From Our Family to Your's!
This week has been so crazy getting ready for this day. Between getting the menu planned out for our first Christmas Eve Dinner at our house, grocery shopping, last minute gift buying and making and finishing decorating I have not had much of a chance to blog.
Mostly everyone is probably checked out of here at this point...
I on the other hand am sitting in my living room working by the light of our Christmas Tree with a very tired hubby sleeping beside me and snoring big red dog at my feet and it is almost 2:30 a.m. Christmas morning.
We don't have to be at my Mom and Dad's until 10:00 for breakfast and then spend the rest of the day with them so I decided to take this opportunity to get basically my one and only Christmas post done for this year. I had wanted to do a bunch of posts including room tours, present DIY projects, Ornament stories but the 25th snuck up on me and now here I am typing this...
Tonight we went to midnight mass at St. Thomas (our Church) with my Mom, Dad, brother and Shalene.
There were so much less people there than at the earlier times. Actually I noticed that we had more people at our wedding than what was at Church tonight.
sorry for the crappy quality iphone pictures
Nativity Scene at Our Church
Now for a wee little Christmas Home Tour...
First stop is the Kitchen.
I ended up filling my wooden box with some silver tinsel and over sized Christmas bulbs
Here is our little Nature Inspired Mini Tree
(hopefully next year I can have a whole tree dedicated to all these little woodland creatures
This little guy I received from my blogger friend Julie Joy for our ornament exchange we did this year which was so much fun. I will definitely post more about that on Thursday. Make sure you swing by her blog when you get a chance and check out her beautifully decorated house too!
Just the top of our microwave stand
Next stop is the living room..
Some of our favorite ornaments
I ended up making this one from our custom stamp we bought for our wedding
Another DIY ornament
Faux mantle...I so wish we had a fireplace.
We have a woodburner in the basement but no fireplace so until then this will work.
This is my little Precious Moments Nativity Scene that my Grandma Spiker gave me in 2009 after I graduated High School and was in College. She said this was the perfect little size for me if I was going to be a college student (so simple, I Love her!) This is still the only one I have and I really treasure it. This year I put it in this antique box I have and hunt a star in the box.
Back to the kitchen..
I normally make a cute little banner that says Merry Christmas then attach all of our Christmas Cards but I decided to try something a little different.
I am not real sure if I like it but I have noticed everyone that stops at our house stops to look at the cards we have received and I don't think they would do that if they were hanging in a window or somewhere else.
and that is one of my favorite parts of my Christmas decorations, our kitchen window display.
I went over the top compared to everything else I have done in the house but I love the way it glimmers and glows at night when all the other lights are out.
And now for our 2013 Christmas Card... aka Our First Married Christmas
designed by muah!!
we also did a bloopers card since the dogs and cat were not cooperating but it is on my flash drive which is in my purse and if I got it out it would involve waking up my sleeping husband and snoring dog which is something I don't really want to do right now since they look so peaceful.
So I will leave you with that for tonight.
Good Night and Merry Christmas!