The plan was that the Callaway house was going to be a Christmas-free zone this year. We are going to the ranch for Christmas day, so we didn't really see the point in decorating. Besides, I got rid of all of my decorations in the move, and from the looks of things, Steve has never owned many. No matter how many people called me a Scrooge, it really didn't phase me. That was until Steve volunteered our house for his office's Christmas party. You can't throw a Christmas party without Christmas decorations!
I knew Steve had what looked like a tree upstairs in one of the closets, so I started asking him about it...
me: What is your tree like?
Steve: It's a nice tree. It was expensive.
me: It's in a pretty small box. Is it better or worse than the tree I had?
Steve: Your tree looked like it had an incurable disease.
me: My tree was beautiful! It was also $19.99 from Target, so let's keep it in perspective.
Steve: My tree is nice. There are even some ornaments and bows up there with it. I also have a nativity scene. Pull it down.
The next day I collected all of the Christmas decorations and this is what I found:
Steve was convinced he could make it pretty. Good luck!
Sunday night I leafed through the ads in the newspaper and saw that Michael's is having a Christmas Blowout! Everything is 50-60% off. Sold! I went to Michael's yesterday, and once today, and did my best to decorate. This is what I came up with:
This will be my first Christmas not using the stocking my Nanny made for me.
At the Christmas party we are having an ugly Christmas sweater contest. Any suggestions on where to find a good one? I would really love to win this thing! If Steve and I could looks as incredible as these two, I could die a happy girl.
Notice the goat in her lap. She is my new hero.