Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Finally Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Our first real tree, in our first home!

Dave brought it in and got it in the stand, then went off to study while I decorated it!

I decided that decorating a tree by yourself is not very fun... I almost quit a few times. Then I put my big girl pants on, poured myself a glass of champagne and got to it!

And I'm done!!!

Sorry it's a little blurry... turns out it's hard to get a good pic of a tree.
Also, if anyone wants to get us a Christmas Tree Skirt that'd be great! Thanks! :)

Here are a few of my favorite ornaments. We don't have many yet, but I hope to collect memorable ornaments over the years.

This was last years, "Our 1st Christmas" and the little heart says 2009. I love it!

I got Dave this Herbie ornament last year. We found out he got into Dental School right before Christmas.  And I thought it was only fitting to get him the Herbie ornament! Remember Herbie was the elf who wanted to be a Dentist.
I actually got two Herbie ornaments for him last year, one of them is too heavy for the tree though, so it goes on his desk.

Oh and it talks and Rudolph's nose lights up! "Just fixing these dolls teeth, now this won't hurt a bit" "You're going to be a what? A Dentist, at least I hope to be, someday" So cute! Dave loved it, he said it was his favorite gift last year! Funny how that happens. It's always the little gifts that people love the most.
of course there's an owl!

And now onto the mantle.

Some close ups of my favorite parts:

Most of this stuff is from target or hand me downs from my Mom! Thanks Mom! The vase fillers are my favorite! I got this pack from Target and they smell like cinnamon, so pretty too! You can get them here.

 My friend Maureen, gave my this sweet little dish a few years ago, it's always been one of my favorite things to put out each year.
Christmas came a little early for Coop, he was in dire need of a new sweater.

And I upgraded his cage with a new squishy insert. He tried it out last night and was so proud to have his own little bed. (It's not in his cage yet in these pics)
I pimped his ride.
First he had to make it soft by digging on it for at least 20 minutes... I took a video I'll have to upload later. He's a silly little guy.

Ahh finally! Pure comfort.

This morning I caught Cooper and Nigel snuggling before I left for work.
Have you ever seen anything cuter?


katie@tulsadetails said...

Your house looks great!!! Love the owl, of course! And the dog sweater - could it be any cuter?? Also, love your gift to your husband last year. That is so sweet and clever!

melissa said...

Your tree is adorable! Love the dentist elf ornament! We have the same stockings from Pottery Barn.

If you need a tree skirt, check the stores after Christmas. I found our skirt at Crate & Barrel a couple years ago after Christmas and got a great deal on it.

Anonymous said...

I love all of the decor! It is gorgeous! :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I have such a hard time decorating my mantle. You have done such a good job. (I'm talking regular decor, even though I love your Christmas touches.)

opal said...

You did a great job decorating! I love it, Cooper and Nigel are so cute together!

Maureen said...

Love all your Christmas decorations and your attempts at Christmas card photo!! I totally forgot about that cute flake dish. Thanks for the shout out. hehe