Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmastime is Here

Yes, it is early, but I am in panic mode with the baby coming. I told Mama that one would think I was preparing to die the way I am making final preparations and such. So funny. I love going home to my festive home each night. It helps me to relax and that is much needed in these last days.

This is our den. We did not put the tree in here last year but this year I modified everything because I knew with Henry here it would be a lot different for us.

This is the living room. This is where the tree was last year. Henry's Nana gave us her tree that looks just like the one in our den so I could have two. This year it was too big of an undertaking to put up two full trees. I hope to have that one in front of this window next year. We will cross our fingers with a one year old in the house. Maybe he can go to Nana's that day!

This is the other side of the living room. I have acquired a collection of alpine trees at yard sales and after Christmas sales. I created a little forest here. Randall says the snowflakes are a bit fake looking, but I told him to shut it up and be nice. It took a small forever for me to get down on the floor and back up again...they are staying where they are!

This is our dining room. I always hang ornaments from my light fixture but this year I refrained from standing on top of the table 35 weeks pregnant. I also have a small bush tree in the right hand corner in this room but the picture cut it off.
Henry's Ornaments

This is the rocking horse ornament that Marmie bought for Henry. I have some rotators on my tree and I put this ornament on one of them. It is so cute going around in a circle.

This is the festive, colorful ball ornament that Juju got Henry. I give the Fab Four an ornament each year and she seems to be carrying on the tradition with her nephew too. So cute.

This is the cradle ornament I got Henry. It has his name and birth year on it. It looks much better in person. My camera did not appreciate taking a picture of of it, so it seems.

This is our first family ornament. Randall and I collect ornaments on each of our travels, both together and when we go alone places on business and such. I thought it would be neat to have an ornament for our first Christmas as a family also. I bought it at Hobby Lobby and then took a Sharpie to it. Good ole Sharpie's.
I hope you enjoyed the early glimpse of Christmas at our house!
Abby
(the stockings on my mantle are the ones I use for "looks" each year. Mine is the zebra one, of course, and Randall's is the other. Santa does not fill these. The ones I posted about yesterday have always stayed at Mama's house.)


4 comments:

Bruce, Andrea, & Ashtyn said...

So sweet! I love it!!! Wish my home looked like a page out of a magazine like that!

Kelley said...

I am so impressed! I wish you could come decorate my house. Yours looks gorgeous! I need my energy back to begin decorating. Hopefully I will get over being so tired soon.

Charles, Shelly, Emily & Ashley said...

Hey Abby!

I love reading your blog, but never make comments on it...I don't really know why :) Anyway, I just wanted to say I did the exact same thing about "making final preparations" :)Charles kept saying "It's not like you're not going to be here!". I guess with such a big change coming it doesn't all make sense in your head :) Anyway, I LOVE his nursery! If you get a chance, would you take a closer pic of his crib? I loved the fabric and couldn't tell what all you used where in the last pic! Anyway, good luck in the weeks ahead, he will be here before you know it!!!

Shelly

Rena said...

Totally lovin' your decor!