Wednesday, November 20, 2013

We're those people...

I never intend to be one of those people who decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but it seems like it has been unavoidable the last couple of years.  (And by "unavoidable," I obviously mean "completely avoidable but not nearly as much fun.")

Last year, I was at trial during the optimal decorating time, and then we headed to Paris for nine days.  So we decorated early because we knew we wouldn't if we waited until we got back from vacation.  This year, my excuse is that I'm hosting my sister-in-law's Christmas-themed baby sprinkle at our house the first weekend in December.  So I needed to get it all up so that I could see what I have and decide if I need anything else. (At least that's what I told Micah when I brow-beat him into dragging all of the Christmas bins out of the attic this weekend...)

I'm not finished, and I'll definitely post pictures once I am, but I wanted to at least post the Instagram sneak peek at our tree this year.

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(pardon the cell phone quality)

If you've been following along for awhile, you'll probably recognize our enormous, 12-foot (fake) tree.  I added a few more ornaments this year, and I'm digging all the gold, for sure.  But how puny is that tree topper?  Ha!  It's kind of a joke now that we have this massive tree that we still use our Walgreens $7.99 star (that doesn't even light up anymore).  I'm officially on the hunt for a new one for next year.

In other news, Gracie has yet another ear infection.  Actually, this may just be the same one from earlier this month.  Apparently the bacteria are growing resistant to Amoxicillin (lovely), so we are hoping the stronger antibiotic will knock it out.  But man, oh man, how I wish my sweet girl could be rid of these things for good and avoid all of these antibiotics.  Just as soon as she's eligible for tubes, we will be contacting an ENT faster than you can say "sign us up!"

And because no post is complete without cute baby pictures...

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. . . her ankles are so chunky that I couldn't fasten her boots.

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 . . . our happy little devil.

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. . . the hair.  It's seriously out of control, y'all.

So that's what we've been up to:  Christmas and sick baby snuggles.  What's going on with you guys?

8 comments:

Colleen said...

I loved it when I saw it on IG. beautiful!
how cute are Grace's boots!!!

The Tale of Three P's said...

I am so excited about Christmas, I can't even stand it. Your tree looks beautiful!

Sasha Savy said...

I love your tree and Gracie is just precious! I am putting mine up Monday but I already have my Christmas village up :)

Lauren Thomas said...

We're moving the week we get back from Paris, so I literally cannot decorate until around the 14th of December. It is KILLING me! But...I'll give it up for Paris this one time I guess ;)

Emily said...

We are "those people" too, and I agree, it's mostly unavoidable for us at this point. I hope that as Lilly gets older we can slow down and not decorate until after Thanksgiving because I want her to know how important that holiday is too. It so often gets overlooked because I myself rush the Christmas season. Can you tell I am feeling a little convicted about this? Ha! Love the pictures of Miss Grace and your tree! Ours is 10 foot and so hard to decorate the top, how do you guys do it?!

Jessie said...

Just found your IG. (Finally!) I don't think I'll mind seeing that sweet face more often one bit. Also, we're totally busting out Christmas next week BEFORE Thanksgiving too. Awesome tree! And awesome staircase!!!

Nichole said...

...meanwhile I want to be the person who is up on her holiday game like you! Love the tree!

Annabelle said...

I am in love with your whole house, but you already knew that! Your tree does need a bigger topper but it's still beautiful! I love going all gold! My Mom does all white and silver! Poor Grace! I hope she gets rid of those ear infections soon!

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