YEA!! I absolutely LOVE Christmas! The music, the decorations, it's all WONDERFUL!!! Last night Zac got out the boxes of stuff and we spread it all around. Our Christmas spirit started on Monday, though, when Zac went to get our tree. We didn't bring our artificial tree with us and decided to buy a real one so that we wouldn't have to store anything!
I've been keeping a friend's kids for a few days while she works. Tate helped Abby and me put the tree stand together.
Here's our cute tree! The artificial one we had was given to us by some friends that were moving overseas. We loved it, but it was a little small and spindly. So having a tall, fat tree is really exciting!!
Getting to the Christmas decorations meant going through lots of other boxes that Zac had expertly packed in our storage closet. These are some boots of Zac's that Abby had fun with.
On to the Christmas decor!! My mom bought us this nativity set for our first Christmas - I love it!!
This nativity is Zac's. My mom has one very similar to it that we put up every year, so it makes me happy to have it!!
I don't care what anyone says, Santa is a part of Christmas. (Not the main part - but still a part) He can co-exist with the nativities, especially in my apartment that lacks display space. :) I've always loved the old world style Santas. Isn't he cute?
Abby discovered that I had a candy cane in my purse and ate THE WHOLE THING. She loved the "canney" and had to have a bath afterward to get rid of all the stickiness!
I feel a tradition coming on. I started making these awesome cookies because I am taking dinner to a family at church tonight. But I think cookie making and decorating could be the beginning of a great tradition. Abby has a lot of fun helping me cook.
"I mik (mix) it! Abby heyulp (help)! Abby turn!"