This is the White House ornament for this year! It is gorgeous - two-sided and actually the eagle is heavy! This is one of my favorite ornaments from the White House collection.
This is our family tree - the big one. It has all the kids' ornaments from them growing up - some from our childhood as well and just ornaments we liked and picked up over the years. The skirt was appliqued by my grandmother and I think it is at least 30 years old. We have used it for as long as I can remember and she used it on her tree for years before me.
This is the other thin tree. We use this one to display the ornaments from all the states we have been too as well as state and national parks.
A different day, but you can see the fireplace, the bookshelf where we put our nativity that my D's father gave us at our wedding. It is a gorgeous porcelain set.
I love how cozy it feels. We did not buy hardly anything except the red lanterns on the hearth. Not only did I not want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted to get a feel for how we move in this house and what we wanted. I don't buy decor every year, we use what have over and over, so I am a bit picky when it comes to decorating for Christmas.
BUT the real news of the day! IT SNOWED IN HOUSTON!!!!
After L was done with her play (which, I have to say, she was fabulous!), we went to eat as a celebration. It started snowing really hard while we were in there and it covered our car, so we had an impromptu snowball fight. I nailed everywhere and got nailed in the eye! LOL It was a lot of fun.
Here are some pictures this morning from around our house. It was already melting, but amazing! It looked so Christmasy and festive!
|The forest beside our house off the patio.|
|Our shed - the roof is green! You can also see the deer blind.|
|Our home with a snowy roof!|
|All the bushes were covered with snow!|
|This is a tree we cut down - I thought it looked cool all frozen!|
All the snow is already gone, but it was beautiful while it lasted! We get it so infrequently and usually, it does not stick like this. Made me just want to sit in a hot tub and drink coffee all day!