Friday, November 23, 2007

It's Beginning to Look alot like Christmas!

The finished product!
The boys were SO excited to get the nativity set out again!
Jacob and Josiah made these cranberry & marshmallow garland strings this year! A VERY fun (and sticky) project!
Callie wasn't sure why Daddy was holding her up to the ceiling like this. It was our little angel's turn to hang the angel! It gets more and more fun each year to go through these traditions with the kids. They remember certain ornaments, have fun hanging their picture ornaments that they've made in Sunday School, etc. What sweet memories we are making.
My fireplace. (By the way, I'm on the lookout for a new stocking for Callie. I have a random one up right now, but I am looking for one to match the other 4. Keep your eyes peeled for me!)

On Friday, the Christmas lights went up and the Christmas music went on! I love it! It was extra fun this year with Mom here to enjoy it with us. I got up crazy early to get most of my Christmas shopping done (I really DID get some GREAT deals), and then the rest of the day was spent decorating! We drove through our Botanical Garden "Garden of Lights" display that night, and it was beautiful!!! Mom and I watched "White Christmas" as Josiah's birthday cake was baking....does it get any better than that??


Jen said...

Yeah - Glad you had such success on Friday. I love getting good deals. The house looks great - so festive.

Mandy said...

Good for you and your "Black Friday" success:) I didn't see anything that motivated me to get up that early this year. We're trying the 3 gift thing this year and its killing me:) I'm being extra choosy about their gifts, and nothing on their lists was on! Your house looks awesome! I can't wait to join in the fun at our house:)

Judy said...

I can't believe you went shopping on Black Friday!!! I'm sticking to the internet for my deals! It sounds like you had a perfect day with all the family decorating and your mom there to enjoy it too! Don't you just love this time of year?!!

Heather J said...

Isn't this the best time of the year. I might have to steal the garland idea for next year!

anthonyandbeth said...

looks lovely! wish i could see it all in person!

Jayne said...

Friday after Thanksgiving I know is when the holiday is suppsoed to start, but I still can't get off of the "It's not even December yet!!" Glad you had some more family memories. I agree with you about traditons. I love creating new ones with my "own" family!!