Blogmas Day 5: Our First Christmas Tree

While reading, listen to You & Me by Mariah McManus.

For Reed and I, this year has been full of firsts.


First apartment. First real vacation. First year of marriage. First time doing ministry together full-time. And now, our first Christmas tree! It has truly been a year of new, and we've already learned so much about love and life together! Marriage is no easy thing, but man, do I feel incredibly blessed to share my heart with such a loving man.

This year, Reed has encouraged me, challenged me, and pushed me towards Jesus like no one ever has. He is my best friend and anytime we take on a new "first" together, I get so excited! Reed and I have had so much fun coming up with simple and thrifty ways to make our first Christmas in the Bay a wonderful one.

Together, we've decided that this season is not about stuff, frantic busyness, or perfection. We're leaving comparison at the door and embracing our life together. And that, is really all we need. 

On Day 5 of Blogmas, I am sharing some snapshots of Reed and I decorating our first Christmas tree. It was a cozy and relaxing evening of slippers, hot cocoa, decorating the tree, and watching Christmas movies.

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Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Do you have any firsts this Christmas season? Share in the comments below! See you here, tomorrow! Merry Christmas!