I have two rules when it comes to Christmas....
1. I can't start decorating/really thinking about preparations until after Thanksgiving.
2. I have to have a LIVE tree!
We always had a live tree growing up (even went out to a tree farm and picked it out before it was cut down). My first year out of college I had a fake tree. It was easier for sure, but it just didn't feel like Christmas to me! ***Now, I know some people are just too OCD for the needles or the clean-up, etc, but I don't know anyone that would describe me as OCD. Two crazy cuties came into my world a few years ago and ruined any chance I ever had of being a neat freak.
Isn't she a beauty?
Now if you wonder why the picture is so tight on the tree.... well you see we are still shoved in the tiny little townhouse that we have been leasing for a year. Do not fret though, we are under contract with a house! We have had the inspection and all we are waiting to do now is close on Dec. 30th!
If you have been a reader of mine then you know this journey has been a long one. We decided to move from Kentucky to my home town of Mount Pleasant, SC about two years ago. I came down, interviewed, obtained a job all about April of 2013. We put our house on the market immediately, but we were moving from a VERY small town and selling a house there can be slower than molasses. Soooo we moved in with my parents for about 6 months.
After corralling two crazy kids and forcing my sweet husband to live with his in-laws for long enough, we decided to lease an adorable, but small townhouse until we were able to buy a house of our own.
Finally! Finally our house in Kentucky sold!!! So we immediately went out and bought a house right??? Wrong. Have you ever tried to buy a house 5-10 miles from the beach? Take my word for it--- it's a little stressful! So for the last 6-8 months we have been saving, looking, and trying not to trip over each other in our sweet townhouse.
About two weeks ago ALL of our hopes and wishes came true and our offer on a beautiful home was accepted! We have made it through the inspection and all the grueling mortgage paperwork (did I tell you I am NEVER moving again?!?!) and now we are just waiting to close at the end of December.
If you saw my news a few posts back *here* then you know that this move is an absolute necessity!
I had full intentions of posting about Christmas products that I use in my classroom, but as this house is EVERYTHING on my mind right now--- it took a different turn!
Check back in tomorrow because I am working my tail off to finish not one, but TWO products for January! Have a great weekend friends!