December 14, 2009

a very merry sunday

There are certain moments where you realize just how special they are right as they're happening... you breathe everything in, soak up every bit of it that you can in hopes that it will stay with you forever. Last night was one of those times.
Radley and I decorated our first tree, the fire crackling as Nat King Cole's Christmas album played. And I don't know if it was seeing our stockings hanging side by side or opening up his childhood ornaments or listening to him sing along...
... but whatever it was, something made my heart swell inside my chest and the night felt absolutely perfect... just as magical and warm and merry as this time of year is meant to be.


runningfiance said... [Reply to comment]

My fiance and I decorated OUR first tree together this year and it was just like that. Such a beautiful description!

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful post. i am not for decorating for holidays but i love seeing all of these great couples talk about their experiences. thanks for sharing :)

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

i love everything about Christmas, it's so magical!! what a beautiful thing to do together, maybe next year i'll have a boy to share such moments with! : )

your pictures are gorgeous!


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Loved this post... you captured Christmas so well!!! I hope you are having a merry Monday!! xo

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said... [Reply to comment]

your home looks so cozy and sweet!

Sweet Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

your tree looks beautiful!!!