Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Traditions

Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget. ~Hugh Downs

As Hubby and I celebrate 13 years of marriage this month, we'll also begin a new tradition. Instead of going on vacation for our anniversary, we'll be staying home.

Over the course of our marriage, Hubby and I have been blessed to travel to some great destinations during the Holiday season. Last year, as I was six months pregnant, Hubby and I drove 10 hours with a 19 month old to take a cruise. While it was a wonderful experience, Hubby and I returned home and exhausted ourselves to decorate and give our little one the Christmas we dreamed of. After that we decided to temporarily forego (I hope) our anniversary vacation and celebrate Christmas at home.

For the past week, Hubby's been working hard to hang lights while I've been thinking hard of affordable ways to decorate our home for the little ones.

Although our Christmas is still Under Construction, I'll leave you with a sneak preview of what's to come.

Please look at the lights....and not the window "mistreatment".

Sincerely, Lisa


  1. What a lovely tradition both the goings and stayings! Looking forward to seeing the decor once it is up!
    congrats on 13 years! Dee Dee

  2. Staying home is good. We have so many birthdays in the month of October, that our Anniversary tends to be overlooked, but it's doesn't matter where you spend it right? Can't wait to see the decorations....I'm working on it too!


  3. Hey, Lisa! Do what you can, believe me I have not always had the $$ to buy lots of stuff either, but I'm sure you can pull off some things that won't cost you a lot of bucks. I always shop the after Christmas sales for my extras every year.

  4. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new anniversary tradition :-) And your kids will have wonderful memories of waking up in their beds on Christmas morning and running to the tree to see what Santa brought them :-)

    After spending six Christmases in a row away from home, it was so nice for us to spend Christmas at home last year. That's the plan for this year too :-)

    Thanks for your comment about my home office makeover :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  5. You will love staying home - less stress. Oh, about the house in the previous post - I vote for painted white trim. We had stained trim in a previous house and it always felt dark. The white will make your walls "pop". Now, enjoy decorating! Linda

  6. hi

    wow - our homes are so similar, same inside AND outside, although mines much smaller. we've redone most of it over the years keeping the vintage charm and on really tight budgets -

    i'll have to do a post - and I'm anxious to see your after photos -


  7. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about the rag wreath.

    I love the name of your blog and your header reminds me of a little getaway I did with my husband in SC in Sept. Very beautiful!


  8. Children grow up so fast..enjoy the years when they are young! Merry Christmas! Warm hugs, Esther

  9. Aww..HAppy Anniversary! My husband and I just celebrated 6 years this past weekend!

    By the way, I am about to do my first give away on the blog! Stop by for the details soon!