‘Tis the Season

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!!

This is the first year we’ve done two Thanksgivings!  One on Thursday and the second on Sunday–so fun, but I don’t need to eat again until 2014!!
Minutes after the first Turkey was done, as per Monroe tradition, we ushered in the Christmas season with our good friends’ house lighting ceremony.  (Well Done Mr. D and family!)

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After leaving Grandma and Grandpa’s house the next morning we went over the river and through the woods (aka up the Garden State Parkway), cut down our tree and set about to make our own little winter wonderland.  Here’s a quick peak…

living room decs
Jesus doesn’t make an appearance in the manger until his birthday.

kids trees
Last year, I surprised the kids with their own little trees in their rooms and it has been a major hit!

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As per our own little tradition, that started in Hoboken when we used to carry the tree home 2 blocks,  we ordered Chinese takeout and decorated the tree (of course, while listening to Kenny and Dolly’s Once Upon a Christmas–best $6 you’ll ever spend!).  My favorite part is reminiscing while looking at the cute homemade ones and talking about some of our favorite trips (we always get ornaments as souvenirs)!

So after we were all snug in our beds, Billy Bob Junior showed up (the kids named him??) and TP’d our tree!!!  Oh how I dislike this trouble-maker!

billy bob jr.

If I were keeping it real I would go on to show you the unpacked Christmas village all over the dining room table that still needs to be set up on the front windowsill and I would tell you that we haven’t even touched the outside yet, but I’ve got to go order cards and try and get them out before Easter. 🙂

Peace out,
– kate

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5 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season

  1. Looks like you are off to a good start. Every year the local news always has a story about someone stealing ‘Baby Jesus’….glad to know yours will be safe. I love the idea of little trees in the kid’s room. My daughter has a little one in her room.

  2. SOO refreshing to know I’m not the only one listening to Kenny & Dolly! (Now if only I could get my family to enjoy it as much as I do!!!). Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to following you on my morning blog visits!

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