I love the extra week we have this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. An extra week to enjoy the decorations. This is my favorite spot every night. After putting the kids to bed, we sit on the couch and enjoy the fire (even though it's been unseasonably warm). It makes it so cozy, especially with a cup of hot cider (which is my other obsession right now)!
We moved our train tree to the dining room this year. I love that you can see it from outside and it welcomes us when we walk through the front door. I'm also glad we put the girls' tree in the upstairs hallway where we can see it from the living room too. Everywhere we look, it's Christmas!
Everyone that knows me, knows I love a real tree. We got a great deal this year on an 11 foot tree. LOVE! I especially love the wreath I made from the scraps. Not because it's necessarily cute, but because it smells soooooo good. Just standing on the front porch, you can smell the real furs.
My decorations are simple. I frame each year's Christmas cards and Santa visits. I have no idea where I will find space to place year after year, but my plan is to just keep documenting our family's Christmases together.
We decided to do a little more on the outside this year. We added the light-up train (Bert couldn't believe I allowed this) and the house lights. I really wanted the outline of the house, but our peaks are REALLY high. So this will work for this year, but we are stepping it up next year!
The best part of all was decorating with my favorite little elves. Neither were very excited about getting our tree from Home Depot (we usually go to the tree farm), but they both were happy while we hung the ornaments blasting the Christmas music.
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