Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Holiday Spirit

I miss our house.  Especially this time of the year.  An old, brick colonial begs all year to be decorated for Christmas.  The greenery and lights just complimented our house so well.  And with wooden stairs, a beautiful mantle and and full front porch, I could really make it look special.   It's been hard not living there during the holidays, if only for the memories.
I know I said we wouldn't have a Christmas tree this year, but I just couldn't take it anymore.  So, whilst at Target the other day, I found this little tree and just had to put him in the cart.
He made Isla June smile, what can I say?
Not that he's safe up there.
yes, my child is crawling on the table.
 opportunity seen and opportunity taken.

I know he's not much, but at least it's something. 
A couple of weeks ago, we had a big Tree lighting ceremony at our condo.  One Christmas tree, 6 deer and tons of white lights.  Isla June loves it.  Although, she doesn't see them lit up very much (it's past her bedtime), she loves to go up to the "dee" and see them whenever we leave the house (or come back home for that matter).  It makes me a little more festive every day.
And, I guess to make me feel better because we aren't swathed in Christmas decor, we've been venturing out to to check out some of the holiday happenings in the area.  Being new to the area, we're not really sure of what to do.
Unfortunately, nothing has been too stellar, but Isla June finds a way to have a good time no matter where we go.

Because, inflatables are tons of fun.... 
as is taking out the inflatable nativity scene....

(I took this opportunity to introduce her to all characters.)

We did put it back together in case you were wondering.

And at the most random event yet, we managed a ride together on the carousel, as a family.

Determined to enjoy the holidays.

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