Because the quints are at an age/stage where they are into everything, I decided, for the sake of my sanity, not to put up all my nice Christmas decorations this year. Last year, I bought a $20 Christmas tree on Black Friday, so that’s the tree I put up this year, that way if it was destroyed then I will not have lost a lot of money. I also didn’t put up all my nice Christmas ornaments, instead, I used the ornaments the kids made at school to decorate our tree. You know what….our little tree, while not as nice and fancy as most people’s trees, is perfect and so very special. I do miss my big tree and next year will probably feel more comfortable with putting everything up since the quints will be 3, almost 4, next Christmas. I also didn’t display my Christmas village this year. Nevertheless, the house is decorated, the kids are happy, and so far, nothing has been broken, so we are very happy.
Here’s a look around our house.
First up….the Christmas tree. We have two this year. Here’s the one in the living room that is decorated with the kids’ ornaments.
This tree is actually from our wedding. What few nice ornaments I did put up went on this tree because it’s off the ground and I knew the kids wouldn’t be able to touch it.
Our mantel looks very bare this year. I have yet to put out the stockings for fear they would be pulled down and played with. I’ll get them out of Christmas Eve just in time for Santa to fill them that night.
Here’s the door in our garage.
When the kids were all born, I bought a Christmas Bear with the year of their birth on it. I love these bears. And thankfully, the kids have left them alone, for the exception of a few times.
Here’s our pictures with Santa over the years. And our homemade mistletoes.
I bought this cookies for Santa set at Kirkland’s on Black Friday and love it!
I also bought this nativity scene from Kirkland’s on Black Friday and I think it’s just beautiful.
Here’s a few kitchen decorations.
I love our footprint canvas. I leave it up through January too.
I love that the kids are bringing art projects home from school; they make the perfect decorations for the house.
And I always love and displaying the Christmas cards people send me. This year I haven’t received as many cards as in the past, which kind-of bums me out because I look forward to checking the mail every day in December.
Well that’s it. Not too much to look at this year but it’s festive and so far nothing major has been broken. I love this time of the year with all the beautiful twinkling lights, music, and smells. It’s hard to believe it’ll all be over next week.