I love this time of year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. There is plenty of family gatherings, visiting with friends and lots and lots of lights!!! Let’s also not forget my birthday! 😉
We decided Sunday would be the day we put up our tree and decorations. After we got our grocery shopping over with in the morning, we got home just in time to get stuff cleaned up before the Patriots game came on (what a scary win!) so that we could start decorating while I watched the game.
I’ve always loved having a real tree, unfortunately when we bought our sectional for the living room we didn’t have room anymore. We got a steal of a deal on a fake tree one year at Target so that’s what we’ve used the last few years. We always make sure we put up our most treasured ornaments and just use the lights that came on the tree, keeping it simple.
Introducing the C-K family tree of 2013! I thought it would be fun to share my most treasured ornaments over the years.
These ornaments are for my angel fur baby, Boomer. We had to put him down last August at 18 years old and it was definitely a difficult holiday season without him. He loved “helping” me decorate. These special ornaments from friends and family helped a great deal.
These are my favorites given to us as a couple.
These are my favorites from when we bought our first home, in 2008.
You can’t forget my favorite sports teams!
And a few miscellaneous favorites!
Of course, with anything new or unfamiliar in the house, the cats are all over it. Sniffing, climbing and, unfortunately sometimes, chewing. When the Christmas stuff comes out, we always need to get adorable pics of the fur babies in their little costumes. This will be our second Christmas with Flynn and Delilah so Tara decided to do a comparison to their “kittenness” of last year. I dare you not to say “Awww!”.