Our First Real Christmas Tree

When you walk through the door, does it feel like you are being slapped in the face by Christmas? -Marshal, How I Met Your Mother

Our house is officially all decked out for Christmas. This is a pretty special Christmas for both of us. It’s the year anniversary of our engagement, it’s our first Christmas in an actual house and not an apartment, and it will be our first Christmas as husband and wife. Match said we should pull out our little dinky fake tree, but I said no way! This year, I wanted a real tree. And not a tiny little tree like we had our first Christmas together, but a full sized Christmas tree. We may be in Northern California where we don’t get to have a white Christmas, or need snow blowers but by golly we’re going to have a real Christmas tree.

So we went on the Christmas tree hunt.

I found one that I loved. Match wasn’t quite as excited as I was.

Match helped with the lights and didn’t even complain! He has been way less Scroogy this year. It’s been so nice.

I finally have a fireplace to hang my stockings on. ๐Ÿ™‚

I painted a few ornaments, including ย our own little first married Christmas ornament.

Even our throw has a holiday feel.

Believe it or not, I actually put up most of the outdoor lights.
Good Couple came over and watched Elf with us and drank hot cider. It was the perfect way to kick off December. How did you kick off the holiday season?


    i like that you’ve starting pictures! it helps me put a face to the writing. the tree and decorations look so festive!


    So pretty!!! I love that it’s festive, yet classy. I can’t wait to have my own apartment to decorate next christmas…decorating the common room in the suite seems pointless since we’ll just be leaving it in six months.


    everything looks great!! hard to believe that xmas is like right around the corner!


    WOW everything looks great!! Love the tree and fireplace, so cute and festive!

    Also totally impressed by the ornament! You did a wonderful job! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could paint lol


    Your house and tree look so cute! I grew up with a real tree and one of these years will actually get around to getting one. Maybe when I buy a house… ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas!

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