Saturday, November 26, 2011

Time for the Christmas Tree!

I can't believe it's that time of the year.  The Christmas decorations are up and all that's missing is a tree!  We took care of that today.  We visited Hozak's again as always.  They are getting a bit pricey so next year we are going to look for other options.  The weather was unseasonably warm.  I kind of wish it was snowy since we're getting a Christmas tree, but oh well.  Makes it nice that it wasn't bitter cold haha.  Here's a few photos from our tree hunt:

Riding a tractor out to the field:

So many trees to choose from!

Paula would pick this one if she got a real tree :)

This was Peter's first choice haha.

I really like the contrast of the totally dead tree against all the green. 

This was our final choice.  Such a beauty! :)

Peter cuts the tree down while I brace for catching it:

Time to take our tree home!

We got the tree home and all decorated tonight, too!  It's just beautiful!  So fun to pull out old decorations full of memories to trim the tree while watching a Christmas movie.  I love sitting with all the lights off except for the tree lights.  Now, on to clean up the house and take some pictures of the decorations...

Friday, November 25, 2011

5 Years!

Holy cow!  I can hardly believe that I've been married to Peter for FIVE years!  Time sure does fly!  Five years ago I said these words to Peter.  Time has passed and my love for my husband has only grown with each passing day.  I love you, babe!

I, Mallory, take you, Peter to be my lawfully wedded husband.  To have and to hold, in the presence of God, our family and friends, from this day forward, I promise to love you, comfort you, cherish you, honor and keep you, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, and forsaking all others I will be faithful to you only as long as we both shall live. 

Black Friday Shopping

I'm officially nuts.  I went out at midnight to shop with my mom, sister, and Peter.  It wasn't bad at first.  I did my big order for Kohl's online earlier in the day and only had 3 things I wanted to pick up in store.  2 items at Macy's and 1 at Kohl's.  We hit up Macy's at midnight and were in and out in less than 30 minutes.  Then came Kohl's.  Big mistake.  HUGE!  I was done in a few minutes because I didn't have to stand in the huge long line that wrapped around the store 1.5 times.  I had to go to customer service since I had to add my item to my online order to fix an error with my Kohl's cash.  My mom and sister were buying things though and had to stand in line.  I went to the car with Peter and it was over 2 hours later that they were done.  Actually, closer to 3.  At 1:30 I could've been in bed.  We didn't get home until almost 4.  We were going to go to Denny's for something to eat, but the wait was about an hour and we didn't call until we were ready to eat.  Peter was dying so we went to Sheetz where it took an hour to get a breakfast sandwich.  If we planned better, then Peter and I could've gone to Denny's and waited the last hour there and then could've eaten.  Oh well.  Lesson learned!

We got some sleep and then went out again later that day to Target and a few other places.  It wasn't nearly as bad!  Of course all of the door busters, etc. were mostly gone, but we weren't looking for anything like that anyways.  I ended up getting a dress and sweater that my mom bought me for Christmas.  I'm sure by next month I'll forget what they look like and it'll be a surprise.  :)

Black Friday shopping is always nuts I think.  I suggest online orders if at all possible.  :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day of Rest

Well, I don't know what happened.  Did I overdo it with decorating yesterday? haha.  I didn't even make it to church today.  I slept the whole time which is very unlike me!  I slept until after noon.  My back was super sore - still is actually.  And I had the worst headache that was so intense and made me dizzy.  Thankfully, the headache is gone.  Not sure what happened, but I'm just resting up and hoping tomorrow this is all gone.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This is definitely the earliest that I've ever decorated for Christmas.  Usually it's done the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I decided that today would be easier and less stressful than trying to drive to my parents' place in Hollidaysburg on Thursday, come back and have Friday to decorate and celebrate our anniversary, and get the tree Saturday.  In an attempt to reduce the stress and allow for flexibility on Friday, I decorated today!  It's always fun getting out our decorations and reliving memories in most of our knick knacks.  It's also fun to pull out those "after Christmas bargains" from the previous year to use!

This year the decorations are a little different than the last few years.  With our new tv stand, there was no top of the tv area so things just got switched around a little.  I also have my new Willow Tree Nativity that I didn't have last year.  I love how it all turned out.  I'll wait until we get the tree next year to take pictures of the place.  I do this so that I can remember next year where I put things this year! haha

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Craft Show #2

I did another craft show!  This time it was just me, but Peter came along to keep me company.  I sold much more things this time!  It was a craft show at a public library which I think is much better than a festival setting.  It was much more encouraging that people want to buy the crafts I make haha.  This was my table set up that we prepared the night before.  Not too shabby.  :)  I was thinking of doing a few more shows in November and December, but our schedules are already so crazy so I think I'll wait.  Maybe in the spring I'll do more.  :)