Also right before we skipped town, Chris got up on the rooftops (click, click click!) and put up our exterior lights on a warmer day. The whole time he kept saying how much better the experience was this year compared to last–when it took for-ev-ver and he came in with freezing hands covered in cuts. Poor guy. So, yeah–Lights up when the weather is still in the high fifties, for the win.
And then everything at our place got put on pause while we headed up north to visit our parents for Thanksgiving….and decorate their house. It takes my mom three days to put up her tree and decorate the house herself, so we are happy to all pitch in and help. While my sister, mom and I were busy indoors reminiscing about every ornament (no wonder it takes so long), Chris, my brother in law and Dad were outdoors, putting up the life-size nativity I painted for my parents a few years ago.
So now, with the addition of about $23 worth of ornaments…from the dollar store (which, I can definitely say is the most I have ever spent in one transaction there) our tree is looking filled in and flirty.
I must have some sort of problem through, because I still want more ornaments. Eeee. Next year. :) As for everything else, like I said–we are minimalists. I rehung our wreaths going up the stairs like last year (
And a little nativity scene from my parents and garland and gold glass ornaments (away from Greta’s reach) took their place on the fauxdenza.
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