|The meager tree in all its glory|
|We've been reading The Advent Book before bed most nights|
Our "mantel" (the shelf above the TV) was still decorated with pumpkins and gourds:
So, I threw them out and packed up the rest of the decorations. Here's how it looks now with the Disney ornaments that my grandma had for a few decades (at least) on a "photo" tree I won at a white elephant exchange last year:
|Aren't they cute??|
|After I took these photos, I received some awesome-smelling cinnamon |
potpurri in the form of pine cones and decorative balls, so I stuck those in here too.
After having read the first half of this post, I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, Wow, the quality of these photos could not POSSIBLY get worse!! Well, you were wrong! Don't worry, it happens to
This is our front entryway area. I put some decorative stones in the bottom of the hurricane and filled it 3/4 of the way with water. Then, I gently put the candle on top. I looks cute in person. Just pretend like you can tell from these horrid photos.
I tried. I really did. I even put new batteries in our Canon, but it just will not power up for some reason, so I'm afraid we're stuck with these blue-tinted android photos. Boo!
But, I won't let that ruin our Christmas cheer! This weekend, we had snow, so the kids and I went outside and played in it and shoveled the driveway. They insisted in cleaning off my car (I promise!! Don't call the Child Labor Department!):
|What a fun effect - Is my camera doing this or is Blogger adding it for me??|
|We didn't get any pictures of us playing but I did shoot a short video of when we first went outside.|
|The Aftermath - I love this mess|
By the time this post is published, we will be on our way home from what looks to be an awesome weekend at the Dells with our family and some good friends. I'm so excited to be together for a whole weekend without having to rush around to do anything. Hubs has been working nights the past two weeks, so we're both exhausted! Speaking of, let me just give a quick shout out to all you single parents out there. Raising kids is hard enough with two parents but to have to be on call 24/7 with no relief (except to go to your job during the day) is a major challenge physically, emotionally, and mentally. So, props to you, single mom, single dad. You are a great blessing to your kids every single day!
Merry Christmas everyone!