Wednesday, November 16, 2011

26 & Fabulous!

Happy Birthday to ME! I'm 26 today!!

I had the most wonderful day today! I feel so blessed to have such loving people surrounding me! Especially my husband-- he took the day off to spend time with me, and that alone made it fantastic!

Here's a play-by-play of my birthday festivities:

First, I was woken up by my little brother around 8am who brought me a card, brownies that my mom baked, and roses! Sooo sweet and thoughtful!! After graciously thanking my brother, he left to go run errands and I went back to sleep! Haha!

Then, I was woken up again by my wonderful husband around 10am when he set my birthday card on my pillow! I'm a big card person, so I got really excited!

After that, Eric and I got dressed and headed to the Gaylord Texan Resort for lunch at the Riverwalk Cantina! We split fajitas and had mimosas! It was so good!! Not to mention, the Gaylord is just so beautiful!

Then comes the unique part-- I told Eric all I really want for my birthday is tons of Christmas decor! This sounds funny, but since we bought our new house in March, we have decided to start over with our christmas decor! Our old tree is too small, and all of our old Christmas decor is purple, silver, and white for TCU! (We lived right by campus, so it was cute and appropriate, but now we want something more traditional.) So, literally, we are starting from scratch. (However, we are still keeping some of the old decor... We'll just put it upstairs in the game room!)

So, after lunch we went Christmas decor shopping! We got a new, 9-foot, pre-lit Christmas tree with white lights. I really like the texture of the tree and it's very full... It looks beautiful! We also bought garland with lights for the staircase, tons of ornaments for the tree, 10 red bows with jingle bells to go on the garland on the staircase, and a tree skirt! We still need a tree topper, stockings, and mantle decor... But we made a really impressive dent!!

When we returned home after shopping, Eric blasted the Pandora Christmas station and we began decorating! We finished the tree in about 2.5 hours-- pretty fast! The staircase garland took me a while, but it looks soooooo pretty!

It might seem a little early for Christmas decorations, but we are hosting thanksgiving at our house and I really want the house to look festive! Plus, working in retail just means I'm going to have less and less time as Christmas gets closer, so I might as well get it done! Besides, Christmas decorations are just so pretty, so I don't mind them being up early! Not one bit! :)

Also, thank you to everyone who took time out of your day to wish me a happy birthday! That means so much to me and put a smile on my face all day long!

If today was any kind of indication as to how amazing my 26th year will be... It should be absolutely fabulous!! :)

Here are some pictures from today-- enjoy!!


Lyndsey said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday! I love the new tree and the HUGE ornaments! I'm hoping to convince Will to get all our stuff out of the attic this weekend so we can start decorating :)

Ashlee McCrary said...

Very pretty tree & I like how yalls garland is just up and down on one side of the stair rail instead of wrapped around it. Cant wait to see the rest of your decorating!