I learned something too! I desperately need order. I thrive on it. I want my house neat and tidy before company comes and before big events, no matter what all the "stress less" books say. This year memories were made with highlights of festive fun and also with low points of mama spinning in circles and yelling at everyone. It is what it is. This year's memories are a combination of crazy days with handfuls of treasured moments. I cried and cursed and then I hugged and shined a smile. I was happy and mad all together. And I also learned to appreciate the support of my boys, all four of them. They are consistent in their care and help. They stepped up when I was falling down. And they shared excitement when we were living in the happy moments of the season.
Our Christmas Home SWEET Home 2014
Big Bear canvas art
that the boys painted with my Mom last year
Snowman whimsey in the entryway
My new holiday clutch! Thank you Mom!
with a photo collection of our past Christmas trees
Titus practiced a lot of Christmas carols this year on his violin.
I just love my straw snowflakes!
Fresh flower love
I added some red and green to my vintage peanut machine
Baskets of winter fruit
Pink and blue candy canes
The dining room is always my favorite room of the house
live holly plant!
Apple Cinnamon garland the boys made when they were little
White stocking collection,
including the knit stocking I made a few years ago!
Papersack gingerbread man I made when I was a little girl
Upstairs is all for the KIDS!
They are in charge and do all of the decorating up here.
They each get a tree in their own rooms
The magic of Christmas!
I've had this Precious Moments Nativity since I was a teeny tiny girl
My parents sent us this gorgeous flower bouquet for the season.
stockings hung with care...
Our Christmas tree this year was tall and big and beautiful!
Smells and feels like Christmassssss.
Button garland and pretty colors
Cameron made a NOEL sign for our front window
Our giant stick star that Chris made me several years ago
We couldn't do outdoor house lights this year because Chris was in the hospital.
We decided to light luminaries instead! We loved them!
Coziest up next to this, with a cup of hot tea
soothed some of the chaos of our season.
I hope your Christmas was the merriest.
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