Monday, December 08, 2008

When decorating takes on a whole new meaning...

I am an extremely sentimental individual, so it should come as no surprise that I have been eager for my first Christmas with my husband - I've been anticipating the decorating process for weeks now! Most of my decorations aren't new, but even those that I have had for years are even more special to me this year. As I began putting things in their appropriate places yesterday and today, a candle here and an ornament there, my heart swelled as I soaked in what it was I was doing. This is my first Christmas to share with my husband as his wife. While this, as Thanksgiving was, will be our sixth Christmas to share together, it is the first since we said "I do" eleven months ago. I have to admit that I became pretty misty-eyed as I put the finishing touches on my simple Christmas treasures that are now displayed around our little townhome...




(Nali opted for watching "Reba" rather than assisting me with the decorations)

This ornament was so exciting, and along with the "Our First Christmas" ornament, my husband hung this one with me. We bought this ornament on our honeymoon in January. It's a miniature of the cozy, little cabin we stayed in at Big Cedar Lodge. I absolutely love it, and I hope it brings to mind for years to come just how perfect our honeymoon was.

The annual ornament for the girls~

This is something else I was thrilled about featuring with the rest of our Christmas decorations! My mom began buying this Precious Moments Christmas Village for me years ago, and I have never had a good place to display until this year. This was the very first thing I unpacked and displayed yesterday because I was so excited about finally having a place for it!





The Precious Moments village includes a train station, toy shop, schoolhouse, church, sweet shop, post office, and some cute little figurines~



And this is the little elf who supervised~


5 comments:

Ashley said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Amanda said...

what a sweet ornament!! Love those decorations!! It looks so warm and cozy!

Miss Scarlett said...

Enjoy every precious minute of it with your husband!!! ; )

You Little O Wife said...

I love your decorations! They look great. I have never seen your village before.

jennypen said...

Your home looks beatutiful and warm! Yes, I spelled that wrong, but it made me laugh so I left it that way.