Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh Christmas Trees!!!

It just doesn't feel like Christmas without a Christmas Tree! I was so excited for Brett and I to buy, decorate, and have our very first Christmas tree together! He was a little hesistant to buy one since it will only be up for 2 1/2 weeks before we leave for a bowl game, but I insisted! So we went out and bought a real tree from Lowe's. Neither of us had been tree shopping before so we were amazed when we looked at the first tree in the first row of the bunch, looked at it, gave each other the nod, paid for it, and were out of there in 10 minutes! We went and bought some decorations and some lights, and now our little tree is glowing in our living room. Now it feels like Christmas! We didn't get crazy with the decos, but we like it!

We also did something fun for our neighbors and good friends, Chase and Ashleigh Carlson. Ashleigh really wanted a tree but Chase was bein' a scrooge and didn't want to get one this year. And he wasn't budging. So Monday Brett and I went and bought them a tree for Christmas, put a bow on it, and left it on their front step. Then we hid outside until Chase got home (Ash was already inside) We wanted to see their reaction. Ashleigh was thrilled, but I think Chase's exacts words were "You Punks." But within a couple of hours, their tree was fully decorated (much better than ours) and Chase was feeling the spirit of Christmas and happy to have the tree! I won't call him a Scrooge anymore. They invited us over later to see their tree and SURPRISE, there was a gift under it for US! It was a Shark (you know, the dust buster). They are too nice:) Thanks guys! Brett is using it daily, and I'm loving it! It's a toy for him.

We are lucky to have such good friends as our neighbors. What a fun way to start out our Christmas!

11 comments:

Rich and Kellie said...

cute tree!!! That is SO SO fun! Did you get my msg about Heber?

Elizabeth said...

Way to spread the holiday spirit! :) And I hear that the party on the 12th is gunna be so great! Thanks in advance for all the work and "stressing" you are doing...it will be so fun...relax! We'll all be sure to have a great time...and know it's cauz of you!

Christy and John said...

I don't like getting too crazy with the decos either. I still have the same decos from our first year married. John surprised me with a tree when I got home from work. You and Ashley and Chase remind me of us and Cade and Heather. It's so nice to have close friends to play pranks and do nice things for.

ryan and laura said...

you guys are so awesome! there's nothing quite like a REAL tree....the smell...the look...the pine needles all over! maybe we should come live next to you cause I've been begging for one since July! chase and ashleigh are lucky to have such thoughtful friends. do you know what bowl game you go to yet?

Max & McKinzi Hall said...

You guys are too cute! And I love your tree! We just got ours all decorated to and it really does feel more like Christmas time now. Hey we need to play soon! Now that we finally have our hubby's on the weekends! Talk to you soon!

carly said...

You guys are adorable :)

The Mortensens said...

Kristy you are sooooo FUN!

Kristina said...

Aw. Happy first Christmas together! You guys are so cute.

Colt 'n Tami said...

CHEERS to the first Christmas together,,, I bet there are mistletoes EVERYWHERE! Wahooo! mucho luv and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you love birdies! miss ya!

ThE RoOkIeS said...

Aww Thats so cool! Yea Darron is a Scrooge as well! I wanted a Tree so badly but he said nope...we're not even going to be here, plus the cat is just going to jump on it and knock it over....I had to agree with him...so our house is Christmas-less! lol Maybe next Christmas he'll be more open to it! P.s. Your Decorations look Great!

Mary said...

i LOVE your tree!! we've yet to go and pick out a real one. i LOVE real tress (smell, look etc), but a intimidated by the needles. you've inspired me though - maybe next year!. . .

way cute gift for your friends. way to spread the holiday spirit!!