Thirty years ago today, John Lennon was killed hence today's post title, which I totally think counts as a Christmas carol even though it's not a traditional one!
Husband is a huge Beatles fan and I always thought I was too...until we got Beatles: Rock Band. I was shocked when I didn't even recognize half the songs and the few that I did know, I barely knew the chorus, let alone all the words! Husband, on the other hand, was immediately singing and playing guitar like an old pro! Very impressive, Husband!
I do remember always liking this particular John Lennon solo song, especially when all the little children start singing! So sweet!
And so sad!
Perfect Fit Crewneck Tee, J. Crew (available here)
Neapolitan Cardigan, J. Crew
Trousers, Ann Taylor
Necklace, Banana Republic
Bracelet, Handmade by my sister-in-law
Hm what do we have here? It looks like something I plucked off our Christmas tree!
One of my Christmas traditions with Husband is that every year I get him a Hallmark ornament. This Lady and the Tramp ornament is the first one I ever got him in 2003. When you pull the heart down, the spaghetti shortens and the two puppies kiss. So cute (although I'm sure I had ulterior motives at the time since I was campaigning pretty aggressively for a dog!) Then Husband committed the most serious of all Christmas-related sins: he threw out the ornament box!
Never throw out a Hallmark ornament box! They are called Keepsake Ornaments for a reason (more on this in my upcoming holiday decorating post)!
I did finally forgive Husband although I made him swear that he'd never throw out an ornament box again (and luckily for him, he hasn't!)
Every year I have lots of fun picking out an ornament for Husband. In the past seven years, I've gotten him quite a few Disney ornaments (just because those are often the cutest and the most lovey-dovey). But a few years ago, I got him this Bananas for You ornament (featuring our favorite wild animal: the monkey) and last year, I got him this Olive You ornament.
This year, I picked out this ornament (Husband, you'd better not peek! I'm warning you!) There's a story behind it that I'll be at liberty to reveal after Husband opens his present!
Our first Christmas together, Husband was still in "woo-ing" mode so he got me fancy earrings and a necklace. I wish that was a Christmas tradition that he continued! Does anyone else have a Christmas tradition with their significant other?