We live smack in the almost middle of the city near zero Home Depot's or Lowes', so we took a mini journey to the closest one we know of to pick out a tree. I had wanted to go to this local farm place where you go cut down your own tree and take hayrides and drink cocoa but we decided there just wasn't enough daylight hours to get out there, esp when I wanted to get the tree a week ago.
Ask me how long it takes two highly educated individuals to put together a tree stand....
Approximately 30 minutes. Thanks for asking.
After we got the stand set up, we needed some dinner at Red Lobster, which is my fav! This is Aaron's entry for Lobstar of the Week (scary, right?). Maybe we will win this week? ha!
Side note, go ahead and make fun, I am well aware that Red Lobster is like the IHOP of seafood, but it is soooo good. Houston's seafood restaurants are 95% Gulf seafood style, so they don't do Northeastern crab legs and stuff. Plus cheddar bay biscuits are the bomb.com. You know I am right!
Here is the tree we adopted.
We got home and set the tree up and watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Are you sitting down for this? I had never seen it before! Weird, right? When I was a kid, I missed out on about a billion movies that everyone else has seen because I was watching Dirty Dancing or Troop Beverly Hills on repeat. I stick to what I like, lol. Now that I have seen it, I fully understand all the references that are made to the Griswold's in different shows and commercials. It was a really cute movie, and so fun to see the child version of Leonard from Big Bang Theory!
And here she is all dolled up, the first Hinkley tree
This table got decorated too.
Saturday was spent decorating and doing normal Saturday things like laundry and unloading the Tivo. Aaron was working until 3, but after we got our shop on. Our closest mall is the biggest and most festive mall in Houston, the Houston Galleria. Super crowded, and majorly overpriced, but we had fun. I just love seeing the giant tree in the center of the ice skating rink :)
And then there is the cheesecake factory.... win!
We got a good chunk of shopping done for the friends and family, so that takes a bit of a load off!
Sunday (today) has been spent studying some, and sitting around. I did finish getting my ornaments for a swap I signed up for a while back. Stay tuned to see what I picked out for Jessica! :)
And apologies to those who follow me on twitter, I am totally about to tweet along with my favorite show Sisterwives. Sorry! ;)