I’m a little late on this post, but it’s been a very jam packed December. I’ve been so busy with work, and every weekend I try to make up for it by filling our weekends with family activities and quality time together. It doesn’t always ease the mama guilt, but it helps.
Christmas, as many of you know, is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the decorations, the music, the clothes, all of it. This is our second Christmas in our home, and this year with the fireplace, it just feels more magical.
This year we went back to the tree farm that my co-worker and friend owns. We opted for a Noble Fir for the first time, and I’m completely hooked. I have less allergies with this tree, and the needles are staying on the tree, instead of in a pile on my floor.
This is Piglet’s go to expression. Cracks me up every time!
Match and Piglet adding the final touches on the tree.
My heart is sad that this is our first Christmas without our furbaby, Oscar. But he has ornaments all over the tree.
I bought us matching jammies this year, and I’m pretty sure this will be our new tradition. I can’t get enough of them, and Piglet loves that we all match.
We even wore our matching jammies when we took pictures with Santa. Nevermind that I look like a giant in this picture. Santa’s elf asked me to sit on his lap, and it messes with the angle. But it was worth it to see Piglet smile like that!
Here’s the rest of our Christmas touches around the house. This was my first year with the Disney village, courtesy of my stepmom. I especially love Beauty and the Beast, which happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Olaf door, and of course the hanging snowflakes.
We didn’t do much to deck out the outside of the house. I’m terrible at hanging lights, so I did a little stream along our rock river. Match promised next year to do more for the outside.
Tomorrow is the kickoff to my mini-staycation. I’m off from Friday through Tuesday. Piglet and I have a fun filled day planned, starting with baking Christmas cookies in our matching jammies. This is the best time of year! Do you have any Christmas plans? Did you deck your halls?