Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We've Decked our Halls

As I have mentioned before, we LOVE Christmas and all of the decorations that come along with it.  We opened 14 boxes of Christmas decorations on Saturday!  No, unfortunately it won't all fit in our current house.  I did manage to get a tree in (almost) every room though!  We made a fun night of it with hot chocolate, Christmas music, holiday jommies, and lots of "No Reese, don't touch that!"  I have loved having it all up and then looking outside to see the snow.  It just seems more Christmas-ish than humidity and 70 degrees!  Brace yourself, LOTS of pictures are coming.  This is really a post for my sister- I know she appreciates it!

We started the night with hot chocolate- a first for our girls.

Reese was not sure what to think

Harper was practically licking the mug clean

Chad read a book- it somehow related a Christmas tree to the birth of Jesus

The girls were SO anxious to get into the boxes

Here, they are listening to Chad's specific instructions on decorating

Reesey needed some help

Harper was a pro
(notice the tip-toe stance!)

The finished product!
(after redistributing all of the ornaments from the bottom of the tree)

Tree #2- this is in the girls' room

Tree #3- This is in Cash's room

Tree #4- This is in our room. . .

. . .and it has one of these for each year Chad and I have been married/engaged.
(Chad's parents and the Laughlins do this too and they have enough to fill an entire tree- I can't WAIT for that!)

Some other favorite areas of decorations include. . .

This is by our front door (pardon the dog bed).  I LOVE mercury glass and it is perfect with some simple greenery and lights.

Here's an up-close look

Since we didn't have room for our other large tree, I used some of its ornaments to fill this mercury glass urn.

No fireplace for the stockings?  No problem!  This was Chad's clever idea.

Some ribbon and different colored candles gave my everyday pewter candlesticks a holiday update!

Nativity or Nativi-TV?

My hodgepodge of holiday dishes

Well, that's the complete holiday home tour.  I hope you enjoyed the peek inside our little happy home.  Sending warmest holiday wishes from our home to yours!


  1. Beautiful Christmas decor. You and Chad have a nice touch for decorating. I love the way the girls worked at helping too. Cash seem to enjoy the Christmas story. Can't wait to see everyone of you!!!

  2. Wow! I am impressed!!! Your house looks great! You should totally enter in The Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes!!

    Also, thanks for the advertisement for Beez Kneez!!!

  3. I do appreciate it! Everything looks great!

  4. Love it all. And really, what's NOT to love about hot chocolate??

  5. LOVE IT! My mom gives us a Reed & Barton bell for each of our married years, too. I polished TWELVE of them this year! I love getting them out...

  6. I'm proud of you!

    I remember us talking about how much of a pain it was going to be pulling out all of those boxes, but you did it and Jesus is happy!

  7. I love Christmas at your house! It's so pretty and festive, and I think you are secretly more Martha Stewart than you think! I'm super impressed.

  8. Lovely home tour and such sweet little helpers~ Love the buffet- I have dog beds everywhere! Glad someone else does too!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  9. Your home is beautiful! I'm really impressed (and inspired) because you've got some very young "helpers!" And I LOVE that entryway table- gorgeous!

  10. So pretty! I love your sideboard and the snowflake in the front of the mirror. Merry Christmas!

  11. Love all your decorations. I especially like the tree you have celebrating your marriage. That's the first I've seen like it and I think it's a great idea. Loved the pictures of your girls in their jammies. How precious! Have a happy holy day!

  12. What a lovely tour. The ornaments in the urn are my favorite. Merry Christmas!