Although my apartment was wonderfully decorated for Christmas this year, now that I’m home for break I am really enjoying seeing our Christmas trees everyday.
Every year my aunt gets my dad a Star Trek ornament. A few years ago my mom got a slightly smaller tree dedicated to the Star Trek ornaments. A lot of them talk or light up and it’s really fun to look at. It’s always a big hit when people come over.
This is a shot of the whole tree. I love it!!
Here are a few of the ornaments from our other tree:
My brother brought this one back from his semester in Vienna this year.
This one is circa 1995. Oh, the backwards ‘s’ stage.
We had our annual family cookie party over the weekend. It was a lot of fun. I had to leave a little early to get to a birthday celebration, but I always love spending time with my family. I’ve got a little bit of Christmas shopping left to do and am glad to have a couple of days off to get everything taken care of. I’m starting to get really excited for Christmas day!
On Tuesday evening I went to Chattanooga to see one of my favorite artists, Sufjan Stevens. He just released a new Christmas album, Silver & Gold, and played a Christmas show for us! I had no idea he was even touring, but thankfully while I was out of town my friend, Ryne, texted me about it and picked up a ticket for me. We drove down in the late afternoon to get there in time for doors and left as soon as the show was over. I even got some studying done in the car (in between sing alongs, of course)!
Occasionally, he would take a break from playing original music and someone would come up and spin the Christmas wheel. Everyone would shout at them and make noise while it was spinning. Sufjan lead us in a sing-along to the song that the arrow landed on. It was so fun! I’m a lost cause if that doesn’t keep me in the Christmas spirit.
(This picture taken from Katie’s Instagram)
Of course, we had to look a little crazy and Christmas-y. Practically everyone had some sort of Christmas themed piece of clothing on. It was really fun to look at all of the sweaters.
What’s gets you in the Christmas spirit? Christmas day will be here before we know it!
Here is what I wore today.
Nashville weather is quite strange. Last year we drove home with ice on the roads and this year we spent some of the day outside enjoying the 55 degree temperature. I much prefer the weather we had this year.
Black cardigan– Forever 21 — Lace top– Target — Cream dress– Urban Outfitters — Black tights– Target (my new favorite pair!) — Jade bracelet– Christmas gift from my boyfriend (from Swampflower Designs)
Lots and lots of pictures! I got a new lens for Christmas. YAY. I also have another tutorial lined up. Stay tuned!