Hi there! Do you love getting to peek into others' homes and "Ooh" and "Ahh" over their holiday decor ideas? Me too! So here's my Christmas present to you: a peek into my home...
This year I put up three trees: our family tree in the living room and a tree in each of the kids' rooms. Here are the details of my main tree. (By the way, yes, I know the star is crooked. I can't seem to make it stand up straight!)
|A couple of firsts: first "family" ornament from '06 and first Christmas from '03|
|If you look at the above first family ornaments we were depicted by snowmen. I didn't realize it until just now that we are snowmen again when adding a 4th Morris to our family ornament!|
|I love this ornament -- a nod to our dear Houma, LA friends the 1st year we went to Mardi Gras down there. This was also the 1st time Rob flew in an airplane.|
|Roll Tide! Santa Claus put this ornament in Bobby's stocking in '09. Little did we know that we would also be celebrating National Championship #13 this same football season!|
|On Rob's tree there are plenty of sentimentals tucked in like this sweet ornament!|
|The hand print on the left is marked on the back -- 9 weeks old. The footprint on the right is marked 14 months old. Each has a partner/coordinating hand print/footprint that are on my main tree.|
|The football player is supposed to play "Yea Alabama" the fight song, but it needs new batteries. The li'l doggie head is a Boston Terrier. We had Zoe for 7 years, but she was adopted by a girl in Atlanta now. Rob still misses her.|
In Caroline's room, she has a pink tree that my dearest friend Amber bought for her when she was born. Instead of a
crooked star, I made a bow for the top of her tree.
|She, too, had her hand- and footprint made as a baby. These above were made when she was 12 weeks old. She just recently had them made again, but they are not ready to hang yet, so I kept this set together on her tree.|
|Again I have used some of my childhood ornaments the kids' trees. This one above likely has a story behind it, but I can't remember it.|
Now I will give you the bonus part of your Holiday peek: more decor.
|Our Christmas mantle. If you look closely, you will see our Elf sitting up there. He likes to move around the house, but this is today's perch.|
|Beside the tree, on an end table I have a nutcracker grouping. Notice the Rock Star in the back. Also the ballerina/princess. She was from Caroline's Nutcracker Ballet 1st birthday party last year.|
|In a corner of my kitchen I have corner shelf unit full of nutcrackers. If you look on the top shelf you will see...|
|...the one that Rob says is his favorite. He's been hot for pirates for a while now and it doesn't seem to be cooling off.|
|A third and final grouping of nutcrackers is near a lamp on my buffett. What an odd variety, right? A soldier, a vampire, a police officer and an angel.|
Well, that's it for now. May God continue to bless you this Holiday season and throughout the year.