music, glad tidings...ALL of it! It's just so much fun sharing this with him.
So, we dug out all my Christmas decor and put it up the day after Thanksgiving. That's the earliest I've ever decorated before. I mean, the leftovers from Thanksgiving hadn't even gotten cold yet!
Here is the tree in flash dance mode:
Here are some of the ornaments:
So much FUN!
After we decorated the inside of the house, Jonathan decided to put lights up on the OUTSIDE. I've never decorated the outside of a house before, so this was a new experience for me!
Camera, Lights, ACTION!
I'm such a little helper bee!
Jonathan...the LIGHT of MY life
Merry Christmas Y'all!!!