This is the earliest that we've EVER decorated for Christmas, and I think it's due to the fact that we will actually be spending the entire month of December here since we aren't able to go to Georgia for Christmas this year. We are so excited to not have to travel this year and to be able to spend Christmas with our girls in our own home, that we went out the day after Thanksgiving to pick out the perfect tree as well as a few new lighted decorations for our front yard. We bought a pretty lighted angel as well as a golden retriever. I know that those two don't really flow together, but the golden retriever was so sweet looking and we can always use a lighted guard dog (although we all know that golden's make terrible guard dogs :) !).
ready to pick out our tree
checking out the lights in Home Depot
Once we got home, we put the babies down for a nap and popped the bottle of champagne to have mimosas while we decorated the tree and watched the LSU/Arkansas game. I got the tree completely decorated as well as put out a few of the "baby-proofed" Christmas decorations that we have. Once Lila saw the tree decorated and all lit up, she was so excited and kept saying "OOooo" and pointing at it. We put it in the foyer, behind the baby gate, since I'm not willing to risk my nice ornaments being destroyed by Lila trying to pull the tree down! She seemed to enjoy it just as well from behind the gate! Just the smell of fresh pine throughout the house made us all so excited for the holidays to be here and all the new traditions that we will start this year with our little family of four!
mimosas and tree decorating...what could be better?