Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Decorations

I don't normally put up holiday decorations before Thanksgiving, but I decided to make and exception and put them up a week early this year just in case I went into labor.

One of the things I love most about having our own home is being able to decorate for the holidays. There's something about surrounding myself with festive decorations that really lifts my mood at this time of year.

Here's our tree this year. Each year we let Taylor pick out his own Christmas ornament, something that relates to his interests at the time.

Here's the one he picked this year, which I think pretty adequately sums up his personality:

Here is Oliver's first ornament. I get a little choked up every time I see it.

I'm so excited to have four stockings this year; it really makes it feel like this will be our first Christmas as a complete family.

Don't you love this cute advent calendar? I got it at Target for $2.50! I'm thinking about buying little mini candy bars to put in each pouch. It'll give Taylor an added little treat each time we move to the next day on the calendar.

Taylor and I made a paper chain this year that drapes all the way around our living room. This is a tradition we did as kids with my mom and I'm so excited to do it each year with my own kids.

I hope you're all enjoying this great time of year! Oh, and I'll be sending out Christmas cards as soon as we get pictures of the new addition. :)

1 comment:

Nicole said...

love the decorations!! now you just gotta wait for the biggest (hopefully not too big ;-) present to arrive!!! can't wait to see pictures of cute lil' Ollie!!