This has been a busy, busy pre-Christmas season for us - what with trying to sell our house on top of the normal schedule of school and work (Erik's been working full-time and I've been doing a lot of transcription recently), celebrating birthdays and planning birthday parties, plus the regular Christmas craziness of parties, concerts, recitals, shopping, etc. After this weekend I anticipate things slowing down considerably and I am SO looking forward to it!
But, 'tis the time to get into the Christmas spirit! And a little red and green and a whole lot of sparkle definitely get the job done :)
Our (mismatched) stockings hung by the chimney with care.
We finally got our Christmas tree last Sunday - we were waiting until all the pictures were taken of our house for selling purposes before we went full-out with the Christmas decor.
Sweeping up pine needles while decorating is like shovelling snow in a blizzard. But Keziah gets an A for effort.
The decorating process would not be complete without a few tears.
I let the kids do a lot of the decorating. If you study my tree closely, you'll see several foam sticker ornaments all congregated in this one section.
This brings back memories of my childhood - I would wake up early in those pre-Christmas days, turn on the Christmas lights and bounce on the couch until everyone else woke up. Yeah, you heard me right. I bounced. Don't judge me.