Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Decorations { it's about time }

Usually I'm the first one jumping aboard the 'let's decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving' train, but this year my husband and I haven't exactly been in the holiday spirit. The 80 degree weather we're having in Florida doesn't exactly help either. My husband and I are are both used to snow and cold this time of year, so sunburns and sweat aren't sitting very well with us this Christmas. Our snowboard and skis are useless in our storage closet. My Sorel winter boots, that I got for Christmas last year, are collecting dust in the closet. I'm actually thinking about rebelling against this very 'un-Christmaslike' Florida weather and wearing them one day anyways, but I digress. After almost a month of stalling, I broke down and opened up our tub of Christmas decorations.

After lots of sulking and excuse-making for not decorating our place for Christmas, I finally put on my 'big girl pants' and did some decorating. And you know what? It actually felt kind of nice. Maybe all we needed to get in the Christmas spirit around here were some stockings and a present, or two, under the tree. Who knew it was so easy?! I just love the memories that go rushing through my mind while unwrapping each ornament and decoration. It's nice recalling happy memories from years past together.


All of our beautiful and special Christmas decorations were doing no good for our spirits packed away in boxes. It's difficult to enjoy their beauty when they're put out of sight and memory. Our Christmas denial was surely not going to make the holiday go away. We really need to appreciate this time of year together no matter what the climate or location. Although I do think Christmas is slightly more special when you're wrapped in cozy blankets while watching the snow fall outside. I mean, listening to the song 'Let It Snow' while the air conditioning runs is a bit absurd.

If anyone has blog posts about ice skating, hot chocolate,
sledding, making snowmen, or anything else winter weather related please let me know!
I will live vicariously through you. (:

7 comments:

  1. Yeah, seeing Christmas lights on palm trees never really it for me either.

    Not to late to plan a quick trip somewhere cold. You and Nate should go to NYC for a day trip :)

    As usual, your decorations look great though! As long as you two are together that's all that matters.

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  2. Do you read Kelle Hampton's blog? She is from Michigan but now lives in Florida- but she blogs every Christmas season about finding ways to make Christmas special in her new climate even though she longs for the cold traditions up north. She is fabulous and can certainly lift your spirits.

    Plus, once The holidays pass I find myself on her blog checking out the sunshine filled photos with such envy.

    You guys will find a way to make Christmas feel good, again :0)

    Check her out: www.kellehampton.com

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  3. Ugh I know how you feel...the first year we did Thanksgiving and Christmas in Texas was awful! I had to blast the ac in the car on Thanksgiving and I thought it was absurd! Glad you finally got your decorations up :)

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  4. I agree!! Something about snow and hot chocolate just make the holiday. I'm trying to embracing the Kiwi Christmas, and I keep forgetting that it's summer here. While it was winter in San Francisco, it wasn't snowy. Here it's actually meant to be hot and warm. Embrace the Christmas spirit no matter where you are :)

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  5. I know exactly how you feel Ashley. I haven't been in a very "christmasy feeling" either. We have had lots of rain here in S.A, no fun. I would love for the sun to come out!

    We've had our decorations up for the past few wks but it's still hard to believe that Xmas is next weekend! It came to fast. Hopefully by Xmas eve I'll be singing a different tune :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    xx Libby

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  6. I know exactly how you feel Ashley. I haven't been in a very "christmasy feeling" either. We have had lots of rain here in S.A, no fun. I would love for the sun to come out!

    We've had our decorations up for the past few wks but it's still hard to believe that Xmas is next weekend! It came to fast. Hopefully by Xmas eve I'll be singing a different tune :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    xx Libby

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  7. Aww I can only imagine how you guys feel. The 80* degree weather sounds awful AND the a/c. Especially when you're not used to it. Change is always hard. I'm sorry friend.

    It's a windy 54* here in Texas, sadly though, no snow. You should still come visit ;)

    Hope you're having a great day!
    xo

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