Thursday, December 15, 2011

T'was the Month Before Christmas

I've been a bit more bah humbug than ho, ho, ho this year. Why? I can't quite put my finger on it. Lack of snow? *shrug* I had big plans for decking the halls this year, but it kind of fell by the wayside and now it's too close to worry about doing much more.

Though I was thinking maybe we need to switch back to old English customs and not deck the halls until Christmas Eve and have the big party and feasting on 12th Night with Lord Misrule and Queen of the Feast. I mean seriously, these old customs are awesome. Why did we ever do away with them?

Anyways. We put up the tree in a rush and I forgot two of my garlands. How? I don't know. But I'm not taking the ornaments down to redo it. We don't do a fancy theme tree. The kids get a new ornament each year and that's what we decorate with.

My parents did the same thing and it was so fun each year to remember which ornament was from which year.

Overall, things are simple this year. I made wreath out of peppermints, fixed up a Santa Key, and apparently according to Pinterest, I scored when I inherited this vintage Christmas tree from my great-aunt. Didn't realize I was so cool. ;)

Isn't that the darned cutest nativity ever? I'm partial to the shepherd and sheep.

The stocking were hung by the chimney on the wall with care. The boys visited Santa at his special Santa House which is decked out like a toy workshop and the lighting in there was very red. And the cinnamon rolls are baked and in the freezer, ready for Christmas morning.

The cinnamon rolls are so great. I got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Gabe literally shed tears when I said he had to wait to eat one.

Just thinking about these little details makes me feel less like the big gestures were needed. I am a little more ho, ho, ho now. :)

I believe we've already discussed how well family photos turn out.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours!

Linked at The Nester.


  1. I'm going to inherit one of those trees someday too! Love the wreath!

  2. Love the tree and great job on the wreath. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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