8ft blue spruce straight from the farm! A farm that served complimentary hot chocolate, hot apple cider and chocolate marshmallow Santa's I might add! The only mishap would have been when we got two thirds of the way through the lights and realized that the only other time we've ever put up a tree, it was clearly only half this size and we were waaaaay short on lights. A quick trip to walmart for two more strings took care of that glitch and we took the opportunity to grab pizza hut pizza (a splurge for us) to mow down on while we decked our tree.
And deck the tree we did, somehow we already have a full tree, I have no idea where we will fit new ornaments next year! Hubs and I have a tradition of getting each other a new ornament every year that has "special meaning" plus we buy a Christmas ornament every time we vacation in a new place! I took photos of some of our favorites but excuse the poor quality of the photos, the light in our house is not very good and flash pretty much ruins the shot!
One of the many from when we lived in Boston
Disney World earlier this year
From our honeymoon in Saint Lucia
Chicago earlier this year
We get the special edition White House annual ornament each year, this was last years.
Maryland blue crab
Hand blown glass ornament from North Carolina last year
The rest of the beloved hodgepodge are little mementos we've been gifted or given to each other. Some of our favorites:
I gave Hubs this ornament our first Christmas, we both adore the s'mores ornaments!
We have a tree filled with hockey and baseball ornaments, I gave Hubs this one the second year we were together.
This was the very first ornament Hubs ever gave me, right after he took me to see the Nutcracker ballet in Boston!
We bought this ornament together at the Christmas tree farm in Boston the very first year we got a tree and decorated it. We were engaged at that point, 10 months until we got married! Hard to tell but written in the heart it says "Our First Christmas"
Hubs gift to me two years ago, a shoe tree, how appropriate!
Another one of the many sports themed, Hubs got this one the same year he got the hockey one above.
Last but not least, the cooking utensil one Hubs bought me last Christmas, I love it!