Friday, December 14, 2012

:: around here ::

It finally looks like Christmas at our house. After almost a month of at least one of us being sick, we mustered up the energy to grab a tree at Ikea, string up the lights, and decorate in our mismatched eclectic style. I like the look of matchy trees, but I really love the look of our tree full of treasured ornaments in all shapes and shades. It reminds me of my childhood, and how much I loved pulling out each ornament and remembering the story behind it. For that reason, I buy a new ornament each year to symbolize that year. I have a Frog Prince for the year we got engaged, wedding ornaments from our winter wedding, but I think my favourite one has to be the super simple Crayola Model Magic footprint ornament we made with Hunter when he was just days old. If you have a wee one, you have to pick some up at the craft store and do it. DIY instructions here.


I'm finding it hard to believe we will have a new pair of tiny feet around so soon. I'm 39 weeks today, so the baby could be coming anytime. I'm nervous, but mostly excited. I can't wait to share my nursery pictures once he/she arrives and I put the final touches on the vintage storybook decor.


Hunter doesn't really understand how to spread out the ornaments and went with the "more is better" mentality and loaded up the branches. He was especially curious about the candy canes (which are super old from last Christmas!) and accepted my explanation that they are pretend and can't be eaten. I didn't think knowing how old they were would stop him. Truth be told, I fully expect him to unwrap one and taste it :)


I tried to get the looking at the tree pinterest picture.....but I'm going to have to fiddle with my settings more. I haven't picked up my camera much lately and I feel like I need to revisit my Photography Concentrate tutorials before the new baby arrives (among 124557 other things of course!)

Maybe my next blog post will be a baby announcement?