I had a really hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I feel like that is probably because it was in the 70s in December and people were wearing shorts and flip flops. Weather like that makes it really hard to think about Christmas! Plus the weekend we would normally start getting ready for Christmas I had a lovely reaction to my flu shot and barely moved from bed all weekend long.
The 2nd weekend in December I started to get into the spirit of things as Mark and I were gearing up to go cut down our Christmas tree! We weren't happy with the tree farm we had gone to the previous year, so we decided to try somewhere new. In on of our mailers there was a coupon for Spruce Grove Tree Farms, so we decided to give them a try! I was sold as soon as I read that there were pet donkeys that you could pet and feed! Plus they said they had a hayride and who doesn't love a good hayride?!
|Donkeys at the tree farm!|
|Campfire for roasting marshmallows!|
Fortunately it didn't take us too long to find the perfect tree for us! We actually cut down the first one we both liked (for those of you who know me, you know that is quite an accomplishment).
|Lights up outside out apartment|
During all of this I also managed to have time for a Christmas brunch with my girls. And yes it was so warm out the day we had brunch that we ate outside without jackets on!
And of course I also managed to fit in a Christmas celebration dinner out with two of my favorite "famous" ladies!
And we had another trip to NJ in the works to celebrate Dad's birthday and to help my parents decorate for Christmas!
Plus we headed to The Old 76 House for Dad's birthday dinner!
And also went to the Christmas musical service at my hometown Church and then to brunch with my parents!
We had our typical Christmas Even in Millerstown. Shrimp and homemade French fries for dinner followed by the Christmas Eve church service and then heading home to open presents.
|Grammy D with her "g-string"|
|Hubby with his coupon for the Jeff Dunham show on Valentine's Day|
Christmas Day was spent just enjoying time with family and pie. Lots and lots of pie.
As much as it has been exhausting having the Christmas season drawn out for so long, I am not going to lie...we still have our tree up and I have NO desire to take it down any time soon. It is still living and not losing needles so I don't really see why we need to take it down just yet. As long as it is down before the Super Bowl I think we are good to go!
How was your Christmas? Did you have multiple celebrations as well?
PS, did anyone catch the Lamb Chops song reference in the title of my post?! You are seriously one of my bffs if you did!