That’s right, it’s December, which means Christmas is just right around the corner! Now, this is something that I don’t normally partake in (Christmas decorating, that is) until after exams. I’m very much so bah-hum-bug until the semester is officially over. This year, however, I decided to celebrate early. Shaugn and I decorated his apartment this past Saturday, and even went up to my parent’s home on Sunday to decorate their tree (Mom insisted that it was to be decorated by us as she drank red wine on the couch – “managing”). All in all it was a great weekend to separate the end of classes and the beginning of stu(dying) for exams!
The big difference between Shaugn and myself when it comes to decorating is that I love simplicity, white crisp lights, and a more modern look, whereas Shaugn loves the different colours and more traditional decorations. Last year, I surprised him by going out and buying lights to wrap around his deck, as well as some bows to tie to the posts (which have since blown away in the wind, RIP).
According to both Shaugn and my mother, my tree “floofing” skills are sub-par.
If this smile(?) doesn’t say holiday spirit, I don’t know what does…
Already planning on how is going to tear the tree down before we even finish putting it up.
Side Note: the tree lasted roughly 48 hours before ornaments started becoming toys.
One of my favourite things of spending the holidays with someone else is learning about their traditions and how Christmas was for them and their family. This summer, Shaugn and his folks went on vacation to Cape Breton, and along the way his mom picked this up. She intended on hiding it for him to find when it came time to decorate, but she ended up showing him where it was hidden before leaving (probably for fear that we would break it lol). I’m so glad that Shaugn gets to go home to spend the holidays with his family, even if I will miss him like crazy until I head to Montreal for New Years.
Finally, we tried to get a “family” photo. As potentially unsuccessful as this was, I am not surprised that the cat took this opportunity to show his love and affection for us (well, me.. Shaugn feeds him the most so he’s in the clear).
Hope everyone has as much fun as we did decorating and getting ready for the holidays!