Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Decorating Time Again!

Well it is that time of year again when life gets extremely busy (as if it wasn't already)with the hustle and bustle of cleaning, decorating, baking and shopping for Christmas.
Whether for friends and family to visit in our own homes or preparing for holiday travel this can end up being a stressful time of year. In my own home we are preparing for the arrival of all our children to once again be gathered together which is quite a feat in itself. We haven't had them all home for the holidays since 1999; so this is definitely a very special "gift" for us. and of course the blessing of having our granddaughter here to share it all with us makes it truly wonderful.

Normally by now, a week after Thanksgiving I have the house almost totally decorated with anywhere from 8 to 15 trees and the outside lights up and working. This year however, I have just completed one room so far.
This is a shot of our main tree and holds a special place in my heart as the decorations are from early in our marriage and alot of ones made by our 5 kids during school and scouts. Although they may not be the glamorous ornaments in the stores but have that certain something in them that make them more precious to me.

Also in the Family room I have a Story Book Nook with a few trees decorated in a theme of children's Christmas story books and some stuffed animals for others. I started this two years ago and am trying to add to it each year.

Also this is a good room to display my Santa Collection in a corner opposite the tree. It has become a tradition for me to add one Santa each year, honestly I can't even remember exactly when I began this since I haven't been as diligent with this collection as some of my others which will be added soon to the blog. So watch out for those additions if you are in the least bit
Till next entry...hope you and all your loved ones are safe, warm, and healthy!