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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Countdowns

Wow!  It's December already!  Which means it's only 4 days until my first marathon.  Woohoo!  Am I ready? YES!  I've been looking for the fast forward button so I could hit Sunday already! 

It's also 24 more days 'til Christmas and I'm almost done wrapping gifts.  Thank God for taper week so I have more time to shop and wrap gifts.  And... I am also able to make my blog more Christmas-ey!  Anyone notice the snow, background and other ornaments? =)

Anyway, I wanted to share a picture of our tree...



I'm happy we were able to get one for just $20. Woot! I was starting to panic coz this was up "just" two weeks ago. A bit late for me and  much TOO early for you guys, I know. You see, back in our country, we put up our tree on November 3 every year.

Here are some photos of our old place in Manila during the Holiday season.  You'll see our good old tree and our Christmas ornaments.  Wish I could take them all here!



Our tree in Manila (as you can see) is much bigger though, but this size is perfect for our place. Changed the theme too. Grew tired of the warm colors we had for years, so I decided to make it cooler this time by using different shades of blue, silver and gold. =)

Is your tree up already?

Julie

27 comments:

  1. I can't believe your marathon is this weekend already!!! So exciting!!!

    LOVE your tree! I haven't put up a single Christmas item nor have I done a bit of shopping. *Sigh*

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  2. Your tree is very beautiful!!
    We put our tree up last night...and slept under it with the lights on :-)

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  3. Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! 20 dollars....wow!! I am so excited for your marathon. You are going to do amazing. I need to START Christmas shopping, I am a little bit jealous of you!

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  4. Our tree is up and our lights are on!

    Good luck on your race - you will CRUSH IT!!!!

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  5. You know my tree is up! :) I was an early bird. Love your tree! Good luck on your first marathon...you go girl! You'll be awesome. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  6. Your tree is so pretty!! We're putting our tree up this weekend! I can't wait!!

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  7. I love the blue decorations! So pretty!

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  8. Nice tree!

    No tree for us yet - maybe this weekend. :)

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  9. We're no way near ready for a tree, but Yippee, I'm excited for you & your first marathon. Make sure you do the most important thing:

    HAVE FUN!!!

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  10. beautiful tree! i need to put mine up before this weekend. how nice it'll be to come home next week to a fully decorated tree. *sigh*

    YAY. i want to fast forward to sunday too!

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  11. My tree comes on the 4th. every year. weird? maybe but that's the deal.

    Love your tree!!

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  12. Your tree is so pretty! I love that you color coordinated the gift wrap to the ornaments! :)

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  13. Gorgeous tree!!
    Good luck on your marathon this weekend!

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  14. Our tree is up. You can see the trees on my blog. They were nicknamed Fred by Karen and Chico....no clue why but that is their name.

    Your tree is awesome with the colors. Very organized. Soothes the OCD in me.

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  15. Your tree is gorgeous...and your blog too. Love the snow! My tree was up the week before thanksgiving this year...couldn't help myself...I'm so ready this year! GOOD LUCK on your race!!!!

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  16. Fantastic tree! I love the old Christmas pictures. :)

    Four days? WOW! Are you suepr pumped?

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  17. You have expensive tastes!! Here is the best deal I could find on Roctane: http://www.amazon.com/GU-Roctane-6-pack-Vanilla-Orange/dp/B002K9CQE2/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291237682&sr=1-1-catcorr

    The gels are 6 for $12. Vanilla Orange and Pineapple qualify for free shipping if you spend over $25 at amazon. :)

    How much is roctane at the store?

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  18. Your tree is beautiful - mine is still in the attic ;(

    Best of luck this weekend!!!!

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  19. Nice tree!
    We have one up (fake one also just $20 at Target!) and the big one (real) going up Dec 11!

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  20. Love you pics...I want to decorate more now!!! :)

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  21. I don't think we'll be putting up a tree this year. Usually it's my dad who's into putting up the tree way early, but since he died this past June no one in the house has had the heart to put it up because it reminds us so much of him.

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  22. Good luck this weekend! You're way ahead with your gifts already wrapped!!! I'm putting my tree up this weekend - yours is beautiful!

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  23. Man! I thought I was doing pretty good this year because I'm almost done shopping. But here you go wrapping already! Well done :)

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  24. Yay for your 1st marathon! You will have a blast! Just think of your lovely Christmas tree when things get tough. I know that tree with the blue/cool theme will get me through the wall.

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  25. Thanks everyone for lovin' my tree (Haha!) and for wishing me luck on my upcoming marathon. Will definitely need it! =)

    @Claire: so sorry to hear this. It is very understandable =) Hugs!

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  26. Wow, that looks absolutely brilliant. I haven't even bought any gifts yet. lol. Procrastinator. 4 more days! Whoohooooo! You will rock it. Can't wait to read about it.

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  27. Good luck with your marathon this weekend - have a great one

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