Monday, December 17, 2007

My Christmas-y House

Or not! It's kinda hard to get a whole lot of decorating done when you have a small one underfoot... who will also get into everything that is within his reach! So we have a really small tree - sitting on our kitchen table! It was so small that one strand of lights was ALL it would hold! So much for my blue and white theme!

This is what my kitchen with tree on the table really looks like... we have all the "stuff" piled here because we're teaching Cory to stay out of the kitchen. So it's a mess!

I don't have any pictures of my favorite ornaments... because we're at my in-laws in Oregon at the moment! But this is my all time favorite Christmas decoration.

It's a manger scene carved (with a scroll saw?) out of one piece of wood. I love it because it's so simple and also because it was made by a man in my church during college. He made two and donated them to a church auction to raise money for a youth mission trip. I really wanted one, but didn't have much money. When it went too high for me the older gentleman sitting next to me started bidding. He won one of them and then gave it to me. It was just so sweet!

I couldn't resist posting these although they're not at my house... these are the 4 babies from our small group. Anna's just turned a year, Cory is 8 1/2 months, Lydia is 2 1/2 months, and Emma is about a month old. Aren't they just precious? :) Cory and all his girlfriends!

And here are all the mamas. (Please do not look at my posture, I do not know how to sit properly for a picture!) Anna's going to be a big sister in May so technically I guess there are 5 babies in this picture!

We had an impromptu Christmas lunch on Friday just before we left. It was really fun!

Now go visit all the other Christmas Homes at BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes!

Christmas Tour of Homes


  1. Thank you so much for the tour. The manger carving is amazing! I love the 4 babies picture. So sweet. Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. The babies are sooo cute. The manger carving is beautiful.

  3. What a sweet & festive post. Little ones at Christmas are so fun!

  4. Thanks for sharing!

  5. All those babies! My heart is bursting! Merry Christmas!

  6. Ahhhhh Christmas tree on the table!
    What a great idea!!
    We have three kids - two are old enough to not drop kick the ornaments off the tree...the third would HOWL with laughter each time her attempted this!

    We MAY just copy your idea - it's not worth the stress - who wants to visit their mommy in the asylum for Christmas??! HAHA

    Thanks for the great idea! Your tree is just adorable!!

  7. Anonymous1:44 AM

    I love your little tree! It has such personality! And the babies are adorable, too!

    An Island Life

  8. I LOVE the tree!! It is so sweet! Have to love the Holidays!

  9. Your tree is cute and I love your favorite decorations. very cute babies also.

    I had to LOL about the tiny tree on the table. I use to hear about people getting small trees putting them up high or putting there tree up inside of a playpen to keep the kids out and I couldn't figure it out.. I had 3 kids and while they would redecorate the tree over and over even useing suff like the tv remote control(couldn't find that thing for a week and it was laying in a tree branch) They never did anything that would be harmful to themself or the tree. Then came my 4th.. OH he is all boy.. after pulling the big tree over on himself I got the playscape gate out and set it up around the tree so he would leave the tree alone and not hurt himself. He is now 2 1/2 years old and I put the gate away and just anchored the tree to the wall. He seems to be doing well with it this year. moveing all the ornaments all around every hour but not doing anything to hurt himself.

    I hope you all have a very merry christmas and thank you for the tour.


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