We were FINALLY able to decorate and put the tree up this weekend! After a lot of debate of whether or not to put a tree up this year, we realized it just wouldn't feel like Christmas without one. Our worry with putting up a tree was that Thurman would try to eat it!
He tries to eat everything!
Putting on Christmas music, enjoying a glass of wine and decorating the tree was a perfect way to spend our Saturday night.
During the decorating of the tree, we love to reminisce about the moments when we got the special ornaments we have. Our two favorite ornaments this year:
An Ornament from Uncle Rick & Aunt Gayle
An Ornament from Saratoga Springs
(the first city we lived in together and got married in)
Thurman also got into the holiday spirit ...
Someone got an ornament!
There is nothing better than snuggling up on the couch all together with the tree lit. I finally feel the Holiday Cheer around here!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
p.s. I do have to admit, just this once that it is soooo weird that it isn't chilly out with snow on the ground right now and I might miss it A LITTLE bit.
p.s.s. That being said, we went to the beach today and I forgot all about that feeling of missing the cold!! More on our beach trip next time!
Yesterday, the sun was shinning here in Charleston!!
Thurman needed to get out and socialize a little bit (he has become quit the homebody)....
So, we went downtown for a walk and to watch the Charleston Holiday Boat Parade. There are viewing points all over the Charleston area, where you see boats decorated with lights and holiday cheer. How much fun!!!
Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures of the parade because the puppy was sleeping on my lap, but here is one I found online:
It was a beautiful day here in Charleston for Thanksgivng
This is how our first Thanksgiving went in Charleston:
I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the first time ... EVER!! Ek!
The smoke alarm only went off once and I only called my mom about 10 times. SUCCESS!
Let's start from the beginning.
I did a lot of prep work on Wednesday. Had to cut up the potatoes and brussels sprouts. Make the stuffing and the cheesecake.
Thursday morning, Trevor cleaned out the turkey for me then we stuffed it and put him in the oven around 11am After a few hours I made the brussels sprout casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls. It all turned out GREAT!!
Trevor ate two HUGE plates of food and that made me so happy. I really enjoyed cooking Thanksgiving dinner and can't wait to do it again next year.