Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Friday, December 10, 2010

Decorating for Christmas Part One

I just love Christmas! I know that people say it's supposed to be stressful... and maybe one day it will be... but for now, I relish in the time off that Chris and I can both take, the hart warming decor and the music that celebrates the birth of baby Jesus!

Last weekend we pulled everything down from the attic and put out all the Christmas-y things that we had up last year.

Like the tree:
And the garland (notice the Sasquatch statue in the background even got some Christmas cheer):
We don't have a chimney, so we had to get creative with the stockings:
Right above the little houses, I hung some Christmas ornaments (and you can see the "mistletoe" in this this shot):
We didn't have the lights lining the house last year, but I was inspired by my sister-in-law, Laura, and hung them one night before Chris came home from work-- he was very surprised!
Even Gordon got into the Christmas spirit! (Not really, he protested by refusing to move while this was on him.)
This is Part One because there are some new things that I'm going to add this year... which I'll make sure to document.

1 comment:

  1. About your turkey meal: Grampa was probably remembering when your dad and I hosted him, Grandma Gladys, and Grandma Merle for Thanksgiving. I was a new bride, and the other ladies were very experienced cooks. Of course I made the quintessential new bride mistake and cooked the turkey with the paper-wrapped organs still inside the cavity. When the turkey was carved, everyone smirked then, too.