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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Another favorite Christmas tradition we have is the Saturday after Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree and all of our decorations.  It was so strange though this year because we didn’t know where anything should go!  But it gave us a good opportunity to purge some of our older stuff and to decide what we really wanted to put up.

Of course there was also great debate about where to put the Christmas tree.  I wanted it in the Dining room by the piano, just thought it would look nice in there.  But I was very quickly vetoed by everyone else and we decided to put it in the family room so we could see it and enjoy it more. I have to say I am glad we put it there!  I love having it there and it adds so much coziness to the room.

If you’ve been following the blog for a few years now, you’ll know I’m kind of particular when it comes to my holiday decorations. I adore all white lights and decorations and we have a snowflake decorating theme.  I of course get pushback from the boys in th family, as they really want a tree with colored lights, but I told them they can have their own when we finish our basement someday. 😛

But, I adore our tree.  Each year it just gets better and better as we add more ornaments to our collection.  Here are the kids decorating it!  Tyson did awesome this year!  Bailey of course had to get in on the action, but she had more fun throwing the balls I think…

Bailey picked out this new ball from Gerten’s.  It’s very “her” and blingy!

You might remember that last year we got new stockings for our mantle.  Well, Pottery Barn had the coordinating tree skirt on clearance last year after Christmas so I scored a GREAT deal on it and even got our name on it.  I just LOVE it, it sparkles so nicely!

I setup the tripod again to try to get a twinkly tree shot. I want to redo it because I realized my f-stop wasn’t high enough!  But, it’s still pretty decent.  Also got some fun Christmas light bokeh!





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Steph - You have the most beautiful taste!! Great tree shots too 😉

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