Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree…

O.K, maybe the sweetie and I really aren’t “rockin'” around the tree as much as we are chillin’ around the tree. We aren’t exactly the “rockin'” types. And apparently this year we really aren’t the decking the hall types either, since there hasn’t been as much decking of the halls as there was this time last year. It might have something to do with a certain “event” on the horizon, or we could just be getting more lazy in our old age. The Sweets turned the big 3-1 yesterday, and I will be leaving my 20’s behind this coming April.  Eek…

But enough about getting old and being lazy, on with the Christmas cheer!


My sweet mother bought me this tree at an after Christmas sale. Apparently it was less than $20 bucks, so I’d say it was well worth the money since it’s been 7 years and she’s still shining bright (the tree, but my mom is still shining bright too!). The star was a recent purchase at Big Lots, I’ve had differing varieties of bows and snow flakes topping my tree for the past several years. But this year, I decided it was time to finally get a star to top our tree. How traditional of me.

And speaking of traditional, I always decorate my tree with memories and family tradition in mind. So, ornaments from childhood, or that are reminiscent of childhood are a must. For me, the Pokey Little Puppy and Starbright, sum up my childhood interests.

And for the Sweetie…

Why Pacman of course. The man is still obsessed!

And if you look to the right of the tree, you will see our stockings that have been hung with care. Too bad the picture wasn’t taken with care, my camera doesn’t seem to have a shaky hands setting.

The three stockings are for the Sweetie, myself, and yes, we’re the weirdos that hang a stocking for the dog.

Above the stockings, is the mirror. I used a sharpie (no, worries it comes out with Windex and some elbow grease) to write a verse from Luke 2:14:

“Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men.”

Although, I might switch it out for Luke 2:10-11:

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

And Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a nativity scene.

It’s not the most elegant nativity, but it holds special meaning for me. My mom purchased this at a discount store 25 years ago, back when I was in Kindergarten (Yup, I’m that old). I remember playing with these figures year after year. My mom gave in and finally let me take it home with me 4 years ago. And now it’s one of my prized possessions, and definitely the first of the Christmas decorations to come out of the bins.

I would love to share more, but that’s all I’ve got up so far. There’s still the Christmas table scape to do, and some finishing touches on the outdoor display. Or maybe not, like other bloggers out there, I am trying to make this Christmas a simpler one.


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