Monday, November 17, 2008

Not Forgetting Thanksgiving...

Just getting ready for Christmas early! This weekend we put up our Christmas decorations. I know, I know, I've fallen into the retailer's trap. For some reason, I have been itching to decorate our new place for Christmas. (Might this have anything to do with all the Christmas decorations being placed in the store even before Halloween??...possibly!) It's really not like me at all. Normally, I am a stickler for waiting until Thanksgiving is over to even break out the Christmas music. But, not this year. Part of it has to do with the fact that there are only 3 weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since we were going to have to move around some furniture in the living room to make the tree fit, I wanted to the rearranging to be worth it. I told Clint I wanted to at least have all of the decorations up for a month for us to enjoy. So, it's already Christmas in our home. I will say that Clint was not totally 100% on board. However, after a little nagging on my part he gave in. Wives, you know what I'm talking about and husbands, you understand what I mean :) I think he kinda go into it. I might have even heard him humming a Christmas tune or two!

I wanted to change up our tree just a bit this year. Since we are on a tighter budget than normal (as I assume most of America is now), I had to put on my thinking cap. I'm not really creative, but I was proud of myself for finding things around the house to use instead of spending a ton of money on new decorations. I think you become resourceful when you don't have a job to have extra money to spend!!

So, don't worry, I haven't forgotten Thanksgiving. I'm very much looking forward to seeing some of Clint's family that we only see this time of year.

It was messing up when I loaded these so here are the picture captions:
#1 and 2: Our tree this year with red, green and gold
#3: Chloe's first Christmas
#4: Fireplace downstairs in the "man cave"
#5: My favorite mirror given to me by my grandmother. I think it's so unique!
#6: I call this the "Wedding Gift" centerpiece. Everything used was a wedding present.
#7: This was the little tree I had in my office last year. I added some things from around the house to make it more colorful!


Susan said...

You did a fantastic job with your decorating!!!! See you didn't need any help at all and your bows turned out beautiful!All thoes bow tying lessons paid off and you did great.Looks like the decorations while you were at home except they are your and Clints Davis specials!!!Very pretty Proud of ya Miss.

Brad, Tara, Cooper and Connor said...

Your decorations look great! I need to get on the ball too. I didnt realize that there were only 3 weeks to enjoy the decor! Fun stuff, I love the holiday decorating!

Anonymous said...

It looks great missy! we must have had the same idea, i wanted to decorate this weekend, and david wasnt game (guess who won)!!! i will post pictures... you know me i have to be my little friends the nutcrackers out !!

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Brooke E.Davis said...

We have decorated for Christmas too!!! I love all your pictures!! Can't wait to see you in a week!

Katie said...

I have the itch too. However, we are laying down hardwood floors in our house the weekend after Thanksgiving, so I guess I will wait or else I may be decorating twice. UGH and who wants to do that. It looks beautiful!

The Rice Family said...

The decorations look great! We are for sure in the tight budget boat this year and many years to come :) We'll be lucky to get our little tree up. Good job on the decorations!!

Rachel Owens said...

I loved your decorations. You did a beautiful job.:) My mom has already did some of her decorations too. She is having Thanksgiving at her house this year so she wanted everyone to see her Christmas decorations at the same time. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!