Monday, January 18, 2010

Christmas Re-Cap...

I realize that we are well on our way into 2010, but since I was so far behind on my blogging and missed out on all the Christmas fun, I thought I would do a bit of a Christmas Re-Cap.  Atleast this way when next Christmas rolls around I'll be able to remember what I did this past Christmas.  Right now I can barely remember yesterday.  My memory is like swiss cheese, full of holes!  Anyway, here are some of my favorite things from this Christmas.

I scaled back this year in all areas.  We bought less.  We did more hand made.  I even decorated less.  I had a hard time getting into the decorating and it felt a little forced, so I spent less time decking the halls and a lot more time enjoying the season with my boys.  Looking back, those changes were all for the best.  With that said, I didn't put up all of my trees.  We did the boys' tree in the family room:

This tree has all of the ornaments they have made or picked out in their short little lives. They are all about the colored lights, so I just go with it.
This is the mantle in the family room.  Walker helped me put it up and he was so proud.  It is in the same room as the boys' tree so it also has colored lights.

Walker got a new tree for his room this year.  It was a tacky little tree, but he LOVED it, and that is what matters.

Connor's tree is white and he enjoys having one in his room so much.

I put the 30 year old tree from Lon's childhood in my kitchen window. It holds ornaments the boys have made in church and school.  Those are the most special ornaments to me.

I hung this wreath that I "beefed up" on the front door.

I put this tall wooden snowman on the front porch.

I put all of our Christmas cards on a simple ribbon.

We made a lot of people birdhouses:

We made the boys teachers ornaments and some baked goods.  This is one of Walker's ornaments.

And here is Connor's ornament for his teacher.

But more than anything else, we spent time together.  We crafted, baked, watched Christmas movies, and drank more hot calorie laden drinks than it should be legal to consume in a month's time.  Guess that explains why I will be starting Weight Watchers Wednesday back up on Wednesday!  I hope your Christmas was a great one, full of special times with family and friends too!


Our Family said...

I need to have a Christmas recap as well. We just took our tree down this weekend, b/c we enjoyed it more after Christmas b/c we were actually home. I love the idea of the hanging the Christmas cards on a simple ribbon with clothespins. Clever!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

It looks like a wonderful time!

Michelle said...

Looks like you and your family had the very best kind of Christmas...lots of memory making and togetherness...nothing can be that!

Hope you have a great week!

Angie said...

Love all your cute decorations, especially the mantel and front door!

junkermidge said...

I guess I'm not the only one feeling like they're getting behind on their blogging. So glad that you posted a recap of your Christmas. It sounds like a great time of familyness. Love all the trees!

Heather L. said...

Hey Mandi! How have you been? I miss your blog posts =)

I hope you are doing well!

Heather =)

Angie said...

Hope you are doing well!

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