Mike spent this week getting the trees up and decorated. After getting the two trees up on Tuesday, we both had second thoughts about not doing a tree in the family room. But….I did not want to put up the big tree in that we put in the Family Room. It is a 9 footer “old school tree” that takes about 6 hours to put up. You know the kind, individual branches that have to be put in the tree and fluffed out, and no lights so you have to string them yourselves. Do you remember those?
So, there I was on Tuesday night at Target and Michael’s looking for a smaller pre-lit tree so we could add one more tree to the mix. I was in meetings all week and out late for dinners with the out of town guests. Fast forward to Saturday morning, Mike has all 3 trees up and we spend today putting out the rest of the indoor decorations. This year I cut back (for us) and didn’t put our all the decorations we normally do.
So as of tonight our indoor area is decorated, I am half way done with Christmas shopping and determined to make this December the most for the boys.
Here is the living room tree. It is our formal tree, lots of red, white and silver.
Here is the family room tree…lots of Disney ornaments on this one. We moved it to the corner because the family room is also the main play room and has a lot more toys now than in years past. So the corner is a better fit now.
Here is our stockings and one section of the Santa’s…I collect Santa’s and with little ones I have had to alter the way they are displayed. So they are in a few sections in the house now, instead of all together but I really like how it turned out.
Nicholas is enjoying the Christmas trees. Tonight, he crawled up on the couch and was looking at the living room tree. He kept telling me he was hungry, but wouldn’t leave the couch to come eat his dinner that was waiting for him.