Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Our Christmas Tree.

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Last year I could not wait to put up our Christmas décor. This year I did not have that excitement. I felt more like it was an obligation to do so; kind of like what is expected when you’re an adult. Even buying Christmas gifts did not get me in the mood which is surprising because I love shopping for gifts; but this year, not so much. Don’t even get me started on the wrapping of said gifts. I’m tempted to give the gifts we bought in the shopping bags they came home in. #imbeingmrsgrinch

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But I’m trying to shake it off, choosing to move with the motions and hoping that my attitude will catch up with the festive, happy feels I should be having. This is my favorite time of the year so it hurts me a little more that this year, it's just not.


I took pictures of our tree and had intentions of taking a ridiculous amount of pictures around our house but once I was done taking numerous pictures of the tree I was over it. And if I’m to be honest, my house looks pretty much like it did last year with just a few minor changes that are not that important to point out.


I’m hoping that I’ll begin the new year feeling jolly and positive but guys, I hate to admit it but I’m down in the dumps. This is also why it has been difficult to blog in the last month because I’ll have you all feeling blue and well, no one comes here for that.

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I will admit that although I chose not to hang up our stockings, decorate our dining room and put lights outside of our house, etc, I am glad I sucked it up and put up the tree. It really is so nice to get home and be greeted by the tree. As soon as I get home and all my outerwear is off, the lights on the tree are immediately put on. I pour myself a glass of wine and take a seat to have a full view of the tree. I’ve been using the tree as an excuse for distracting me when I should be doing chores.

And although I was not enthusiastic to decorate our tree, this is my favorite tree yet. I love that I added the beaded garland this year as it adds a little something to the tree. Not sure what the something is but it's something.

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I hope that you all are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. And if you are feeling blue like me, I’m saying an extra prayer for you. Sending so much love to you all and wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas.


  1. Your tree is beautiful Faith! I think i'm gonna hire you to decorate my tree next year. Merry Christmas!

  2. I'm sorry you're feeling down in the dumps! I'll say a prayer for you! I hope you have a nice Christmas. Your tree is really beautiful.

  3. Nice Job Faith. Sometimes we just need to push past our feelings until our emotions catch up with our actions. The great thing about life is the seasons change and so will our emotions. So, no doubt you will be in a different mood very soon. May 2017 be filled with joy unspeakable for you in Jesus Name...

  4. I really wasn't too much in the mood last year myself, but that was due to laziness more than anything. :)
    Your tree is beautiful so I'm glad you decided to do it! You made me want beaded garland too!

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Faith. You deserve it! <3

  5. I'm sorry Faith! I think your tree looks lovely. I had my sister join me in putting ours up and I think I will make that a tradition. Maybe next time decorate with a girlfriend/sister and turn up some tunes. :) I read a really good blog titled, "Disappointment in December", by Kelly Needham and it was very encouraging. Take a look. It's hard to be blue when it's the time for "holly jolly" but it happens for a lot of us. That makes it even more important to look to the "reason for the season"- sorry to be corny, lol. ;) I hope this year ends well for you and that happy times come your way.

  6. I'm so sorry you're feeling down. I hope that passes soon.
    That said, your tree is simply gorgeous.

  7. Jeeze sounds like were having a similar month. "Down in the dumps" and like zero Christmas spirit. Except your pictures and tree are way prettier ;). I hope the weekend surprises us both and we end up enjoying ourselves regardless. Thinking and praying for you <3

  8. Such a beautiful tree and you sure know how to take great pic of things. Your tree is like one of those in magazines :)

  9. Your tree was gorgeous. And I definitely know how you felt.....


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