O Christmas Tree

**tap, tap**

Is this thing on?

I have been completely unplugged for days and have loved every minute Smile 

It’s been filled with moving, family, and 8 inches of snow.

The great thing is that we’re pretty much set up in the new house! Just a few more boxes to  go through and unpack and we’ll be ready to start working on some projects we have planned. There will definitely be pictures soon – we’re still working on some rooms and have big plans for future projects (mostly wallpaper, thank goodness) but it’ll be exciting to get started on those!

But because of a lapse in moving from our old house the new, our cable/internet isn’t being hooked up at the new house until Wednesday so I haven’t watched tv or gone online or seen any football games (!) since last week.

And it’s been a nice break – just spending time unpacking things, sitting in front of our fireplace with family and our Christmas tree, and drinking lots of coffee.

So…in the mean time, I’ll be bringing my laptop into work so I can post at lunch.

Here’s to being back! And to celebrating the end of 2010.

We had a great time celebrating Christmas with our family, and I hope you did, too.

On Tuesday afternoon, after a crazy day of running around to our walk through and closing on our new house, Nick and I headed to a local tree farm.


Fun fact: One man that works in my office also has a Christmas Tree farm! They only have organic and sustainably grown trees and they have a great selection, so we drove up the mountain to pick one out for our new house.

Even with all the craziness of this week with the move and with the holiday itself and our family that are coming to visit, we really wanted to get a real tree and have a fun holiday setting in our new house this weekend.

My family has always had real Christmas trees – never fakes – and it’s the only way I want it. You just can’t beat that smell in the house; no candle or spray can match it!


We got a beautiful 7-8 foot Douglas Fir – and it’s a biggie! Much bigger in the house than we thought it would be, but it’s beautiful.

Full, round, and just waiting to be covered with ornaments.

My mountain man cut down our tree and hauled it back up the hill to the truck so we could take it home – to our new home.

I’m so excited that we got to have a real tree for our first Christmas in our new house!

Pictures coming!


  1. I have been unplugged, as well! It is great, no? I love that you snagged your own tree. It looks awesome. I hope you are enjoying your new casa! So happy for you!!

  2. My husband and I have always wanted to go to a tree farm to get our Christmas tree, but it just never works out!
    Hooray for having a real tree in your new home! :)

  3. Congrats on the move!

    Cutting a tree at a tree farm is on my “list” for when the toddler is a bit older. I remember cutting a tree when the teenager was little and it was so much fun. It was really wet, and he lost his shoe in the mud. Such fun memories…

    Enjoy the new house and being unplugged! :)

  4. Merry Christmas to you two!

  5. Not brave enough to get a real tree, and we got 32″ of snow Here in NJ

    Please send help


  6. I can’t wait to see the pictures of your new house. Sounds like you are all settled in and loving it.

    Hope you are feeling well too :-)

  7. Hey sweetie!!! Gosh, your life has been exciting these past few days and I hope everything is going so well for you. I’m sure Christmas was a bit untraditional this year but all so wonderful at the same time. Hope you are feeling better!!

  8. I’ve been a bit unplugged myself and it’s been WONDERFUL!

  9. Being unplugged is the best… I need someone to take my computer away from me sometimes :)

    The tree looks beautiful even without decorations!

  10. hmm, maybe i should unplug myself right now :) merry christmas!!!

  11. Growing up we often had real trees. I loved the smell and the tradition of getting one. The pine needles, not so much. :-/ That is a beautiful tree.

  12. I was hoping you and Nick had a wonderful holiday!!

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