Monday, December 3, 2012

Deck The Hall

Cora found out that Aunt Natalie put her tree November 1st.  Every day she has been asking if we can decorate.  Tradition is we decorate the first Saturday in December and I held strong to that.  They were so excited to get that done.
We left some room for Dave to put up his nutcrackers.

 We decided what to get our friends/neighbors/teachers.

I really wanted to hang these Merry Christmas stockings in the background of our Christmas photo.  Dave didn't think we would be able to see it. He was probably right.

I think I need a bigger place to set out my Little People Nativity.  The inn keeper and the well are over on the TV.  I don't know who arranged this this time.  The kids play with it every day.  But I love how they are all centered around Jesus.  As it should be.

Last week we went through the kid's toys/books/movies/clothes and donated them to charity.  We also went to the store and picked out a few toys for Toys for Tot and dropped them off.  Tonight I have the FHE lesson and I am going to do something about giving part of our 'self' to become more giving like an 'elf' (See I gave away the s)  I haven't quite figured it out yet.  Then we are going to get sibling gifts and we are pretty much done.  We have really really scaled back Christmas this year and I am loving it.  The kids have really been thinking about what to get others.  We also need a tree then we are set. And all the Christmas parties begin this weekend.


  1. I love the little people nativity. Where did you find all the pieces? I have only ever seen the stable. The have a "chappy" Christmas is pretty cute!

  2. Decorations look great! Are you getting a real tree this year?

    1. Eventually. Whenever we get a spare day. Maybe the 22nd:)

  3. Thanks Char and Davey for your beautiful family pictures christmas card. Loved it.
    Always put them in my christmas album, fun to see how your family has grown through the years.
    Enjoy Christmas together.
    Love you, Aunt Sheila

  4. Loved your Christmas Card!!! Putting my tree up tonight so I can hang all the Grandchildren decorations. I love looking at all of them. I think downstairs will be my only decorating this year. Renovations seem to be at a standstill. I think Dec. 25 might not see it accomplished. Next year!!!!

  5. Because I live in the Sates I agree with the first of December. If we did it any sooner we lose the Thanksgiving Holiday.