Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Taking a little break from all the festivities today
to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

We have been very busy today making our treats for Santa, decorating gingerbread houses and lots more baking!
Our ham is in the oven, homemade augratins are done. Looking forward to a yummy meal ;)

This week we passed out our neighbor treats: popcorn boxes and bags of Spritz cookies.

Here are the kids today.....trying to keep them busy to help the time pass.

I think the boys ate more than they decorated!
The girls on the other hand...very serious about their houses.

Here's a little look around the house today. I didn't put up hardly any of our decorations this year. With our vacation in the middle of the month we just never quite had the time or energy to go all out.

I got this little village on clearance at Target last year...I love the colors and think it's so cute, and it lights up ;)

Still loving this advent I made a few years back...only one more magnet to go ;)

A close up of the tree. I usually put a berry garland up but opted out this year (remember, not enough energy over here). I love how the tree looks with all it's eclectic ornaments and colors. Lots of wood pieces, all the kids things.....It totally makes me happy to look at. There seems to be a story behind so many of the pieces.

The stockings...waiting patiently to be filled ;)
I love these...I made every single one.
I remember my mom made us stockings like this growing up and it is a cherished item...I wanted my kids to have the same thing.

We may not have decked out the house as much as we usually do but it doesn't seem to matter. I love the spirit I feel this time of year and thinking of Christ is what matters.

Hope you all have a beautiful Christmas!
love Carol


Cammie said...

I hope you all had a wonderful day! The treats you passed out were so cute! xo

Stephanie said...

looks like fabulous good fun.