Category Archives: Decorations

Easter Around the Seals House

I love decorating for the holidays, all of them. We’ve had our Easter decorations up for a while now. I love Easter. Hunting eggs has always been fun, even as an adult, and I have so many fond memories of hunting Easter eggs with all my cousins when I was little. Some of my most favorite memories are from Easter. Of course, I want to make this holiday very special for my own kiddos so I try to put out a few decorations. We will dye eggs this weekend and of course have an egg hunt on Sunday.


First I’ll take you on a little journey down memory lane. Here’s our Easter Bunny pictures from when Brady was a few days old to now. I don’t have a Bunny picture from 2014 because the quints were in the NICU and I never had a chance to take Brady.

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Here’s our decorations around the house.

Our newest footprint art.


And I cannot end this post without saying this, Easter is not about bunnies and Easter is not about eggs or egg hunts. Yes, I love bunnies, eggs, and having fun but it is so important to me that my kids understand the true meaning of Easter. Easter is about Jesus and what He did for us. He lived the perfect life, He died on the cross for our sins, and He rose on the third day.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matt 28: 5-6


I pray you have a blessed weekend with your loved ones.

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Be blessed,

Michelle

 

Choo Choos & Tutus Birthday Party

For this year’s birthday party we went with choo choo’s – for the boys and tutu’s – for the girls. Brady loves trains, so of course, the quints love trains too. Because whatever Brady loves, they love too. I loved getting to decorate with lots of pink for the girls. (Now a little side note for anyone who is new to my blog…since Brady’s birthday is 3 days before the quints, we just do one big party for all six kids.)


I didn’t get too many pictures of all the decorations; here are a few to give you an idea of how it looked. And I’m really proud of myself, I finally figured out how to upload videos on my blog. I hope it works for you so you can see how everything looked and see the videos of everyone singing happy birthday to the kids.





For the food, I kept it simple this year. On the boy’s table we did cookies, Rice Krispies stop lights, pretzels, and red Hawiian Punch. On the girl’s table we had cupcakes, Rice Krispies, tutu marshmallows, chocolate covered strawberries, and water.

For the entertainment, we rented a bounce house with a slide.




This year, I made the party more about the kids so we only invited their friends from church and school. In the past it’s been mostly adults who have helped us with the kids, but now that they have friends, I wanted to make it about them and their friends.

The weather was gorgeous. All week, it looked like it was going to be cool and raining on party day but thankfully that didn’t happen and we had a beautiful day.

The kids had fun, they got tons of presents, and I think all the guests had fun too. It was such a special day to celebrate the two most important events in our lives, Brady’s birth and the Quint’s birth.  











 






And here was the aftermath….


It’s still so hard to believe Brady is 5 years old and Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, & Rayleigh are 3!

Be blessed,

Michelle

Christmas Home Tour 2016

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.

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Here’s the door in our garage.

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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!

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I also bought this nativity scene from Kirkland’s on Black Friday and I think it’s just beautiful.

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Here’s a few kitchen decorations.

I love our footprint canvas. I leave it up through January too.

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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.

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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.

Merry Christmas!

Be blessed,

Michelle

Around Our House for Thanksgiving

Hey y’all! I don’t know if I’ll get around to posting tomorrow, so just in case I don’t I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day to full of lots of laughter and love.


Here’s a look at our fall/Thanksgiving decorations. Enjoy!

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I’m so thankful for all of you who read and follow our journey. I always love seeing your comments. Thank you!

Be blessed,

Michelle