Sunday, December 20, 2015

Preparing for Christmas

Our annual Christmas decorating began as is our families custom on Thanksgiving day after our meal had settled and we had a little while to visit with Grandma and Poppie it was time to get to work and put up the outside lights.

It was a warm day, but there was a nice breeze so it made for a pleasant time outside.

Over the next week the house was a disaster area as we brought all the decorations down from the attic and began the process of decorating for the holiday season.

Boxes, boxes everywhere

The before as the trees come together.  This is the main living room tree
Main tree as decorating progresses to completion

Decorations on top of my cabinet in the living room

Kevin putting up garland in the sun room and the tree and some decor in there.

Decorations in Kevin's office

Decorations and small tree on top of tv cabinet in living room

Entry table

Reading nook

Decorations on top of my desk

Hannah's tree

Lauren's tree and decor

Now that the decorations are up it's feeling like Christmas and the past few days the weather's been cooperating by treating us to a cool spell.  Unfortunately Christmas day it's supposed to be back in the 80's, but that's what happens in Central Florida.

Trees at night

Living room with fireplace decor

Dogs by sun room tree with decorative plaster basset hound under tree

So now we're decorated, the gifts are bought and wrapped, most of my Christmas cards are written and the girls continue to count down the days as Christmas nears and their excitement grows.