Well, we have decked our halls - finally! We got the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving and then Brad did the outdoor lights this past Saturday - I think everything came together great! I just love how "homey" it feels when we are all decorated! Here are a few pics of the decorations...
Have to have that Southern flare, ya know!
One of my new Christmas plates to put out - my mom gave this one to me for my birthday! I love it! And don't you love the tile backsplash?? Another post to come on that project...
The console table under the TV in the kitchen...this year's picture with Santa, a Christmas globe from Katie's MDO last year, and the basket where we keep all of our Christmas cards!
A closer up view of the annual visit - she did great! We talked about it for like a week before we went - she knew that she would meet Santa, tell him what she wanted, smile for a picture, give him a hug (or in her case, a highfive), and she was all done. It worked! She told him she wanted a purse and a camera! :)
Katie's little Christmas tree on her dresser. So cute!
And the tree! And stockings! Last year we put the tree in the office so we could close the doors. We thought Katie could handle having the tree within reach this year - plus we love being able to enjoy it! Katie has done wonderfully - we talked about just looking with our eyes. So far so good...
"And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."
This year, Katie helped decorate the tree! She loved getting the ornaments out and putting them on the tree. Actually, she preferred hanging them on the actual little light bulb rather than a branch! Too funny.
And the outdoor lights - I think Brad did a fantastic job!