Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our First Big Tree

One of the things I loved the *most* about our new apartment {sidenote: maybe I shouldn't still be calling it new... we have lived her for about 5 months now... anyway} was how spacious the living room was.  Since we have moved in and arranged furniture, I have always had a plan for a big Christmas tree.  Since Christmas time was only 5 months away from our move, I figured it was better to just plan ahead then to have to drag furniture and heavy bookcases all over the place.  Kind of funny, I know.

Anyway, I'm so excited because we finally live in a place that can accommodate a "big" tree.  The box claims it to be 7 feet tall.  Our first two Christmases together, we had probably a 2 foot tree--maybe 3 from the right angle.  Our last two apartments were simply too small to house anything larger.  Our first apartment was a studio and it was a learning how to share practically nothing and still felt like we had everything type of a situation.  Brand new newlywed life has a way of doing that.  The tree sat on top of our folding kitchen table that year.  Luckily we didn't stay in that apartment for long.  Then our last apartment was substantially bigger than our studio but the living room was filled with two oversized couches and our kitchen table since the dining room was filled with our computer desk and keyboard.  That year the tree sat on top of the DVD case, behind the front door.  It was the only place unless we wanted it in the middle of the room and turn our couches into obstacle course walkways.

But this year... this year, we are in love with our beautiful fiber optic tree and pine scented candles.  The magic of Christmas is in our hearts, lives and home.  And I sure hope it stays for awhile! ;)
(Not the absolute best picture... but you get the idea)
P.S. We are still deciding on our new ornament this year.  I think we are leaning towards a teacher thing because my job has had a huge influence on both of our lives in 2011.  But the jury is still out.  We will have to figure it out soon though or all of the cute ornaments will hanging on someone else's tree and no longer for sale.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Gorgeous! I love the bows on your tree, its so pretty! I feel so blessed this year, we have a ton of space so we get to have 2 trees!!! The one in our upstairs living room is my "fancy" tree, and the one in the basement is "Sage's" tree. It's so so fun to decorate together as a little family!