Last weekend, Michael and I went out and bought our very first LIVE Christmas tree! I looked up Christmas tree farms on the internet and found a couple just down the road from us in Tallahassee. I grew up with a live Christmas tree every single year and so I've missed having one the past couple years of marriage.
When I found out that it would be quite cheap to buy one this year, I told Michael we just HAD to do it. So we got in the car and made our way to the Wright Brothers Christmas Tree Farm where we were greeted by kind people who handed us a saw, gloves, and a pole to measure our tree with. We walked around for half an hour and ended up returning to the very first tree we saw. Michael sawed it down, and it was ours!
Our tree found the perfect home in front of our large window in the living room. We brought a few select ornaments with us, and I crafted a few more to fill in the empty spaces. I made some bows out of leftover fabric from my recent jewelry hanger project and then made those gold paper ornaments you see. I love how everything turned out! It's simple and cute, and "us". This tree makes our apartment feel so much more festive.
I'll have to post pictures of the "fireplace" we created for the little mantel we have in our living room. It was Michael's brilliant idea and he was the mastermind and creator behind everything. It's a sight to behold!
We're looking forward to Christmas with just the two of us this year. We are surely going to miss our families, but we think it'll be kinda nice to have special time with just us. Most likely, this will be our only year to have a Christmas without family near (or without another member of the family in our house). And no, we're not pregnant. :)
Hope everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and enjoying the happy thoughts and feelings this time of year brings. I know we are!