We had a somewhat quiet, but still lovely Thanksgiving this year. We missed some of our favorite people -- they were either far away or traveling far away. But, we were still thankful for the yummy food and family that we did get to see.
I hope yours was an enjoyable one as well.
On Friday morning, Christmas decorating was in full swing in our house! I woke up early with the kids, took down and put away all of the remaining fall decorations so I'd be ready for Ryan to bring up the Christmas totes!
I am about 90% done with the decorations we already have. I have one tree (out of six!) and a new tree skirt to finish up and I'll be ready to share the photos of our holiday home.
Until then, here's our tree and mantel last year:
We ran into a few issues with two of our trees this year. Those two trees were originally prelit. I love a prelit tree when the lights are working. When they're not, it's not so fun. I pulled all of the little clips and lights off of one 7' skinny tree. It took me an hour and a half and my hands were covered in tiny scratches that burn when I put lotion on them.
When the lights on our main (read, 7.5' 900 lights, pretty fluffy) tree no longer worked, I begged and then sent my husband out to buy a new, taller, unlit tree. For now, a sneak peek from Instagram:
I'm also working on some new ideas for outdoor decorations this year. We've done nearly the same thing since we moved in six Christmases ago -- wreath on the front door, lights on the bushes and a couple of Christmas pillows on the chairs. Tyson is really into Christmas this year and keeps pleading for lights on the house. We'll see what I can come up with :)
See you soon!
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