Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Decorations and Virtual Races

I finally got some pictures of most of my Christmas decorations and I thought I'd share with you all. This weekend is usually when I put everything up, but I did everything last weekend since I had to work this weekend.
This is my favorite decoration. I'm not going to lie, last year I left it up until Easter (I put everything else up, I swear!) My parents and grandparents bought me the pieces for it over the past few years so that makes it even more special.

This is a new serving plate courtesy of my granny (she volunteers in the hospital gift shop and is always getting me the cutest stuff--reason number 31049732 that being the only granddaughter is the I thought it was too pretty to only use as a serving dish.

This is kinda boring to me, any ideas to make it more fun?

My mom hand painted the two grey reindeer, I love having them up! So many great memories!

We used to have a non themed tree, but Riley knocked it down two years ago (scared the crap outta me because I was home alone) and busted a bunch of our ornaments. So last year I went to Walmart and picked out a bunch of green, blue and pink ornaments. Then luckily I found perfect ribbon at Michael's to match so I could make a bow.

Did you do any shopping this weekend? I made it to Dick's and Target on Black Friday (only had a little time before work) then went to the mall later on Saturday. I got some great stuff for the Sock Swap!! Have you signed up yet? Don't forget the $15 iTunes giveaway!!!
I also finished my 4 miler for Ashley's 4 mile Turkey Trot, thanks for hosting Ashley!!! I have really enjoyed all the virtual races lately, they've really motivated me!
Courtney is hosting a 5k virtual race next week that you should really consider doing. It's to honor her daughter, Ashlyn (such a beautiful name, right?) 


  1. Your Christmas decorations are so cute!! Thanks for posting about the virtual run!

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  3. loving all your Christmas décor!!! I'm officially into the Christmas Spirit--as I type this I'm finally listening to my fave (family tradition) Christmas CD:) Anyhoo, if you have more lights, add 'em to your staircase -- I always do & luuuurve it!

  4. Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful! Your tree is perfect with the ribbon and pink and blue ornaments. Can you add white lights to the garland on the stairs?

  5. All your Christmas decorations look beautiful! I am going to have to drag my tubs of Christmas stuff out and get busy!

  6. Your decorations look great! Luckily my dog doesn't even really notice my tree. Sorry to hear that Riley doesn't feel the same lol