T’is the Season…

**Thank you for the kind, supportive, and congratulatory comments on my last post!  We’re so excited, and at 17 1/2 weeks with this little M&M brewing, it’s finally starting to sink in that this time next year, we’ll have a little human to take care of!  We’re thrilled and genuinely thank everyone for your sweet comments and messages!

Does anyone else feel like you blinked and all of a sudden, it’s December?  It feels like it was just the early fall and all of a sudden, here we are in December, with just over two weeks until Christmas?  I don’t know where the time goes!

The weekend before last we got our Christmas tree!  We wanted to cut down our own at a local tree farm, but we were crunched for time and instead we dished out $45 to the community house in our town for a super dry (but pretty!) tree.


Charlie is totally unsure of what to make of a TREE, in the house…


Even more unsure (er, embarrassed?) was how she felt in this little reindeer outfit I picked up for her when Matt was away on business last week…


But seriously, how cute is that little embarrassed face?!

Last weekend my mom came to stay with me a night while Matt was away, and we indulged in the yummiest of Greek food, followed by a night in on the couch with a Hallmark holiday movie and M&M’s.

If I hadn’t slurped up all of this crack deliciousness in almost one sitting the week before, I would have saved some to share with her…



The next day, we got a little crafty and my mom helped me with a project I had in mind to bring a little bit of holiday charm to our window boxes out front!


Other than the decorations, I do still have some shopping to do, but I’m pretty excited for the holidays this year.  We’ll be traveling to Pennsylvania to visit with Matt’s family this year.  I’m excited but know I’ll also miss my family back home.  We’re doing a pre-Christmas get together which will be good, and within the next two weeks, between the two of us, we have four parties on the books!  I have a feeling January will be a month dedicated to a bit of R&R after all the holidaze craziness.  We even have a little trip (my coworker told me this is our babymoon!) planned to Puerto Rico for late January that we’re really looking forward to!

How about you?  Are you ready for the holidays?  Have you decorated?  Lots of shopping left to do?


9 thoughts on “T’is the Season…

  1. I can’t believe that Christmas Eve is 2 weeks from tomorrow… I just don’t understand where this year went! Your tree is so beautiful and I love the look on Charlie’s face in both photos. She’s so expressive!

    I am actually done with my Christmas shopping and have most of the gifts wrapped, so I am kind of ahead of schedule which is a good feeling! We decorated the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I have been loving seeing the glow of my tree. We’ll celebrate Christmas Eve/Day with Phil’s mom so it will be my first Christmas without my family but we are driving to my parents the night of the 25th so we’ll get to see them over the weekend.

  2. Congrats!! I love your window boxes. You have inspired me! I would love to have something like that, as I have three front windows that face the street. I will have to put it on my long To Do list! I just got most of my shopping done yesterday online. I even signed up for a free trial of Amazon Prime just so I could get everything on time. I really was a slacker with gift shopping this year!

  3. @Travel Spot- Thanks lady! I was taking Charlie for a walk and saw a neighbor had something like those decorated out front and I was inspired! I’ve also done a lot of online shopping. My husband has Prime, which doesn’t help me much buying for him, or you know, he’d be surprised with the shipping confirmation, not so much the unwrapping!

  4. Peppermint ice cream is one of my favorites so I bet I would down that so fast too! Haha. Nights in + M&Ms with someone I love sounds pretty perfect. The holidays always give us so many opportunities for nights like that and I love it!

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