Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge - Day 1, 2, & 3

I found this today, and am completely hooked!  I am 2 days behind, so this is my catch up!

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge

Holiday topics, 2 weeks {10 days}... LOVE!

Day {One} Fave gift received for Christmas

My engagement ring!  Ok, technically it wasn't Christmas, but it was only a few days before.  It is so beautiful, and every Christmas time I'm reminded of that amazing moment of our lives.

Day {Two} Fave holiday tradition, new or old

Old - Growing up, both of my parents were on the Volunteer First Aid Squad, so every year on Christmas Eve, one of the local firefighters would dress up as Santa, get on top of the fire truck and visit kids whose parents were first aiders/firefighters as well.  They would show up lights going, sirens blaring, and come inside our Mam-Mom's {we usually had dinner there on Christmas Eve} house to deliver us our "Christmas PJs".  Seriously, it was the BEST!  We always felt so special!

New - We don't have TOO many yet, bc Gwen is still young, but I love that we cut down our own tree!  It is such a cool experience, and you always know exactly how the tree is going to look in your living room!  I think that this is the 4th year that we have done it, and I don't think that we will ever change.

Day {Three}  Holiday decorations/decor

This year is a little different, seeing as how everything needs to be "high up" and out of reach for Gwen {and Wiley}.  BUT, this WILL be the first year that we will be putting lights up outside.  {I know, we are awful, but we never seemed to have the time or help to put them up in years before}.  Here's some pics of stuff around our house.

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Monica said...

I love the Christmas socks! They are so adorable.

Liv Kit @ Simply Sunshine and Daisies said...

Awesome decorations! Love the stockings! I need to do day 1 and 2 too!

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LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Ah, great decorations. I love the elf on the shelf! I want to do this! Engagement ring for Christmas- pretty awesome gift! I love the sign that you made for the countdown!

the workaholic momma said...

Oh my goodness...your stockings are seriously adorable!!! I still wish there was a place around here where we could cut down our own tree...that is such a cool tradition!