Sunday, November 25, 2007

What We Did Today

Here is our front door!

Merry Christmas from the Moxie Fox!

Sweet Husband hanging lights on our very first tree!

Jen hanging ornaments!

Now, I haven't yet been able to find the "perfect" tree topper, so I'll post a new pic when I get a pretty star or angel!

This is a nativity scene someone gave us as a wedding gift.

Now that you've seen pictures of the beginnings of our very first Christmas as a married couple, now you have to know the story about our very firt Christmas tree...

We have re-named ourselves Clark and Ellen Grizwald. We had a painless experience at Lowe's, and my sweet husband securely fastened our tree to the top of my Honda Accord. He looped the rope through all 4 windows and tugged tight. It took about ten minutes or so. We both tugged to make sure everything was snug.

Then it was time to go. I went to open the passenger door. It won't open. The driver door won't open either. We look up at each other and realize: We've tied the tree to the car very tightly and the doors are tied in there with it.

Now, I know my husband. Untying these ropes is not an option. I knew what we had to do.

It was at this moment, in the parking lot of Lowe's, that my husband and I crawled through the windows of my car. My bootie was way out in the air as I tried to dive into the car. We looked SO classy!

As if that was not enough, as we are about to get on the highway, my husband decides that he is worried about the tree. So he opened up the sunroof, and stuck his arm out through the top so he could hold the tree trunk securely as we flew down I-10! Hey hey we're the Clampetts!

I usually don't like to decorate for Christmas until December. I had even considered not decorating at all, since we will be in Texas for Christmas. But then I remembered that this is our first Christmas and it would be so horrible not to celebrate!

By the way, we had a wonderful time in New Orleans for Thanksgiving. The food was delicious and I got ALOT of shopping conquered. We are back in Baton Rouge where it is chilly and rainy and cozy and just beginning to look alot like Christmas! (Everywhere you go......)


  1. I literally almost wet my pants!! It brought back all the "memories" of our silly happenings!!!
    Your decor looks fabulous!! I Love you!!! I miss you!!

    Tell Grantly hello from the Parrish clan ;)

  2. so pretty! Love it and love you!!

  3. The second puppy picture is SO CUTE. It's all "Mama, why am I covered in lights? Whatcha doin'?"

  4. I just left my comment on your voice mail. Oh my, laughing so hard out loud. You are my own little Grizwalds and I love it..and y'all!!! :)


  5. Ok...that was hillarious!! I mean climbing in the car! I mean tying the dern doors shut! That is hillarious!!! Bless your heart.
    At least you are laughing about it.

    The house looks great. The pup is the cutest thing ever. And, yes, you must decorate TONS no matter where you are. :)

  6. OH IT IS SO pretty!!
    I really love little Moxie all lit up - so cute!!
    Happy first Christmas
    Love ya