The snow and cold weather came just in time for Christmas. We have been a little late in putting up our decorations but we finally did it this past weekend and the kids were so excited. It seems like we just put the tree away, but then I remembered that we didn’t actually take it down until about May! So it wasn’t that long ago.
The kids still play with the Little People Nativity set, even though they have really outgrown Little People. This year we got a few new decorations and we also got new stockings! I was so excited to find them at DownEast Home (I love that store) for less than $5 each. I was thrilled to find all our names with correct spellings.
When I got home with the new stockings I couldn’t wait to show Mike. His response was, “But…we already have stockings.”
It’s okay, I forgave him. Sometimes husbands just don’t get it. But thankfully my sister, Lori, came in just at that time and gushed over my find and shared my excitement. There is a reason God invented sisters. And to Mike’s credit, it didn’t take long before he realized he needed to pretend he was excited about new stockings…with our names! This is how we maintain a happy marriage.
Anyway, back to decorating. We spent all of Saturday doing Christmas things and since it was cold and snowing outside no one really wanted to go anywhere. After setting up some decorations, the kids started decorating a gingerbread house kit we had.
And here is the final product…It’s a beauty. We proudly displayed it after they were done. Here is what it looked like outside all weekend:
Boo has had to grow more fluff just to stay warm.
And finally we finished decorating the tree.
Now that is done all that is left is more shopping, baking, wrapping, Christmas parties, and figuring out what to give the neighbors who keep bringing things to our door. You may not hear from me for a while…