It took a couple of weeks to finish, but the Sparks' household is finally ready for Christmas! We actually purchased our tree a few days before Thanksgiving since we were going out of town the following weekend. I decorated it before we left town, and when we got home I got to work on the rest of the indoor decorations. Finally, last weekend Steven and I found the time to tackle the outside decorations.
Last year we only had a few Christmas decorations, so I purchased a few more to add into this mix this year. My favorite new purchase would be this adorable reindeer. As Steven hung it on the wall last weekend I had to remind him that this would be the only type of deer head that would be allowed on the living room wall.
I also adore the new ornaments that we were able to add to our Christmas tree this year. My mom's friend gifted us an adorable ornament to remind us of our special day. Inside are curled pieces of our wedding invitation. Such a special keepsake that we will cherish forever! We also purchased an ornament from Jamaica to remind us of our fabulous honeymoon.
I'm always eager to get home in the evenings after work, but it's especially true during this time of year. There is nothing more relaxing than coming home and turning on the lights around the Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas to you all! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter. I can't wait to celebrate this year as our first Christmas as Mr. & Mrs!