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A Christmas Tree Fail

I love Christmas. Since I was a kid I love everything about it. However, because my younger (middle) sister Sarah has asthma, we couldn't get a real tree growing up. Of course I got over it, but I did miss out on the scent of pine in the house. When I got my own place, I knew every year I would have a real tree in my home. For 3 years I did.

And then... the fail.

This year, it seems like Thanksgiving was later... and then BOOM it's Christmas right away. Time got away from me. I've been really busy, and Jeremy has been working long hours trying to finish the lighting for a home so the owners can be in it for Christmas.All that to say, we made the difficult decision to skip the Christmas tree this year. Fail.

I didn't do away with all decorating though. We have a little Christmas cheer. If you know me well, you know I absolutely adore Peanuts comics and have collected memorabilia since I was little. Hence, our Christmas tree this year is a Charlie Brown tree.

Also, our mantle is decorated with garland and the ornaments that would normally be on the tree. I have some pictures of all this and some of our favorite ornaments. (We get a new sci-fi ornament every year. This year will be a Klingon Bird of Prey.)

I set up a little vignette on our table where Totoro, Sandor, the Peanuts gang, Optimus Prime, and Giratina could hang out.

And just because, here are some pictures of Christmases past. Enjoy!

 Totoro has been our tree topper almost every year.

 My first time shoveling snow, and a little League of Legends snow art I did.

 Revan claiming his presents
 Aravis scopes out the scene.

This was around 2008 or so.

Me being silly... with awesome bangs.

 Playing in the rare Georgia snow!

Some sister pics (sorry for bad quality):


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