I’ve discovered the secret to fast, easy Christmas decorating. Lock your door and don’t let your Bible study group leave until they have unpacked and assembled your tree, hung your ornaments, and decked your halls. Then, bribe them with hot brownies to carry the empty boxes back out to the storage shed.
It works beautifully.
Caleb likes the Bungee Jumping Polar Bear ornaments the best. Despite numerous reminders that the tree is a decoration and not a toy, I keep catching him going “boing, boing, boing” while the polar bears’ springs stretch longer and longer.
Katie has put the star on our tree every year since she was two years old.
My mom sewed this tree skirt for us the very first Christmas Paul and I were married. It has patchwork on one side, and angels on the other.
The Merry Christmoose family, the Garden Snowmen, and the Santa Brigade stand guard over the TV, which is perpetually tuned in to ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas.
I made these stockings with my own widdle hands (and massive amounts of supervision from my very crafty mother.)
The tree is lit, the garlands are hung, The Husband is at his computer, and all’s right with the world.
Now get shopping! Only twenty five more days left!