Friday, December 21, 2007

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Things have been very busy over here for the holidays. We're taking off tomorrow, but thought that we'd share with you some of the new tradition or two we have started this year. It is, after all, our first year living together, our first (and only!) Christmas being engaged, and the first time we have been around our home for the holidays. (Last year we were moving in December, and the previous years we were still in student mode.)

One of the first things that we did was cut down our Christmas tree.

The tree farm.

Calvin hard at work.

Enjoying the sunlight- it was cold that day!

Ready to go in the living room.

We have a Christmas tree!

I made Christmas stockings for us- we each picked out the fabric that we wanted.

Hoping that the pattern I made works out as I'm all set to cut the fabric.

Stitching it up. The sewing machine was my grandmother's (she was phenomenal seamstress), and the drawer in it still smells like her.

Hanging off the bookcase, since we have no fireplace.

We are headed back to Cleveland tonight to celebrate Christmas with our families, so earlier today we celebrated our own Christmas here, complete with waking up at 5:30 in the morning (just like we were kids!) to unwrap gifts.

Since we are leaving town, I probably won't be blogging much. But have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Meg (and Calvin)

P.S. I would love to hear about any holiday traditions that you have started this year!

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