Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Christmastime is here…”

The Moore household is officially ready for Christmas. The decorations are up, shopping is well underway (well, at least mine is), a few gifts have been wrapped, and we watched our first Christmas movie last night.

Of course, we got to spend plenty of time with family over Thanksgiving as well. We headed to Aiken on Wednesday night and ate lunch with Andrew’s dad’s side of the family on Thursday. We headed back to Greenville on Thursday afternoon and ate dinner with my dad’s side of the family on that night. We finished up yesterday by having dinner with my mom’s side of the family.

Andrew and my sister got in the mood to go Black Friday shopping on Thursday night, so they headed out in the craziness after dinner. My brother went shopping too, so I ended up being the only one who didn’t go, which is very unusual since neither of my siblings are big shoppers. However, I was perfectly content bundling up at home and doing some online shopping from the comfort of my couch.

We finished up decorating our house yesterday and today. Here are a few pictures…

Tree collage

My aunt gave me that cute monogrammed ornament for my birthday. It was so fun to get our first ornament as a married couple. For the rest of the tree, we used a lot of ribbon, balls, and snowflakes since we are just starting out and don’t have any decorations. I love how it turned out and am excited to expand our collection of decorations and ornaments over the years.







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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We may or may not have already gotten our Christmas tree.

I know, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I hear you and I get it. I’m not normally someone who goes all out for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I’m also not a scrooge who bans all Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. I wasn’t even planning on getting a tree until this coming weekend.

And then I started to think about how everyone else is going to be getting their tree this weekend.

And how it’s going to be crowded and the trees might be picked over.

And the traffic will be terrible.

And then I started thinking about decorating.

All these things led to us loading up in the car and going to pick out a tree. No, we didn’t make a little day trip out of it and go to the mountains to pick out/cut down our tree – I didn’t even start wanting a tree until about 2:30pm yesterday. Instead we went to Lowe’s. Not quite as cute nor romantic, but their trees were priced well and we were able to pick up all our other supplies in one trip.  

In my defense, Thanksgiving had already come and gone this time last year, so technically, I didn’t buy it that early since Thanksgiving is so late this year. And we don’t have all our decorations up. I’m decorating little by little. The lights and ribbon are on the tree, but I still have a lot of my fall decorations out. 

I’ve really been looking forward to our first married Christmas together. I’ve been enjoying the season of “firsts” since we got married in April. It’s so fun to be able to start our own family traditions that will hopefully be passed down from year to year. 

Let the one month countdown until Christmas begin!


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October Recap

October, you were wonderful, but you might have worn us out just a little bit this year.

We were able to be a part of back-to-back wedding weekends which included lots of laughter, joy, and love.IMG_2735

Wedding Weekend #1: Matt and Nikki Steelman. Andrew has been best friends with Matt since high school and was in the wedding. IMG_2759

Wedding Weekend #2: Ben and Emily Olson. I’ve known Emily since we were two years old. We grew up across the street from each other. She was one of my maids of honor (with my sister) and my wedding, and I was honored to be one of her matrons of honor (along with her sister).


We  traveled to Tigertown to watch our Tigers play –  unfortunately, we were very disappointed in the outcome… This was before kickoff when we were still all smiles and full of excitement.

We also spent a lot of time with friends, both new and old. Since the middle of September, we’ve only had one free weekend night (and it was due to canceled plans). We finally cleared this past weekend to go up to the lake and do absolutely nothing. It was so nice and relaxing. We hiked, cooked, read, and admired the beautiful colors of fall. Here are a few pictures from our weekend. IMG_2846 IMG_2858 IMG_2866 IMG_2868 IMG_2874 IMG_2876

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