Over the weekend we picked out our Christmas tree, a milestone for our little family of three! Maxwell was asleep in the Jeep while we were driving to a tree farm set up within the city of Los Angeles, and I thought for sure he was going to sleep through the whole thing. But he can clearly smell excitement because he woke up right as we said, “this is the one!” I think Zack’s a little embarrassed over our tree, because it’s a bit wee compared to what we could have bought. But I think it’s perfect. It’s the right size for our little 600 square foot apartment. It’s also basically the same size as me, ha! But our ornaments look absolutely perfect hung on it’s branches, and the gold yarn garland I made (see the DIY here) is a great compliment.
This is Maxwell’s first Christmas tree… I truly can’t believe it’s already this time of year. It’s magical. Max has been changing so much these last few weeks. He is clapping on his own, he seems to understand a few phrases that we say to him, and his favorite book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear. He’s a pro at drinking water out of a regular cup, and all of Bauer’s toys are so! fascinating! oh my word. He’s also the fastest belly crawler I’ve ever seen.
I thought last year was perfect because Zack surprised me on Christmas Eve, when I arrived back to Los Angeles after a week in Michigan visiting our families, with a Christmas tree and presents under it. We weren’t going to exchange gifts last year, but he must have run into Santa while I was out of town, because he definitely stopped by our apartment. And now this year, because of an amazing year for Gussy Sews we bought our plane tickets home for a generous amount of time. AND, it’s Maxwell’s first Christmas. This year will definitely, definitely be perfect :)
PS. only one week left to shop Gussy Sews! There are still a handful of gems inside the shop, and I’d be so so grateful if we could completely sell out before December 16th. (xoxoxo)