Hello, my darling readers! I hope your Christmases are passing beautifully and that Santa was good to you. I will have pictures of Christmas morning, but they aren't quite ready (considering it's still Christmas morning, this cannot be a surprise). I do have pictures of our decorating phase, though- hope you enjoy them with Christmas spirit!
Mom made fondue to be eaten fireside and get our creative holiday juices flowing!
After fondue and warming by the fire, my dad and I took it upon ourselves to set up our Christmas village!
my family's favorite building in the village!
Every year, we have to imagine a house on fire so that our fireman figurine has a purpose. This year, it was the "Lobster Pot"... which is a bummer for the folks having a date in the front window!
Say "hi" to Hans! Dad went to power up the tree for the lighting ceremony- something that simply must be taken seriously.
^crazy pet lady^
We glued a little addition to our favorite building! The little guy looks like a skier, doesn't he?
We have the most Charlie Brown-esque tree we have ever had- which is saying something, since we usually chop it down in our back yard! A ski team friend had two, though, so we gladly took this love-starved tree off her hands!
We used heavy metal beer mugs to weigh down stubborn branches- an idea that tickled my dad's funny bone something fierce!
In case you can't read it, it says "Ingrid's 1st." Quite the special ornament!
I am a snow baby so it only makes sense that I have a collection of these. Aren't they cute?
We have about 3 of these so finding one isn't as lucky as it could be, despite tradition.
I think Charlie looks quite lovely with ornaments on his branches and presents about his trunk. He cleans up so well!
All in all, I think our house looks very festive and (as always) I absolutely love making it that way! How do you decorate?
Once again, Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day!