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I realized I had not yet posted a photo of my tree fully decorated and lit up. I went for a bit of a color theme this year since I was starting with only two ornaments to my name. And also Macy’s had their ornaments on sale for 50% off. I was a little disappointed I never found a magenta, red, or even white or silver star for the top. Maybe next year. Except next year we all promised the littlest Spurlock that we’d have Christmas in Birmingham so we wouldn’t be using my ornaments at all.

I think my tree turned out quite nice, actually. It’s one of those things where I’d kind of like it to stay up forever. I’m giving it another week before we take it to the mulch station a few blocks away set up by New York Parks, which is good knowing your tree will be useful after you throw it out.

Oh and a bonus cakepop of sorts from one of the bakeries in Chelsea Market, Ruthy’s. He was so cute it made it (almost) impossible to eat:

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I have a Christmas tree in my apartment! It’s the first time I’ve had one so this is all very exciting. I actually got it the weekend *before* this past one because I wanted it for my ugly sweater Christmas party. Finally today I added the ornaments – although I am still in a need of a topper, and then I will post a picture of the tree in all of its glory.

Getting one was very exciting. I picked one out in Brooklyn Heights across from Colonie and a very nice guy named Sam helped me and answered all my silly and not so silly questions. Like I said, it’s my first time having a tree so I wanted to be prepared!

I was lucky enough to have Missy help me and here we are with the tree we picked out. It’s from Nova Scotia!

So we carried this babe to my apartment and up five billion flights of stairs and it is now very happily in my living room.

Releasing the Christmas tree was very fun and very exciting. And so was putting together the stand. If you are wondering, this baby cost $45 and the stand was $15. I actually didn’t think that was too bad. I’m pretty happy with it.

The only thing – since I got it over a week ago now, I fear it is already dying. I may just be oversensitive because my family never got trees that early (um, one year I came home the day before Christmas Eve and there was NO TREE so I went out with my sister’s boyfriend at the time and bargained with some guy and picked one out for $20) but everyday when I see pine needles on the floor (which I know is normal!) I’m like, “Oh no! Are you dying?” ALSO it stopped drinking water! Except that may not be true. The water *seemed* to be at a higher level yesterday than it was the day before so I’ve been meaning to ask my roommate if she’s been watering the tree the whole time… because THAT would explain things. If she hasn’t been, then I really don’t know.

Baby, baby, I love you, I love you. Stay alive til Christmas, please?

Oh and if you wonder what an Ugly Sweater party looks like, here’s a ladies-only shot from some point of the evening that weekend:

My friend Susan’s hat was the win of the evening. You can maybe sort of see it but it was there is a sequin Christmas tree on her baseball hat. Tis the season, my friends.

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Alright, alright. Here’s my last “Christmas” post for ya. I love Christmas. I love my family. I’ve gotten to see pretty much everyone in the past few days and it has been lovely. I don’t even know where to begin. My cousins just blew up facebook posting five billion pictures of us hanging out together and I love it all.

I love it almost as much as I love this blanket my little sister made for my mom this year:

Yep, those are dinosaurs and yep, they do represent our family. We’ve got the momma dino and the three baby dinos (of which, I am the stegosaurus, btw). I hope next year she makes me a blanket as awesome as this (hint, hint).

Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and there’s more posts to come from this Detroit trip!

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Merry Christmas Eve! I am in Detroit now but I only got in late, late last night, which is why I’m sending you a Christmas tree from Washington Square Park. Ain’t it pretty?

I’m so excited to hang out with my family today and I can’t wait for them to see what I brought for our exchange game. This year’s theme was “favorite things” but you’ll probably never guess what I came up with. Well, maybe. :)

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Hello! Tuesday night I went skating again at Bryant Park. Since it’s peak season and it was after work, you can probably imagine how packed it was.

The ice was so bad and there was so much snow, I felt like I was walking through a cloud instead of skating on ice. I probably dulled my blades something good. I tried to do a few things but there were just SO many people! I did a couple axels and a few spins but that was pretty much it.

I did a flying camel in the middle of the rink and then the lady teaching lessons came over and told me that she was teaching a lesson and she couldn’t really tell me not to skate in the middle but, um, could I not skate in the middle? Huh? And I was with my professional photog who also got yelled at, but for taking a picture of me (no electronics on the ice!). So many rules in figure skating!

At least the lady was nice enough to let me know when her lesson was over so I could use the middle again and I did a few more spins. I did two sit spins which I definitely have not done in years. Legs = sore.

Here’s me trying to do a layback:

As packed as it was, it was actually pretty fun. And I only knocked over one person (seriously). Also, now there’s a huge Christmas tree in Bryant Park which makes it even more lovely.

Skating at Bryant Park makes me want to skate every single day. And it makes me even more excited to finally try skating at Prospect Park, the rink that’s super close to my apartment. It’s ridiculous how close it is to me actually (I can see it from my bedroom window) so I need to get me and my skates over there ASAP.

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I love Christmas in the city. I love when Christmas trees cover the sidewalks and people carry them home after work. I love that you can buy one at 4 in the morning if you want to. Yep, I took this picture at 4 a.m. Sunday. :)

One year I’ll actually buy one for my apartment, but for now I think they’re just great to look at and I love the way they smell. It’s just one more thing that makes me smile when I’m walking around the city in December.

Now all I need is a little snow. Could you do some of that for me, please, New York?

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