Another item is crossed off my 30 before 30 list! Pete, Betty White and I picked out our first Christmas tree together (and my first ever real tree) at Shady Brook Farm. It was absolutely arctic outside, I felt awful for thinking Betty White would have fun with us since she spent the entire process shivering. She really liked standing next to the trash can fire by the tree helpers though.
Pete gave Betty smooches to warm her up while we had our noble fir tied to the roof of my car. She was super content with this, since he is not usually one for bathing her with kisses.
I got Pete his first ornament for our tree—a heart with buttons—since the other ornaments are mine from growing up and I didn’t want him to feel left out. Nothing is ever going to top the baby with the plastic bag on its head (courtesy of my grandfather), or the flamboyant elf and mouse sitting in a tree (k-i-s-s-i-n-g).
Now that I finally have a wee bit of free time, we’ve been spending our evenings by the fire and watching Mad Men marathons. It’s absolute perfection. I’m so incredibly happy and look forward to what 2011 brings.