December 21, 2011


Even though I was ready for Christmas early this year, like always, December 1-20 have flown by. I kinda wish it wasn't sandwiched so close to Thanksgiving so I have, let's say, 2 months to enjoy my decor and the holiday spirit? That would be my ideal.

We've pretty much crossed all to-dos off the list-disneyland, time with Grandma & Grandpa, baking day, visiting Santa, looking at lights and baking banana bread, which is in the oven as I type! I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend with family, and of course, sharing in Shelbys 1st Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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December 12, 2011

*Insert cute Christmas song lyric here*

Note to reader: Only one ornament was broken in the taking of these pictures.

I decided to get an early start on decorating at the Anderson house this year. The indoor and outdoor decor was up and the house was in order the day after Thanksgiving. That same resolve did not, however, reflect my blogging efforts. But at least this is post is coming out before Christmas! I love the Holidays, and for some reason they seem even sweeter now that we're sharing them with Shelby. That, and I'm home to appreciate my house during the day! 

 I decided last year, since our family collection of ornaments are minimal, to get an itty bitty tree and put our special ornaments there. It's just right, for right now, and I like how my big tree stays coordinated while the few special ornaments we have don't get lost in the shuffle but are in a place all their own. 

 It's the little things that get me giddy lately, and pardon me getting all sentimental, but we have 3 stockings now! I love hers, and doesn't Oatmeal (the little bear from Grandma) fit perfectly? Eeek, I love it!

And yes, in keeping with my sentimentalism, someone in our house is starting to eat solids. And by solids I mean watered down rice!