Decking the halls…

Per tradition, I’ve spent this weekend decking the halls of our home in preparation for Christmas.

Last year is actually the first year that I’ve ever decorated before Thanksgiving, and while I was tempted to do it again this year, I held out. Last Christmas was our first Christmas in this house and I think I just got really excited about seeing our decorations in this space and making our first Christmas memories in #ourforeverfloridahome.

Let’s take a little walk down memory lane…

A few photos (and the full tour) of our first Christmas in this home:

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And while we’re taking a peek at Christmases past, let’s look at our last Christmas in our first home (or at least a highlight of that last December there, I guess my blogging was declining then, I never did a big post on just Christmas in the house that year). Decorating that house for Christmas was one of the things I loved most. Mostly I loved decorating the kitchen (after we made it over) and the faux fireplace. A faux fireplace is something I do miss in this house, no mantle to hang the stockings from.

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I’m not quite done decorating this year, but once I am, a tour will come. Especially since this year there have been some big changes in our home, like the kitchen remodel and the dining room make over. This is also the first year I’ve ever made up a styled tree. You know the kind… color coordinated, matching ornaments. Normally our tree is all family ornaments, very sentimental (don’t worry, we’ve kept that tree, it’s just been moved to the playroom. I wanted a full sized tree in the playroom since we have the big corner windows to the front of the house in there) and traditional.

This year I decided since we were moving that tree into the playroom, that I’d buy a new tree for the living room and make it more of a piece of decoration. It was fun to do and possibly not finished yet. Pictures to come!

Netflix and chill (for real) with Gilmore Girls… who’s with me?

So, who else is on the Gilmore Girls revival train today?

I started at 6:30 am (and it didn’t feel early at all for some reason) and am now onto spring with the Gilmore Girls.

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Reigniting Gilmore Girls… best thing to happen in 2016.

It’s like Lorelai and Rory had never left. Their banter, their coffee drinking, their crazy (but can I please live there already) town of Stars Hollow. It’s like it’s always been here.

Pretending my coffee is from Luke’s and getting back into episode two. I’ll see you on the flip side and after those four little words are said. Also, #teamjess still, all the way.

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Happy Thanksgiving… & a Christmas card outtake

Thanksgiving is behind us… by just an hour or so. Turkey has been eaten, pumpkin everything has been devoured. We’ve visited both sets of families as we do every year and the kids are now at my parent’s house helping them trim their tree. Mike and I are watching Bad Moms because I told him he’d love it. We usually go to the movies and hit up Target Black Friday deals, but this year we’re just kind of tired (I guess that’s what happens as you get older).

So… here’s a little Happy Thanksgiving from our Christmas card outtake photos. I promise, Mike wasn’t as annoyed at taking pictures as he looks, I think he was mostly just goofing off on this while I got the timer set. I don’t think I did cards last year (and maybe not the year before either), so I figured while we were dressed for today I’d knock out some photos and get my cards ordered for this year.

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Hope you’re as full as I am from today! Happy Thanksgiving!

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