Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tour of Homes

Good Monday Morning! I have a lot of things I want to share from The Children of the World Choir we hosted this weekend but today I wanted to join in on the blogging Christmas Tour of Homes! The Nester and Kelly's Korner are both hosting this year.

I love decorating for Christmas! I usually start right around Thanksgiving. One of the new things we added this year that I LOVE is our Happy Birthday Jesus sign. I think it looks so good. It really helps us to keep what the season is all about into perspective.

Here is our main Christmas tree. I love the lime green and red. This was my first year to use the art mesh and it needs a little work. That stuff is hard to work with!
This is our kitchen table. The kids like to hand things they colored from the light fixture in there. If you look to the side you can see the gingerbread pops we made last night. Much easier than a gingerbread house!

The kids LOVE the Christmas trees we put in their rooms. Tanner's is a fishing tree and has fishing stuff hanging from it. I think it turned out really cute. Boy trees are much harder to do.

Here is a close up of some of his ornaments. He says after Christmas he is taking them all off and going fishing with them! (they are real lures).

This is Miss Priss's tree. I love, love, love her tree! I wish is were 9 feet tall and in my living room! It's so girly and cute!
Here is our Elf on the Shelf that hides everyday. Yesterday he hid by our Alabama plate in the glass cabinet. This has been one of the most fun Christmas traditions we started. We started it last year and it has been even more fun this year.
This is our Jesse Tree. This is also another tradition that I love. One thing Ryan and I both try to do is to keep the whole reason we have Christmas top of my mind. It's not about a over commercialized big guy in a red suit (who I can't stand!) It's about the birth of our savior. The Jesse tree is a devotional thing we do every night that has a story to read and leads up to the birth of Jesus. Each day there is a different ornament to add that represents the story for that day.
These last few pictures are out of order but my computer won't cooperate. Here is a close up of our stockings.
This is on the table below our TV. Ryan painted the nativity scene but I still want to get a play on for the kids. This one isn't breakable but it'll chip if they drop it.

Here is our mantle. I love our stockings. I spent way to much money on them a few years ago but I figured it's something we will have every year so why not!
I just noticed there is trash in our fireplace! That's where Tanner throws stuff away. He won't use the garbage can anymore!


Shannon said...

Very cute! love the kids room tree's. I do that as well and I'm prego with a baby girl and i'm looking forward to her tree next year to be able to do a girly one! :)

:) said...

The fishing tree was very cool.

Audrey said...

First, I love the banner!! I also love the multiple trees, all are nice. The stockings are beautiful..I love them...I also like the lime green and red theme, which I used on my porch....I will be adding pictures to my blog later on that one.
Great job!!

Blessed Beyond said...

I love it all! The table runner is darling! And I love the fishing tree! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

SO pretty! Love, love the Happy Birthday Jesus banner. Fantastic! I love that your kids have their own trees... that is so much fun! Thank you for the great tour!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

So many cute things! Love the Happy Birthday Jesus sign, the fish tree, the it all!

Merry Christmas!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

How cute! I love your kids trees, they are so pretty! We have one now for both kids, but my daughter is now begging me for a pink tree. Next year I just might have to cave.