Saturday, November 17, 2012

O' Christmas Tree

 Please don’t roll your eyes or think negatively – but yes, I am one of THOSE people that already has their Christmas tree up.  But hear me out, I have good reasoning…  Friday afternoon I got off work at noon because Tyler and Granny (our sitter) had a funeral to attend.  It gave me and the little cowboys something fun to do without taking over the weekend.  Also, we will be gone for Thanksgiving so when we return it will be so nice to come home to a decorated home.  I LOVE Christmas and I am soaking up a few extra days this year.
Last year we didn’t put a tree since we were still in the process of settling in the new house so it was exciting to see.  I kept thinking I needed a new 10 foot tree with our vaulted ceilings but I ended up just making the topper of our little old tree a bit taller and called it good.  Now I’ll just watch for a bargain after the holidays.  
I was a bit afraid of how Kal would be around a tree but he has done great.  He was napping when Keeler and I did most the work so he was quite impressed when he woke.
What's better than a new tree skirt?  
A new tree skirt on beautiful new floors.  Thanks again to my handsome hubby! :)

Tyler’s mom (aka Mimi) came up on Friday for the funeral and ended up staying in town for the weekend.  We’ve had a lot of fun with her and the rest of the family.  Friday night we had steaks and played games at our house.  
Today us girls and the little cowboys attended the local holiday shopping bazaar and shopped around town.  Best of all we got to see Santa Clause at the bazaar.  Keeler was a bit timid but was really excited.  
We also had to start Elf on the Shelf early since he “appeared” while we were decorating.  Note to self:  next year don’t just store him with the Christmas décor because my little helpers might find him.  Keeler is really interested in the elf and keeps talking about him.  I went back and pinned all those cute ideas on ways to hide him because I think he’ll get a kick out of it.  I’m looking forward to making Christmas memories with my favorite little cowboys this year.  
Let the Holidays begin, even if it is a bit early!



  1. It's okay to be thinking Christmas ~ afterall it takes thinking to put Christmas in our hearts doesn't it? Your boys will enjoy beautiful memories of 2012 Christmas.

    1. That's right Anita. Also thanks for the COMMENT. :)

  2. Don't worry Kelley, you're not the only one! I will put up our Christmas tree this week! Ha!

    1. Can't wait to see pictures and see what Athena thinks!

  3. I love that u have your tree up already. In fact I'm beyond jealous. Lol. If, 1. My husband would allow me to put one up now I so would. 2. If a fresh tree would last till Christmas I would do it any way just to spite him. Lol. 3. If I could find a live one that did not look like a bush that came off the ranch there would be no stopping me.
    With all the wild crazy stuff life brings around the holidays I would welcome the chance to be ahead of the game instead of always behind the ball.

  4. Heck, girl, if your Christmas tree is that beautiful I say you can put it up whenever you dang feel like it! It's simply stunning! I just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better... hope you don't mind if I follow along!

    new follower :)