Happy Holidays!

Hello Friends and Family,

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We gobbled ’til we waddled with fellow military families in our neighborhood. It’s great having my husband’s co-workers as neighbors, let me tell you. It’s also really nice to meet other military wives who know the stresses and demands of our lifestyle.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are 100% geared up for Christmas. We wasted no time in picking up a Christmas tree and decorating it. I took a few photos of the occasion, since it’s a first for us. Last year, on December 23 Isaac and I were busy eloping in downtown OKC. It left little time for us to set up decor for a proper Christmas.

This year, we’re in our brand new home, and expecting our first child (due March 8th). With all those big events behind us, and on the horizon, it was only natural that we go all out on Holiday this year.

Enjoy the decoration animation while we cozy up by the tree and countdown the days ’til Christmas.


16 Comment

  1. C & I, hope I’m doing this right….Did you actually cook a whole turkey ? Your Mom & Dad
    did a beautirul job of actual SEATING for almost 30 ! It was awesome ! I really don’t know
    how to do this reply to this thing, can’t I just plain e-mail ????

    Happy Belated Turkey Day,
    Love you all three,
    Oma & Poppa

    1. Hi, Oma! We didn’t cook a turkey ourselves, our neighbors deep fried one at a potluck style event that we went to. We brought along desserts.

      We’re sorry to have missed turkey day on OKC, sounds like it was great.

  2. Christie Ardoin says: Reply

    Are those actual WRAPPED Christmas presents I see already under your tree?? I am getting out our decorations TODAY. Thanks for the animation motivation-Loved it!

    1. Yep! We’re all done Christmas shopping. All I really need to do is pick up a few stocking stuffers. And stockings too, for that matter.

  3. Lovely! – Question – How did you do the stop motion? I’d love to!

    1. Naima, the animation is called a GIF and I used photoshop to make mine. Here’s the link to a great tutorial. Hope this helps!


      1. Awesome, Thanks!

        1. paknsak55@aol.com says: Reply

          Thanks, Crystle, that was completely Greek to me…..don’t think I’ll be using GIF anytime soon ! You do good work on the computer ! Love, Oma

  4. Thanks, Crystle, I don’t even know what a GIF file IS, so I guess
    I don’t know how to make one….my computer knowledge is VERY
    limited….I just know how to type (learned in highschool) !

    Love to all 3, Oma

  5. yaaayaya christmas! it’s my fave 🙂 so fun to have a baby around for it too!

  6. Thanks for stopping by the ‘ol blog. I think you’re friends with Brissa? Maybe?

    anyway- kids make the holidays SO MAGICAL. And I love the name Margot. And I’m a big fan of the state of Washington and the suburbs is where it’s at. Congrats on all of the big stuff!

    1. I love Brissa, she and I are blogging buddies! We live pretty far away from one another though, so we haven’t had the chance to meet IRL.

  7. carlathorup says: Reply

    thanks for commenting hello on the ‘ol blog. you are friends with miss Brissa? Maybe?

    anyway- STOKED for you to have a baby! It’s so good. And they make the holiday SO MAGICAL.

    I love the state of Washington, and the name Margot, and the suburbs. So congrats to all of it!

    1. carlathorup says: Reply

      wah wah. double reply. obvs don’t know how computers work sometimes.

      1. Haha, no worries. I’ve done it a hundred times!

  8. TJ says: Reply

    This post is making me so happy!!!! Love the Christmas tree! I think I’ll just have to pick ours up this weekend 😉
    xo TJ

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