Best day ever. After sleeping in, Jeff made us his breakfast special - homemade egg mcmuffin sandwiches which I was able to eat in bed while reading my book. Then we headed to the Hunter Tree Farm to pick out our Christmas tree!
Then we headed to Fred Meyer for a tree stand and skirt. Sadly, we didn't buy a tree skirt because they only had heinous ones with big pictures of Santa on them. In better news, I did have an awesome photo shoot in the seasonal aisle.
After Fred Meyer, we had grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, I finished my book and napped (I wasn't kidding when I said best day ever). And then, as if the day couldn't get any better, we had my brother and his girlfriend Emily over for dinner. I made flank steak, garlic and rosemary smashed potatoes and sauteed greens. For dessert, we baked off the M&M cookie dough I made last night at a holiday cookie baking party. I was too busy stuffing my face to take food photos, so this part of the day is not documented. With the help of my strapping brother (and his strapping girlfriend) we were able to move furniture around to get the tree into the house. Here we are decorating.
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I'm pretty pumped to be decorating my very own tree. My brother was slightly less pumped, but after 2 giant cookies and a glass of wine, he chilled out a little. He kept hanging ornaments in a big gross cluster and then saying, "Umm, Emily, I think you put these ornaments a little too close together".
Also, these photos don't capture the Charlie Brown Christmas music playing in the background that added to the greatness of the night. After the family left, we had a self directed photo shoot in which Jeff used his extremely long arms to take our picture. Jeff is a foot taller than me and before the invention of the digital camera, 90% of our vacation pictures were taken in this manner. At least 80% of these photos have Jeff's whole face and my forehead OR my face and Jeff's chin. Here's the shot where he was able to get both of our heads in the shot. Taaa daaaa!