We decorated our tree this weekend and it is always my favorite part of our decorations. I love a full, classy looking tree. I've seen tons of inspiration from several friends on Facebook this week. I never get tired of looking at all of their gorgeous trees! I think a tree can really show you a lot about a family's personality.
If you were to look closely at ours you would see my sentimental side with all of our precious ornaments that tell a story, you would see Ryan's meticulous decorating with everything matching and coordinated, and if you happened to sneak a peak at the very back of our tree at about Caleb's waist level you would see Caleb's over the top, ambitious attitude. One little branch is loaded up with about 7 ornaments. Our tree has evolved into a piece of each of us and I love it.
We had our company Christmas dinner at the marina this week. I don't care how many years we've celebrated there together, I never get tired of seeing my husband dressed nicely for dinner.
Caleb's monster trout also returned from the taxidermist this week. It was mounted so beautifully! I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of our little sportsman. I've never caught a trout that big in my life. My dad only caught his first monster trout a few years ago himself. I think you can tell Caleb has a proud granddaddy too....
This trout will be hanging in Caleb's new room so we are saving it until then. I want to have a hunting/fishing theme for him. I'm in the process of collecting sentimental items from family members for his room. I can't wait to do that for him.
My company provides life jackets for those of us who go out on boats. I got a fancy new one that is personalized just for me! I was so excited to see "Captain Wendy" embroidered on the side strap.
I love that it isn't bulky and still offers a lot of safety for us.
I made 15 bean soup for the first time this weekend and it was excellent! A lady at work has made it several times and I finally had to get my version a chance...of course mine had turkey sausage and ground deer meat.
This silly child and I snuggled up on the couch Saturday to watch Christmas movies. I love hearing him laugh over the silly parts.