Wednesday, December 8, 2010


We got our Christmas decorations up last week and I am excited about the new items that have been added to the mix. We have most of the same decorations for last year... but we have two main additions that make very big statements.

The first is the lovely tree that you see below - Josh and I used some of our Birthday money to purchase this beautiful 7' (artificial) tree a couple of weeks ago. I was very excited about it. Our first 2 Christmases in Jax, we got REAL Christmas trees (which are still my favorite). However, once we moved to Alabama - we were not here for Christmas week anymore and did not want to leave a real tree while we were gone (fire hazard?!?!) We decided getting a decent looking artificial tree was the next best thing - here she is. She is a beauty!!

The next exciting addition to the Christmas decoration collection at the Hewiett House is seen below:

Our nativity is complete!! The last piece that we needed was the actual stable - and my mom surprised me with it for my birthday last month - very nice!! Although the nativity still has no better place to sit except the bar (which will hopefully change in our new place next year), it now looks like a set meant to be together. I think this is (and will always be) my favorite Christmas decoration - such a simple statement of what CHRISTmas is about - the birth of our Lord. I also love that our first 4 Christmases as a married couple were spent collected all of the pieces.

That's all of the new decorations for this year! I just got an email notice that our shutterfly Christmas cards we ordered should arrive today!! Maybe will be motivated to address them and get them out tonight! (Be expecting your copy very soon!)


Cindy H said...

Love the new tree!!! The new stable pulls the whole scene together nicely.

Spencer and Emily said...

the tree is beautiful! Yall couldn't have picked a more perfect tree, even if it is artificial! :) I love the nativity! I have that one as well and I love putting it out each year. I may just leave it up year round. :)