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I’m not the Christmas-y kind of guy. I love the season – it’s reminiscent of my childhood – but don’t care about the syrupy “holiday” of it.  I’m not religious so that part doesn’t do anything for me, at all.  I don’t care about all the “decorating” that The BCPF loves to do.  Just not a fan.  Bah, humbug and all that.



Just Married… purchased in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Sept 2, 2014

That being said, The BCPF and I have done some sort of tree all the time we’ve been together.  She makes the house fun and nice for the holidays, all while keeping my opinions about such things in mind.  This, the first year we’ve actually been Mr. & Mrs., has been pretty cool.  We collect ornaments from the places we go to, be it Walt Disney World or Europe, etc. We do like to do that kind of stuff so I guess I’m not that humbuggy.

The day we got married, we went into Edinburgh to look for some souvenirs for family.  We came across a Christmas store.  My mother loves Christmas stuff (she has an entire village in her house) so we were going to find her something Christmasy to bring back. We told the lady who owned and operated the establishment that we got married only a few hours before and she made us (wrote on it with Sharpie) a “Just Married” ornament.

Yesterday, The BCPF, 3B and I did our trimming and I must say, it was low key, fun.  Just doing it together was great.  I’m going to also venture out to say that I was happy with the results and it’s a pretty tree (at least to us).  I will show some pics, now, I guess.



First Mr & Mrs


From last year’s trip to France


My two favorite “VERY CHRISTMAS” appropriate ornaments


The first year I didn’t have to lift him to put the topper on


The final product

















So, until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!” – Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens