It’s Christmas time, pretty baby… (almost) — September 29, 2015

So, we are really bombing at this whole blog regularly thing.

It will get better.. maybe. Hopefully. πŸ™‚

The semester has been flying by. Faster than the airplane that Andrew likes to whiz by our heads constantly. The semester has been less scary than those close airplane calls, though, thank goodness.

We are now on Fall Break, the lovely week-long break that we should be catching up on schoolwork and planning ahead… instead, we’ve been Christmas decorating! πŸ™‚

Now, before you go hatin’, just know that I don’t really care. That sounds blunt now that I read it back, but its just true. Here are the reasons we decorated our apartment for Christmas this early:

  1. We wanted to decorate this early.
  2. Thinking about the Christmas season calms and soothes us. We have so many good memories from that time, especially since our firstborn child was a Christmas baby!
  3. With everything upcoming in October school-wise, we needed to have a calm, relaxing environment pronto.
  4. If we didn’t decorate this week, when will we have time to decorate and truly enjoy the process with school coming back at us at full speed?
  5. We wanted to decorate this early, and being as we are the only ones here to enjoy it, we thought, Why not?

The following are NOT reasons that we decorated our home early:

  1. We don’t like fall.
  2. We don’t like Thanksgiving.
  3. We give in to commercialism.
  4. We are not thankful.

We really love fall; its my very favorite season. We LOVE Thanksgiving. It truly is my favorite holiday. However, I love to celebrate Thanksgiving in the midst of Christmas decor. It’s true. I love pumpkin-anything. I love leaves. I love cool crisp air. I just don’t have fall decorations.

And please don’t read all of this and think I’m bitter.

Also, please don’t read all of this and think that I’m not mentioning the real “reason for the season.” We do not value all of the “pretty-ness” of Christmas decorations above the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. πŸ™‚

So, with all of that, I’d like to share pictures of our Christmas decorations with you. However, if you’d rather not see fun happy Christmas pretties, don’t scroll any further. Go look at your orange stuff. πŸ™‚ hehe.

Lyndsey

O, Christmas tree!
O, Christmas tree!
Andrew and Charles painted some paper with green and red, and I cut the triangles out and glued them to a piece of paper for these little accents to our big photo wall.
Andrew and Charles painted some paper with green and red, and I cut the triangles out and glued them to a piece of paper for these little accents to our big photo wall.

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Andrew shared his little feet and hand with me for these two paintings, and the middle was also 50% off at Hobby Lobby a while back, and I added Merry Christmas to it!
Andrew shared his little feet and hand with me for these two paintings, and the middle was also 50% off at Hobby Lobby a while back, and I added Merry Christmas to it!
close up of Andrew's artwork!
close up of Andrew’s artwork!
How CUTE is this. I mean, seriously. Thank you, 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
How CUTE is this. I mean, seriously. Thank you, 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
More Christmas crafts!
More Christmas crafts!
I painted a whole lot this season for our home, and this was one of them. I sure wish it was centered better, though!
I painted a whole lot this season for our home, and this was one of them. I sure wish it was centered better, though!

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There was lots of Christmas crafting around here this weekend.. Andrew and I worked on this garland together!
There was lots of Christmas crafting around here this weekend.. Andrew and I worked on this garland together!
Andrew helping mommy with the garland!
Andrew helping mommy with the garland!
Merry Christmas banner in the hallway. All ready for Andrew's school Christmas crafts, because that's usually his artwork clothesline!
Merry Christmas banner in the hallway. All ready for Andrew’s school Christmas crafts, because that’s usually his artwork clothesline!
I thought this Santa was going to get the best of me.. it was not easy, and it took forever, (right Heather and Ashley) but I really liked it!
I thought this Santa was going to get the best of me.. it was not easy, and it took forever, (right Heather and Ashley) but I really liked it!
close up of my Santa.
close up of my Santa.
Snowman+cactus painting for the bathroom!
Snowman+cactus painting for the bathroom!
Ah, Pinterest success here, my friends. those are socks stuffed with rice, no joke. Those were SO fun to make!
Ah, Pinterest success here, my friends. those are socks stuffed with rice, no joke. Those were SO fun to make!
So we just decided to decorate the guest bathroom in snowmen, because these were just so darn cute!
So we just decided to decorate the guest bathroom in snowmen, because these were just so darn cute!
If you know me, you know how annoyed I am that the garland above the big window has LED lights whereas all of the other lights in the house are soft white...... Charles has to bring me down a level from time to time over that..
If you know me, you know how annoyed I am that the garland above the big window has LED lights whereas all of the other lights in the house are soft white…… Charles has to bring me down a level from time to time over that..
This one was so fun. I LOVE the lit canvases at the Christmas store, but they're SO expensive. So, I painted me up a nativity, and poked holes in it, and put mini lights in it myself! I was so proud of this outcome! So fun!
This one was so fun. I LOVE the lit canvases at the Christmas store, but they’re SO expensive. So, I painted me up a nativity, and poked holes in it, and put mini lights in it myself! I was so proud of this outcome! So fun!
The view from the couch.. it makes me so happy.
The view from the couch.. it makes me so happy.

If you made it this far, good for you. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!!

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