today randall and i decided that we might as well get into the holiday spirit. we both generally enjoy the holidays, but last year we didn't do a darn thing. no tree, no mistletoe, nothing. it made the entire holiday season anti-climatic, so we decided to step up our game this year.
this evening we stopped by the nearby tree lot and picked ourselves up a winner. then we spent an hour searching for our christmas decorations. we were about to declare christmas as ruined, when we finally discovered them hiding in the basement. our decorations are white lights, silver ornamental garland, red spheres and toys. lots of funny little toys including playmobile figurines, legos, and cute little stuffed creatures. it's really weird, i'm semi-ocd on the tree, i grew up in a house with a complete hodgepodge of ornaments in every kind of a color, but as an adult i want it to be a bit more consistent. i just hope i don't turn into one of those "perfect" tree people where everything has to be the exact same color and spacing, because we all know weird ceramic owls don't find their ways onto those trees.