Oh, Christmas Tree.


Our Christmas tree is pretty much the only decoration I put up for the holidays, but it is plenty. At 9' tall, it takes up half of our dining area and is so tall that the top pokes into the recessed lighting. Setting it up is an annual struggle worth doing, because there is nothing quite like a tower of twinkling lights and pretty ornaments to make you feel like you're home for Christmas.

This year, pulling out our boxes of ornaments felt almost nostalgic. Each ornament is meaningful in some way, and decorating the tree was like flipping through an old photo album. We had forgotten about a lot of the ornaments and memories because we were in Singapore for the past two Christmases. We've been back for almost a year, but there are still moments where I feel like I just got here. For some reason, pulling out our behemoth tree and all our special ornaments was one of them.

Here's a photo of our tree I posted on Instagram recently. I thought our ceiling was high enough for the tree, but I guess not! We bought the tree the first Christmas after we got married; choosing a 9' tall tree was a bit zealous of us, but it was our first apartment and first Christmas as a married couple. It still makes me laugh every time I think back to that first Christmas, with our enormous tree bent at the top because our ceiling wasn't tall enough. Now we'll laugh at having a recessed lighting fixture at the top of our tree instead of a star.

Click here to read a few posts about our Christmases in Singapore. 

Ornaments from top:
-Alpaca from a trip to Peru
-California glass ornament, bought soon after we moved back to the US from Singapore
-Bride and groom, bought the year we got married


  1. aw your christmas tree is pretty :) i am generally sad because all of our decorations are in the US and we always leave for xmas...so this year we got a fake one. it looks dumb :)

  2. Fren! I totally have an ornament for your tree that's super random... For your tree but not for you :) I'll be in sj tomorrow if you're around. If not I may just leave it on your porch :) hope you are doing well. Hugs!

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