Smörgåsbord | What procrastination gets you, a taste of holiday life and a sweet sneak peek at what’s coming up…

Guess what?  We just got a tree yesterday.  OMGIKNOWIT’STERRIBLE.  WTF, us?  How did we let the tree-buying aspect of Christmastime elude us for so long?  I don’t want to make excuses, but it probably has something to do with how freaking busy we’ve been.  I think you guys know how redonkulously busy yours truly has been, but believe it or not, my other half has been even busier.  If that’s possible.  So yeah, the tree took a back seat this year.  But, as with most things, we happily discovered a silver lining in our procrastination: my baby niece and nephew, who recently came from Albuquerque to spend the holidays with us, were able to come along and pick it out!  You guys, you should have seen it; two babies in car seats, flanking a massive tree shoved in between them.  The scene = MAXIMUM ADORABLENESS.  This Christmas I have discovered that there is officially nothing better than shopping for a tree with little babies.

Now, I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Christmas is, like, two days away.  TWO DAYS.  I truly hope you’ve wrapped up all of your shopping, because I have not, and I’m going to need my space as I sprint up and down the aisles for the last couple of gifts I still need to grab for some members of my family who have only *recently* decided what they want to see under the tree on Saturday.  (The babies, it’s the babies.  They’re a bit fickle.)

Anyway, I’ve been shoving a lot of holiday awesomeness in your faces recently, so I thought it would be a fun little change-up to give you a glorious sneak peek into the gorgeous outdoor wedding I’ll be bringing your way quite soon…

Wait until you see this wedding.  I’m telling you, it’s very likely that this one will go down in history as one of my all-time favorites.  WHOA.  I know, that’s big.

I’ll leave you with a lovely little quote that I find to be pretty well-suited to me and my honey… and I’m sure it’ll resonate with many of you wonderful readers out there. :)

We all are a little weird and life’s a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it “love.”

(… Did Dr. Seuss say that?  I have this vague recollection of it being a Dr. Seuss quote, but I’m not sure.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?)

And finally, I’d like to send you off into your day with a taste of one of my favorite artists, Quadron.  Hope you enjoy :)

Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!

xoxo!  – Alison

P.S. – Emily of Gem Photo and I are on the brink of selecting the four finalists for the photography giveaway.  OMGWE’RESOCLOSETOANNOUNCINGTHEM.  I can’t take it.

P.P.S – I’m working with another special friend on a DIY free printable, as mentioned.  You are gonna LOVE.  And it’ll be just in time for the New Year… hint hint nudge nudge.

P.P.P.S. – I hope you’re ready, because we’ve got more giveaways than we can handle, coming pretty soon.  Just thought I’d remind you.  :)

P.P.P.P.S. – I found a ridiculously funny site that I just have to share with you guys.  It’s called When Parents Text, and it’s an innocent riot.  Click here to check it out.  Almost every single one of those texts remarkably resembles something one of my parents would text to me.  Parents are simply too adorable sometimes.

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  1. Brancoprata on December 23, 2010

    One “word”: WOW!!!!!!!

  2. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on December 23, 2010

    Loving the details – beautiful.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Alicia@CharityWedding on December 23, 2010

    Ohh I heart you too. Many of the reasons are in today’s post. I think by the looks of things your new favorite wedding is going to rank high on my list as well.

  4. Lela from Lela New York on December 23, 2010

    Love it!!!

    Wishing you a happy holiday!

  5. Paul on December 23, 2010

    Hi! I just came across your site looking for ideas for our wedding. The table numbers and pie stands are an awesome – very cool idea for our wedding in March (outdoors in CA)

  6. Julie on December 23, 2010

    I can’t wait to see this wedding! And happy holidays to you and yours!

  7. Lena on December 23, 2010

    This wedding looks like a total knock out, and I can’t wait to see it! Glad you’ve finally snagged a tree, and I can only imagine how adorable that scene must have been! Happy Christmas, gorgeous!

    xx, Lena

  8. lizzie [love your way] on December 23, 2010

    lovely smorgasboard lady! happy holidays, alison :)

  9. Kelsey Anderson on December 23, 2010

    Gorgeous detail shots!

  10. Glamour and Grace on December 24, 2010

    Can’t wait to see more!
    PS- Thanks for introducing me to When Parents Text, it has been my evening entertainment!

  11. Emma on December 24, 2010

    I’m truly loving those table numbers. Fab. If only I could go back in time and use them for my wedding… oh, and ‘When Parents Text’ – totally loving the hilarity. Gotta love parents + technology…

    P.S. Merry Christmas! ♥



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