I love decorating our place during the holidays! Every year since we moved in together, we make it a ritual to put up our Christmas tree, lights and stockings for the Christmas season. Typically we do this on Thanksgiving but this year we were a week late. (Opps!) We had to re-arrange our tree placement this year though. Gus’ crate is in the spot we usually put it so we decided to put the tree up by the TV/entertainment stand. Of course having a puppy means we have to keep our tree off the ground so he doesn’t try to eat or destroy it! He does occasionally bark at it…I think it intimidates him a little bit.
This year we are adding a new ornament to our collection of mismatched yet meaningful pieces. A few weeks ago we found a Disney wedding ornament that we wrote the year we got married on. It will always be our “First Married Christmas” Ornament. I found my parents “First Christmas” ornament this past weekend when I was home visiting. Can you believe they have been married for almost 30 years??!! I love putting our ornaments up and reminiscing over the stories each one has. We have two ornaments dated from our very first Christmas together as a couple, an ornament for our first pet which happened to be a fish and some generic colored balls. A blue star tops our tree and because it is a small tree, it’s nothing grand.