O Christmas Tree!

November 30th, 2009

For the past few years the month of December has seemed to overtake us and we have struggled to keep up, much less get ahead of the game.  As much as I adore Christmas trees (real live ones!), I have even uttered the suggestion that we skip getting one altogether *gasp* a couple of times in moments of exasperation.  Fortunately my husband knows me well and has never let that actually happen.  This year I was determined to get a tree and get it early, so we went to our very favorite tree lot yesterday and picked out a beautiful flocked tree a bit larger than we normally get.  Since we will have it for a full month it seemed worth it to splurge a bit.  It’s not even December and we have a Christmas tree!  I realize this is normal expected practice in many households, but this has NEVER happened before at our house!  We have a super busy week ahead so we don’t plan to get the tree decorated until next weekend, but it’s in our living room and I am truly thrilled!

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Before we brought the tree in yesterday we were playing with Tessa and I commented to Curt that I really don’t need anything for Christmas this year because I got my perfect puppy!  I still maintain that she was a gift from God dropped into our lap by angels and we both feel so blessed to have her in our family!  So it just melted my heart when I looked up from the computer last night to see Tessa plopped down under the Christmas tree with her bone.  She’s laying on the white sheet I always put down under the tree before I add the tree skirt.  And you can get a little glimpse of Beaker on his play tree in the background.

Both birds love the Christmas tree when it’s all lit up.  I can hardly wait to get the lights strung on this gorgeous tree.  And I’m anxious to see how Tessa will do with ornaments and presents…another new adventure for us.  LOL!

Now Christmas shopping is another story – I’m feeling pretty behind in that department.  And of course I still need to finish stamping cards…uh..I better sign off before I start to hyperventilate again!  Before I go….

 

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Today Curt and I are celebrating our
18th Wedding Anniversary!

I’ve always said that I married my husband because he makes me laugh and that still holds true. No one can make me laugh like he can!  Thanks for being with me through good times and plenty of bad times. I’m so glad you married me! I love you honey!
Happy Anniversary!

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12 Responses to “O Christmas Tree!”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your tree is beautiful – I hope we get to see photos of it all decked out.

  2. Sandra Says:

    Happy Anniversary – here is to many more!
    Today is my husband and my 24 anniversary … time flies when you are having fun!
    Sandra

  3. lacyquilter Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. Diana Gibbs Says:

    Happy Anniversary, and I LOVE when you post pics of Tessa, and I do believe I can see your birdie in the background…ha!

    Hugs,
    Di

  5. Alexis Hilgert Says:

    Ooh, your tree is GORGEOUS!! But…what’s on it?? Is it snow (real??)??? Or is something sprayed on it?? Sorry…lol…that is probably a really stupid question but I haven’t lived where it snows in many many many many years…

    Oh, and your pup is sooooo cute!

  6. Shelley Says:

    Happy Anniversary to both of you! :) Hope your year is very Blessed!

    Your tree is Beautiful! I think I have talked Tony into a real tree this year and I can hardly wait!!! :) Thanks for sharing your pup and tree it made me smile this morning!

  7. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Happy Anniversary Jami!! Tessa looks so darn cute under that tree!

  8. JoAnn Burnham Says:

    Happy Anniversary. Your tree is lovely and so is Tessa. Can’t wait to see it when it is all decorated. Have a great week.

  9. Donna Says:

    pretty tree – hope you had a wonderful anniversary, congratulations!!

  10. Andee Says:

    Jami, I know how you feel about Tessa, b/c that is how I felt about Grace. Cherish every moment with her. Their lives are so much shorter than ours. I still miss Gracie each and everyday. Tessa is a beauty and is a blessing!

  11. avonlea Says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both, Jami!!! And such cute pics of your doggie!!!

  12. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

    Ahhhh, what a sweet post and a sweet picture of your new fur baby under the tree! Happy Belated Anniversary Jami! I remember reading all about how you and Curt met last year in your countdown blog posts.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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