Christmassy is a real word. I looked it up. Once again, posts are few and far between but it being December it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.
We are excited to have our first Christmas in our new house and right after Thanksgiving we got the decorations all up because we knew if it didn’t happen then it would not happen until right before Christmas. We were wondering how the tree would fit in the living room but by moving a couple of things around it worked out nicely.
We still love our fake pre-lit tree from Costco. It has held up well all these years and we think it still looks great.
Here’s our Christmas living room the next morning.
For the first time ever we hung our stocking on the fireplace. That was exciting. And if you are interested, I did my homework and decided the best way to hang them is with The Original Manteclip. They sell them lots of places but I got our from Bed Bath and Beyond with a coupon. The true test will be when the stockings are heavy and full but so far they look great and don’t damage the mantle.
We are still excited about the Pottery Barn stockings with our names I found at DownEast Home last year and so we decided to go back and look for a stocking for Boo. We knew it would be unlikely we would find the name Boo but we did find Buddy and since we call him that a lot we decided it was good enough. I also wanted a smaller stocking for the dog so the one we found fits well. Our little stocking cost us only $2.
Here are our other popular Christmas decorations the kids love. This advent calendar (also from DownEast and complete with the MacDonald family name) is a huge hit. Someday I will find something to cover that name or include ours but for now we don’t care. The kids still love the Christmas countdown also and because our piano finally lives in the living room we also have another spot to put things.
Our kids are still playing with the Little People Nativity set. Yes one of them is 11 now but they are happy to pull it out and set it up. Then they fight about how is should be set up. This may be one toy we can’t get rid of.
This little girl lost her front tooth this month and the other one is loose. She might loose it just in time for Christmas then she could sing the song! We can’t get her to sing the “All I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth” song yet.
Now that Christmas is just days away we have almost all of the shopping done and we are going to spend our Saturday baking cookies and breads for our neighbors. Our neighbors are fantastic and came over to introduce themselves and bring us goodies for at least two months after we moved in. Now we have a lot of people to reciprocate for.