thedwarfandthegiant


OUR first Christmas tree!
November 30, 2011, 3:57 am
Filed under: engagement

This is Ryan and my first holiday living together. I am a huge holiday freak so of course we HAD to get a tree the weekend following Thanksgiving.

Ooooohhh speaking of Thanksgiving, I’m going to digress for a moment. After much convincing, we ended up in Palm Desert at the Pitt’s home away from home. The weather was perfect, the food was great, and my fave was the introduction of our families. My grandparents drove down from Desert Center to meet the Stanley, Pitt, Woodall, and Gainards. They were welcomed with smiles and hugs. Everyone got along beautifully! It was the perfect Thanksgiving. The following day they all played golf while Kathleen, Scott, Nikki, and I lounged at the pool at the Riveria.

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Ok, back to the tree! Ryan and I snagged a fine looking Douglas Fir. We put it up and put on the lights… I know typical tree stuff.

But the best part was putting on the ornaments. My grandma Reva passed last year (October 2010). She made ornaments called snow babies. Every year I’d get a new set. Even Ryan has his own with his name and date on the bottom. I also received these two Christmas porcelain dolls.

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Also, Ryan and I started a tradition to get an ornament on every trip. We’ve never been able to put them up before. It was a lot of fun finding forgotten ornaments and reminiscing. The apple is from our recent trip to Oak Glen when we picked up our apples for our wedding apple pies.

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I love that our tree is mix and match of meaningful ornaments. I love it!!! Ryan keeps reading me bc I keep glancing at it and smiling. *sigh

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