You know, the bare tree and the dining room full of boxes?
Allow me to share with you the end result.
I realize the beads are a bit much
but Bethany really likes them
so they stay!
Yes...my dining room DOES have a floor.
There are a few decorations we own that I absolutely adore.
Even though I pared down my decorating this year,
these are a must each and every Christmas.
The Lennox Manger set from Mr. Sister's aunt
My "Saint Nicholas" nutcracker
The little yarn Santas that used to adorn my childhood tree
I <3 nutcrackers.
The Santa my nephew made over 25 years ago.
The safety pin angel a home care patient
of mine crafted.
Our Jingle Bell Rockin' Santa.
It plays Jingle Bell Rock
and dances and spins around.
So dorky but adorable!
The Santa Bethany made out of a paver.
The wreath that has graced our front door
since Bethany was a baby.
As Christmas approaches I have no choice but to pare down my blogging. I apologize if I haven't had a chance to visit you. My work has been quite busy ('tis the season to be wheezin') and the hectic pace of the holidays have me completely swamped. My hope is to be back in full blogging mode by the beginning of the New Year. In the meantime, I'll pop in periodically as I am able.
God bless you all! Whatever holiday you celebrate,may it be filled with warmth, love and laughter in the bosom of family and friends.