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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas

I'm joining the band wagon of displaying our tree {it's not much, just our poor fake tree we've had for 12 years!:Each of the kids took a turn putting up their ornaments. Here are Scott and EmmaLece. They had such fun doing this. I don't think they remembered helping last year.All done.
Snowmen! {sorry, I took this w/o the flash .. not wanting it to reflect on the mirror... so I's washed out :(} Below we have a santa window and our nativities, as other Christmas decor.
We also decorated some craft trees last night.

20 comments:

Brooke said...

Looking very festive around there! I love your nativities. It's nice to have some that the kids can actually handle! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Cute tree and what a fun craft. My boys would love that one. I love seeing how others decorate. Thanks for sharing!

angie said...

Love the festive look in your home!

Michelle A. said...

I love these tree decorating pictures everyone is posting - so festive and such a fun tradition. Those crafts look like a lot of fun, and your kids look totally engrossed!

Andrea said...

How festive! Are there lights on your tree?

And I love the Santas!

Are You Serious! said...

I love the santa's they're very cute.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Brooke- Thanks, for the last few years we have only had the Little People one. It is very nice to have that for the re-arranging of the scene! :)
Holly- The kids got the craft last year as a gift. It is fun to see everyone's trees.
Angie- Thanks! We do have a few other decorations around here like a count down that is the Christmas Story and a hanging nativity that my sister's family made us one year. The decor, does put ya in the spirit.
Michelle- I, too, have been enjoying everyone's house decorating shots. The kids had a good time making them.
Andrea- Yup, we got colored lights ...but we are in need of more, all the strings we have are well I don't know, DEAD! This is the best I could do! {looks good with the lights off and only the tree lights on}!
Serious- The Santas: the two stick ones Shantel and Savanna made in school and the mop one my mother-in-law gave me. Make a cute corner .. something for everyone! :)

Debra said...

Fun! I miss not decorating our big tree this year. It is just not safe this year though.

crystal said...

Those decorations are so festive, & I especially love your nativities, filling up the corner. Oh, that's so cute of the little ones doing the craft trees--especially the teensy ones! Don't you love Christmas crafts!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Debra- I know about that kind of "safe" ! Next year the twins might be big enough that you can have your big tree, huh? :)
Crystal- Thanks! We had a good time making the trees.

Steph said...

Cute fun stuff!
I love that Nativity! Looks like a barn has been added...:)
I need to do more crafts...

carrie & troy keiser said...

Steph- Thanks. I can't remember when we got the barn ... last year or the one before... It the lil drummer boy and it plays the song. Yeah for crafty projects that the kids actually like to do! :)

KATE said...

How fun!! I love getting all the decorations up. I have to admit, I'm a bit of a scrooge & I hate the mess of getting the decorations out. All the boxes & crap everywhere! I so love when they are up done! Woo Hoo!

So cute!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kate- Boy do I hear ya on the mess! Our table was covered in boxes!

Cynthia said...

So enjoy your decorations! The craft looks so fun, we may have to try it!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cynthia- thanks! It was a fun one ... don't know where we got it though.

Shellie said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Maybe before the 24th ours will be decorated. At least it's up!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Shellie- I know hoa that goes! When I was a kid we never even got a tree until the 24th! :) Good luck!

Sherri said...

Wow...all the cool Christmas stuff. I never get tired of seeing everyone's trees!!!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Sherri- Thanks! I too like to check out all the pictures. Like your profile pix! :)