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First Christmas Together

Aside from the mountain of work and the broken foot escapades, these past 5 months of married life have been pretty cool. Getting to know each other’s sleeping patterns, cleaning habits, and scheduling preferences has been a challenge, but a fun one because we get to do it together as husband and wife. I’ve always hoped and dreamed my first holiday season as a wife would include things like hearty laughs by a crackling fire with hot chocolate and gingerbread, decorating the perfect tree together, making Martha Stewart-worthy cookies for our family and friends, and staying up late at night watching the Christmas lights on our tree dance on the ceiling. I’m excited to make our own traditions and memories this year…. our first Christmas.ย And while I know nothing ends up going as planned, and nobodys’ holidays are perfect, I still can’t help but be giddy and smiley as we near the holidays.

We started off our holiday traditions with our annual Christmas tree hunting…. but this year, we got to hunt for our own tree! While the rest of my family ran off to find their tree, Christopher and I got to traipse around the farm looking for a tree for two. We found our tree and took some photos….

This happens to be Christopher’s reaction to my incessant documentation of our “firsts”…. we’re working on it….

And the happy couple with our tree…

Then we met up with my family and took some more photos. This is what I like to call a “perspective of the Christmas tree” photo…. If the Christmas trees had eyes, this is what we think they might see…

And… on another note… I’ve successfully fulfilled one of my “good wife” duties… making my first homemade holiday wreath! What do you think? I’m pretty excited about it and I’m sure I’ll continue to share as more holiday adventures unfold.

  • November 30, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    Ashley Brimeyer - love, love the wreath and still laughing at the “perspective of the Christmas tree” picture. so great!

  • November 30, 2011 - 8:03 pm

    Betsy - that wreath rocks!

  • December 1, 2011 - 9:54 am

    Carrie Ahrens - that is one awesome wreath! and I love Chris’ “firsts” face ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • December 1, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Kasey - Love the wreath! You should post directions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • December 3, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Carmelle - Love love seeing the lovely blessings of this stage of life you are in ๐Ÿ™‚

  • December 4, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Kel - Yeah!!! your first Christmas together!!! Always super exciting! The wreath rocks…what an excellent wife you are ๐Ÿ™‚

  • December 9, 2011 - 8:51 pm

    Kristen - I absolutely love the photo from the Christmas tree’s perspective! I totally laughed out loud! And good job on the wreath! I have been married for almost 10 years and am just now even thinking of diy projects!

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