I love the feeling of Christmas, so I wanted to make it a point to drag out all our holiday decorations this year. While Josh was catching a flight home Friday night, I knocked out all the decorating! I can be really productive when I put my mind to it! I was motivated to get it all done before Saturday rolled around, so we wouldn’t be stuck doing that all day.
I borrowed this idea from Allison, and hung ornaments from the Dining Room chandelier. It’s so simple (as you can see) and gives the room a fun holiday-ish feel.
Since we use our upstairs bonus room so much now, we decided to put the Christmas tree up there this year. Despite wanting to get a second tree for the Living Room, I just decided to save the money (for Taylor :)) and put up garland instead. I think it still gives off the same feeling as having a Christmas tree in the room. The garland is hung over the sliding glass door and on the half wall between the Dining Room and Living Room.
And, here’s the tree we put up in the Bonus Room. It looks nice against the red wall.
My favorite ornament of all is one LB made for me last year. I keep it up year round on a shelf in my office. It is just the sweetest thing – four little peas in a pod.
You wouldn’t think that one could over complicate ordering Christmas cards, but I managed to. For some reason I didn’t plan on sending out a Christmas card this year. I don’t really know why, but I think it was an insecurity of mine about how to, or do I, address that we are expecting a baby on the card? Instead of doing a card, I was hoping just to fly under the radar this Christmas and avoid it all together. I wanted to acknowledge that she was coming, but it’s also scary to put that down on our card because of all the “what if’s”.
Well, despite my fears and with a little motivation from Allison, I did it anyway. I ordered the cards. I’m happy I did, and think they turned out great! At the bottom of the card it says:
Josh, Lauren, and Taylor (due in May!)