Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Trees 2014

Just a peek at our home with the halls decked! Tis the season to be jolly!
 Our living room is home to our only live tree. This year she's a real 'beaut. 
It was my turn to buy the tree this year and I like Douglas Fir trees. 
This one is whopper. "Little full, lotta sap" was said in my mind as we rearranged the whole living room to make room for the tree. Clark W. Griswold would appreciate this one for sure!

The rest of the downstairs decorations include...
 this area behind the sofa with our Christmas carousel and all of the kids pictures with Santa. 
 We use a stocking holder (the holder for our old fireplace tool set) to hang our stockings in lieu of a mantle in new house. 
We're also practicing using an Advent wreath at home this year. We (usually) light it at dinner and it sits on our table all the time. I filled a tray with greenery and pine cones we collected. we've had some good discussions about hope, joy and peace thanks to it being right in front of us. Hopefully this is something we can continue every year. 

Upstairs there is a tree on the landing....

....and a tree in Jay's room with collections of Hallmark ornaments that were given to Joseph over the years

mostly crayola, NBA/MLB/NFL, vintage trucks, trains, and some new ornaments of Jay's this year we added a minion and Dusty Crophopper. :) its his tree, he can do what he wants, I suppose!

Lizzy got a new tree this year and shopped with me for more decorations--

It definitely has a "Frozen" feel with snowflakes, pink, orchid, turquoise and lost of shimmer. Her choices worked well with what we already had for her smaller tree and we topped it with her big bow we used to welcome her home from the hospital . This might be my favorite tree this year. 

There you have it! 
4 trees, 2 great kids and a zillion memories in the making!
Merry one-week-til-Christmas!

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