Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014.....from our house to yours!

Another Christmas has come and gone.  All of the preparations and planning and in a matter of hours it is over.  I must admit I struggle with Christmas.  I love preparing my home for my family and sharing with others, but sometimes it overwhelms me as I try to celebrate the true reason for the season with all of the secular distractions that come with it. Having a house full of kids is a true blessing and I do it all for them, I want them to remember a house full of warmth and love, especially at Christmas time.  

Here is a quick tour of our "Christmas" home.  As much as I would love to start over some years with my Christmas decor, it has been collected over the years, some items are gifts others were purchased when Russ and I were first married and have stood the test of time.  I guess you could say my style is eclectic...LOL.
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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is pictures before church on Christmas Eve.  Do you notice three people are missing?  While it is my favorite tradition, not so much for the boys.  This year you get just the girls....and they were a little on the goofy side.

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This year I hosted both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We share Christmas Eve with my Dad's family and Christmas Day with my Mom's family.  I started hosting both days when the kids were little and although it is a lot of work my kids always say how much they love having our house full of family...

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Christmas Day is very low key.  Although I take the food seriously, 'cause I love to cook and love to eat, we spend the day in jammies relaxing and enjoying each others company and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Notice no boys in the pictures again....I fear the day the girls start to protest too!

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So from our house to yours...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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6 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Your house is gorgeous!! Looks like a wonderful celebration!

Sheri said...

Your house is beautiful!! So glad you had everyone home together and had a great time!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year! Looks like the day couldn't get any better!

Elisa said...

Your house looks great!! I didn't get much stuff up this year and now I am ready to take it all down! Is it summer yet?

Teri said...

What a beautiful recap of your Christmas. Your house is gorgeous and love all the shots of your kids! Those boys...I get it!! Fun to visit your blog again!

Hannah said...

Your home looks so beautiful and inviting. I just love it. I totally skipped decorating this year! Just the trees and some lights outside...

So did June get fabric? Sophia's BFF gave her some fabric for a gift recently and it looks similar :)