Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

As promised, here are some pictures of mine and Michael's first Christmas tree at the Buckingham.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tis the Season

Since this will be our first Christmas in the Buckingham, We decided to begin a new tradition of cutting and displaying a Christmas tree that we picked and cut with our very own hands. This was determined after hours of research concerning which was better for the environment, an artificial tree or real one. While something didn't feel right about cutting down mother nature, every article points to a real christmas tree being the greener choice. That is because artifical trees are made of non-biogradeable materials that fill up landfills and if burned produces toxic fumes. This lead us to the 35 acres of IDE Christmas Tree Farm's in Downers Grove. After a half hour stroll through the trees we eventually wandered up on a tree that both Michael and I immediately fell in love with. Michael did most of the cutting, but I did manage to help some....AND at the very end, after the our tree was completely untied from mother earth, Michael ends up nicking his hand with the saw, creating a scene that belongs in a horror film.

The tree is now in our living room fully decorated. Pictures will be posted soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Buckingham

After a roller coaster of a ride to close on the Hawthorne house and it not working out, we soon discovered The Buckingham. The Buckingham was everything the Hawthorne wasn't. It had amazing owners who loved their house and took great care of it. When these owners saw Michael and I, it reminded them of their selves, just fifty years prior when they to were searching for their ideal home. And because they adored Michael and I, they went out of their way to make sure this deal happened. That was at the end of July, now just five months later we are absolutely enjoying every minute of home ownership.