80 degree weather be damned, this weekend I finally marched my butt up to the attic to get the ornament box and I decorated the poor tree that had been sitting naked in my dining room for a week!
What did I find when I opened the box? Last year's Christmas cards, of course! I love Christmas cards so much that I can't bear to part with them when the season is over. Too much post-holiday depression to add that one to the mix! So, every year I pack them on the top of my ornament box and the next year I get to gush over them one more time. I could't believe all of Cooper's fat little baby friends who aren't fat little babies anymore! I'm counting on you 2012 Mamas to fill the void!
In the past, I have driven Kyle C.R.A.Z.Y. with the amount of Christmas card displaying that goes on at the house. He can't stand "clutter" and I go to town filling every nook, cranny, shelf and window sill with Christmas cards. This year, I have I new plan. Thank you Pinterest and you're welcome Kyle! All you need is a hole punch, an O ring and some Christmas ribbon to make an "add as you get them" Christmas card coffee table book! I've already started mine:
And finally, the tree! Having a Jewish husband means two things in terms of my "getting in the spirit-ness": 1) who wouldn't be excited to spend not one but nine days celebrating the holidays in December and 2) I get to decorate my entire tree with no input from the peanut gallery. There are a few random A&M ornaments and Santas scattered around but for the most part...SHOES!