Monday, November 26, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It is my absolute most favorite time of the year.

I love the decorating, the baking, the traditions.
The chaos.
With our brood there is always a fair amount of pandemonium this time of year.
But I love it.
Remind me of that in a couple of weeks, ok?

 Our family always waits until after Thanksgiving
to get busy with the Christmas decorating
and shopping and holiday music.

And since Thanksgiving is now over, we can get to the good stuff.

Oh, wait. Thanksgiving had the good stuff.
Banana pudding.
That was my husbands choice for a Thanksgiving dessert.
It didn't even last the day.
I barely got any.
I think I will make another one and hide it away.

With Thanksgiving behind us, we decided to go ahead
and get the house decorated for Christmas this weekend.

Everyone voted on the color scheme for the tree.
Trina was the loser, she was the only one who voted for blue and gold.
The rest of us voted for red, blue, and silver.
Better luck next time, kid!

While the kids were busy hanging ornaments on the tree
and Jerry was hanging the lights outside,
I decorated the rest of the house.

It's our family tradition to let the kids take turns putting the star on the tree.
Trina was very happy that it was her year to do it.
I cannot believe she is tall enough to stand barefoot and reach the top.
Stop growing, child!

The kids finished it off with the candy canes.
I better get mine now before they are all gone.
Which will be within 2 days, I am betting.

Jerry finished up with the lights after dark, so it made for some pretty good pictures.

How about you?
Do you already have your Christmas decorations up?
What are your families traditions?
Do share, I love all things Christmas!

 then, she {snapped}


  1. Beautiful decorations, gorgeous tree.

    There is only one vote that counts on how to decorate the inside of the house and it is not me nor my son. I get to do the outside.

    It looks like you are getting a good start.

  2. are so on top of things. I love that you vote on the colors for christmas by the family. Do you do this every year? We are boring...I have a gold collection and add to it every year with special finds from vacations.

  3. Looks like you had a great time and did a great job. That pudding looks very yummy! I do love Christmas time with all the sparkling lights and cozy fires. Have a great week.

  4. Love your Christmas tree! We put ours up as well. It's a family tradition to put it up the day after Thanksgiving. We also introduced a new tradition this year - Elf on the Shelf.

    Just curious - what's on the back of your hubs shirt? Is it a rock band?!

    1. Nah, not a rock band. He is Army, so it is his unit crest T Shirt
      I have been thinking about doing elf on the shelf.
      Maybe I will give it a try next year. :)