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Nesting?

Last night I fell asleep pondering where we were going to put up our Christmas tree.  And yes, I realize it's not even Halloween yet.  Now this thought could have entered my mind for one of two reasons.  One, it could possibly be that my "nesting" for baby has set in (which, by the way, I feel is much stronger for those with a passion for design and fantasize about how to rearrange things all of the time anyway).  Or two, it may be due to the fact that Jon and I will be celebrating Christmas at our own home for the first time since we've been married!

Yes, this will be our fourth Christmas as a married couple, and we've never celebrated at our own house.  Kind of sad isn't it?

Here's why it's never happened:
2010:  We were newlyweds who lived in middle of nowhere Oklahoma and thus traveled to family in Texas and Alabama for the holiday.
2011:  We were in transition to moving to Florida and were residing in my mom's house until mid January. Christmas in Birmingham.
2012:  Jon was deployed overseas so me and our fur babies went home for Christmas.

2013:  We'll be celebrating our first Christmas as a family of three in our OWN home here in Florida!

I'm so excited.  For having our own little family this time around (less than 4 weeks until my due date!).  For the fires.  For the presents.  For the tree.  For the music.  For my favorite holiday.

I even purchased the new Dave Barnes Christmas album, appropriately titled A December to Remember,  to get myself in the spirit a little ahead of time.  It's so great!  I highly suggest you check it out.

If you're not quite ready to delve into the holiday songs just yet, here's another new favorite tune of mine perfect for fall, Amos Lee's "A Chill in the Air"--there's even a free download here.

My sister and mom are coming into town this weekend to help me (along with Jon) hammer out all of the finishing touches to the nursery and baby "to do" list.  I can't wait!

Speaking of the nursery, here's Remington (not posed!) with his paw on his portrait for the gallery wall done by the talented Erisha at A Thing Created. I guess he's a fan of her work too :)

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