Monday, December 01, 2008

Well Jingle My Bells It's Christmas Time!

Christmas has got to be my favorite holiday hands down! And nothing brings home the reality of the Christmas season than bringing home a real tree. Last Saturday we met up with our friends Matt & Amy at Starbucks before heading out to Smyrna to pick out our trees. We have only been able to find Noble Fir trees carried out at this one particular lot, where a nursery trucks them in from the West Coast. Call us tree snobs, but they are by far the prettiest trees to decorate!! It was Matt & Amy's first real tree together and we were so excited to be a part of picking one out with them. We even got some great shots of us with our trees before loading them up in the truck!
Here's Jason with his coffee before heading out into the cold rainy weather to pick out our tree!! You would think we were back in Seattle with how gray it was outside.
Here's Amy using a tree for shelter from the rain as Matt grabbed her coat.
The Walter's first real Christmas tree!
And we are so thrilled with the 7 foot beauty we picked out! This picture just might be a contender for the Christmas card this year :-)

After we dropped Matt & Amy's tree off, we headed back home for our own Keith family tradition of watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and decorating the house. But this year, we did something a little new and Jason spent a few hours outside putting red lights on the roof of the house. I'll have to get a picture to show y'all how cute it turned out!

Even our cat Banks gets so excited at Christmas time, because her favorite spot is nestled up in the white tree skirt under the white lights. She sat staring at the tree patiently waiting all day, till it was completely decorated before crawling under its limbs and snoozing away. Just too cute for words. (I know family that you're rolling your eyes right now!)
Hopefully, I'll have some pictures up soon of the Thanksgiving dinner we hosted at our house with our small group friends. Plus, Jason and I spent Thanksgiving day with Matt & Amy's family out in Franklin and it was a great time. So I should get pics from that day soon as well!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays everyone!!!


Katrina Hope said...

Thanks for sharing that kimmers, I should post about our holiday too to catch you up..but I sent you the pics via phone, and I don't think I want to post those on my blog ;0 It was a fun day, but we definitely missed you two.

I can't wait to see pics soon- I love the one of you and Jase by the tree. You should definitely use it for your christmas card ;)

Little One

Camille said...

Oh, how I miss my days of real trees. Our fake one was free, and free is cheaper than anything, so we'll keep it for now. But when I have kids, we're having real trees. I don't want them missing out on those smells all their lives.

The word verification word I have to type in is "donsula."