Sunday, November 30, 2008

The countdown has begun!

Welcome to the holiday season, folks. :)

With Christmas less than a month away, I'm fired up and feeling festive! I'm extra excited since I'm going home, and then to Florida, to be with my family!!

Since I celebrated Thanksgiving with the other ALT's a couple of weeks ago, it's already felt like the holiday season to me. The day of the first snowfall in Kuji, I went to the dollar store...um, I mean 100 yen store...and bought some fun holiday/winter decor and adorned my apartment.

Since then, I've had even more Christmas decorations sent to me. (Thank you so much!) Although I don't really have halls to deck -- and no boughs of holly, either -- my living room is decked out! There's a whole lot of Christmas cheer in here, and I might have to keep all the decorations up until at least March since I'm lovin' the jolly vibes. :)


Check it out:


Here's another view...

I'm pretty proud of those paper snowflakes I made. (Decorations even cheaper than the ones at the 100 yen store! Yes!) And there's snowflake garland (I guess that's what you'd call it) around my living room door, which has snowmen on it....

This is looking into the living room from my bedroom...

And even the TV has some holiday spirit...

I'm looking forward to having a Christmas party in my festive apartment for my dance team, two weeks from this very moment. It will probably be crowded since this isn't exactly a big place, but that's ok, we'll just be real close friends, haha. Since I did some serious cleaning and decorating this weekend, I could have it tomorrow! I'm ready.

And I'm also ready to celebrate Christmas back home again in Indiana.
It's only 25 days away. Almost 24. :)

5 comments:

Dawn said...

I love your decorations...it sure does look like Christmas. The snowflakes are really pretty. I hope I'm one of the few who can see you when you come home - in my land of the seven Christmas trees (no joke to people who don't know me). Good luck with the Christmas party.

Lauren said...

Daaayna,
I really like how you decorated you apartment! What are you going to do at your Christmas party? Not too much longer and you will be home! I hope to see you when you are home!

The Princess said...

Wow! I wish you could invite me to your festive apartment!! But then, I am also counting down to your return. Yay, its only 25 days away!!! I can't wait, Love you Girlfriend ;)

Wendy City said...

eep! Love the holiday decorations. I looked out my window today and did a double take because some trees in the mountains have twinklies on them! ;D I didn't know people lived up there!

Amanda said...

I personally like the TV with a santa hat. lol. You are too funny...and creative...and I love you!