We are SO ready for Santa! I was looking at the post I did last year of my Christmas decor and teared up a bit remembering how we decided on Kole's name. I'm so grateful for my new little addition to our family this year. A baby's first Christmas is always a special one. A crazy, exhausting one. But a special one just the same. :)
We usually do a snowman tree, but this year I mixed it up a little and just used red, white, and silver decorations.
Along with all the cherished ornaments the kids have made.
I also bought a new tree skirt to match our stockings from Pottery Barn.
The only thing missing was something to put on top. I stuck this snowman up there and the girls were so sad because they like to play with him. So - back down he went and our tree is currently topless. He looked a little funny up there anyway... :)
I can't wait for it to get dark outside each night so I can really enjoy all the lights inside and out. There is something so magical about Christmas tree lights. I wish December lasted longer.
My little snow village. I'm hoping to inherit more pieces from my mom next year. She has so many of them and you can't buy a lot of my favorites anymore. I told her she needs to down size. It's just too much work for her to store and display them all every year. Yup. Always looking out for my mom.
Our advent calendar my grandma made for me and my siblings when we were little. My girls love it so much and it brings back so many childhood memories every year when I pull it out. My sister wasn't very happy that I claimed it as mine so last year I bought her a cute new advent calendar from Pottery Barn. That seemed to smooth things over a bit.
Favorite Christmas p.j. pictures. My girls look so little and it feels like I posted these pictures just last week.
My other new additions this year. This pillow...
and the matching rug. I LOVE them. Both from Pottery Barn (I seem to be mentioning that store a lot lately!). I wanted the pillow last year but it was 50 bucks so I thought I'd wait and see if I could get it on sale after Christmas. Nope. They were sold out. So this year I tried ordering it on line at the beginning of December and it was sold out again! I was so sad! I thought K - I'm going to have to try ordering it next year the second Halloween is over! Then about a week later I was at the mall and ran in PB just to look around a bit and there was my pillow! ONE LEFT! I grabbed it and the sales clerk told me I was lucky because they wouldn't be getting anymore in. I was so giddy! I bought it so fast and then called Kenny at work:
"I have the BEST news!"
"I just found MY PILLOW in Pottery Barn! You know! The one for 50 bucks I've wanted for two years! I can't believe it - they had it in the store! I'm so happy! And I bought a rug to match!"
"How much was the rug?"
"So you're calling to tell me you spent 90 dollars on a pillow and a rug? Not good news Erin."
What a grinch. Anyway, I'm thrilled!