Monday, December 3, 2012

The Halls are Decked

The kids had so much fun decorating their rooms this year.  They each have their own tree, a mini stocking, many decorations and stars hanging from the ceiling :)  Many mornings Lil'C will get up, put on her Santa hat and go to work "fixing" her tree.  She then goes downstairs to "fix" the big tree.  We have many branches with 3 or more ornaments on them.  I have given up rearranging them and have learned to embrace her sense of style :)

Here are some of the family room....
The big tree
New look on the mantle this year
Our new hand knit stockings!!  Made by my brother in-law's talented Mom

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Where Have I Been!?!?

Hello All (if there is anybody left reading), Happy December!  I cannot believe that November is behind us and I did not sit down to write once.  The blogging break was filled with so many projects, a special weekend Mother's Retreat (picture above was taken there), holiday shopping, a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with friends, Thanksgiving with family, planning Advent and decorating for Christmas.  It was a wonderful month, absolutely wonderful. 
And now we are moving into December.  Once again I spent most of November preparing for December so that I could enjoy all the magic of the season.  It means for a lot of work in November (shopping, creating, wrapping, crafting, cards, decorating) but it makes for a fun and relaxing December. 
This December I am planning to post a photo a day up until Christmas.  I probably won't write much but plan to tell our story through photos and short blurbs.  Below you will find the photos for December 1st and 2nd.  I wish you all a magical holiday season!!!

December 1st--Cousins Decorating my Mom's Tree
December 2nd--This Year's Basket of Advent Holiday Books