Monday, December 6, 2010

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

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. 

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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.

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And, here’s the tree we put up in the Bonus Room.  It looks nice against the red wall.

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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.

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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:

Love,

Josh, Lauren, and Taylor (due in May!)

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8 comments:

  1. That is TOO funny that we did the same blog post theme/title on the same night! Great minds think alike!

    I adore that ornament that LB made you last year; what an amazingly thoughtful gift!

    P.S- I hope you don't feel I bullied you into creating a Christmas card yesterday!! That's so not what I meant to do!

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  2. Love all the decor! Great job!

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  3. Yea! I love all of the festive'ness :) I plan to do some myself while hubby is traveling on business this week.

    As for your Christmas card, kudos to you for sharing your miracle. For me, sending a card that announces our pregnancy was SO difficult. I had many, many hang-ups, but ultimately I decided that our baby deserved to be celebrated. The cards arrived yesterday and now I have lots of work to do :) And I LOVE your card! The bright colors just make me happy :)))

    Have a wonderful week and continued prayers always.
    xxx
    ps Rylan, Lilly, Paige and Heidi's ornament is absolutely precious...made with lots of love to celebrate 4 very, very special children.

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  4. You and Allison are a couple nerds I love dearly. :) Looks great!

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  5. Taylor @ The Undomestic MommaDecember 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    love all your decorations and your cards! I just found your blog and love it!

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  6. Wow, love your decorations!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...

    Just start to catch up on yours...will be back...love finding new blogs...yay!

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  7. Good for you friend! I have yet to send mine as well.

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  8. Lauren, YOU, your home, and your card are too stinkin' adorable! xoxo

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