You guessed it:
Our house is so warm and cheery this time of year, I just love it. It's never one of those "Christmas threw up in here" sort of houses, but there's the obvious tree and stockings, the rest is touches here and there.
Lots of snuggles, giggles, memories, music and off-key singing accompany the yearly decoration tradition in our house. This year we turned on the Trans Siberian Orchestra's DVD and fell in love with their music all over again. We have a friendly looking entry table now, with a happy snowman who greets everyone that walks through our door, a lovely smelling wreath on the front door that a friend gave us, and little glimmers of the holiday season peeking around the house at us.
From left to right: Matt, taking a break from "fluffing" the faux tree branches; a jingle bell found lurking; father-in-law John putting the final touches on the tree before decorating; Little M caught in a rare moment of quiet
Petrie refused to get into the spirit of things.
I love the time spent with family when we get ready for any celebration, it's always something fun and enjoyable.