Friday, December 2, 2011

Tree-hugging & Egg nog-guzzling

Yesterday, the first of December, something beautiful happened: we got our Christmas tree!  Jen and I had her brother RJ and Matt over for a properly festive evening, complete with spiked egg nog, jazzy Christmas tunes, gingerbread cookies, & lots of decorating (and we ordered Thai food, since I'm still not ready to cook yet after the Thanksgiving marathon kitchen sesh).

there it is!  I think that's the one, anyway . . .

all done up

Matt doing the honors

close up

I'm so excited!  And I've loved reading all about your Christmas trees, too.  Keep 'em coming!

For the next month or so, you can find me on my couch, gazing at the tree.  My dear friends Heather and Serkan (+ baby Rowan!) are coming over tonight to hang out with Matt and me for some long overdue catching up, and I'm so excited to show off the new fir.  It's Christmas on 55th St.!

24 comments:

sheba said...

gorgeous! i don't think i'm having a tree this year since we'll be in two different places for the month of dec.

p.s. weird that you mention baby rowan and i was sitting with my friends' boy, rowan while reading your post!

Dee Stephens said...

So fun!!! Love the holidays!!

Micaela said...

sounds like the most perfect december 1st! :)

awww baby Rowan!!! you must send me photos or blog some please! give heather a hug for me and let her know the scarf she sent is keeping me warm in this windy chicago-like weather we are having in el paso.

drollgirl said...

so excited to show off the new FIR?! LOLOLOLOLOL!

you make me want to get a tree. ALMOST! i haven't had a christmas tree in at least 15 years. i know that sounds crazy, but just imagine what two cats can to to a christmas tree while you aren't there to stand guard over it! lol

hope your weekend is fab. countdown to blowing this joint. can't wait! :)

bananas. said...

it's beauteous, claire, i lovee it!!!!

the close up shot is my fav!

hey ps. what did you think if jax's ass shot in tuesday night's episode? holy wow right? not a dry seat in the house! lol.

Faiza said...

is matt a giant? :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

thai food and christmas decorating sounds fabulous!!
xo TJ

Karolina said...

Congrats on your christmas tree! It looks so pretty. I can't wait for us to get ous :)

<3
K

Mo Vid said...

Good choice on thai food! And the tree of course. Looks pretty.

Girlie Blogger said...

Nice tree. We are getting one this weekend. Can't wait to decorate it.
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Megan said...

Yay, putting up the tree is one of my favourite events each year. It doesnt matter how old you are it is still so much fun hehe.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ah, I have one more week till my tree goes up, can't wait!

Elle Sees said...

can you believe i;ve never had egg nog? have the loveliest weekend!

Marz said...

What a beautiful tree!!! I have never had a real Christmas tree. My parents never bought one growing up and so when I moved out I always went the artificial route as well. I can only imagine how wonderful the pine smells like! It makes your home look even cozier :)

georgia~gigi said...

Love your tree :) I love to sit on the couch and gaze at my tree too!
Glad to hear your Holiday Season is off to a great start!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Live trees are great!! Looks like you picked a great one!

Gracie said...

You're tree is gorgeous. I'm usually the only one putting my tree up but I have doing it. I wish we had more live Christmas trees here. But I've got the good ol plastic tree which looks fairly real :p

Matthew Snope said...

Bringing these over pronto!
http://www.maakies.com/?p=994

Matthew Snope said...

http://www.timanderic.com/posts/35/chrimbus.jpg

Matthew Snope said...

YES. I AM A GIANT. MISUNDERSTOOD AND WITCH-HUNTED BY THE WORLD. - Matt

heather said...

and it smells soooo good!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

looks great!

T.S. Lechuga said...

Your tree is really cute! I can't wait to hang my ornaments!!! They honestly couldn't have arrived at a better time!! As soon as I finished my finals, I was greated by your package. Luved everything; cant wait to wear the polish

Down and Out Chic said...

we weren't going to have a tree this year but then we caved in yesterday and bought a little 3 foot tree. we made it as tacky as possible and it's awesome! now i can't imagine why we wouldn't have wanted one (we were trying to save money, but that's lame!). love your tree. xo