"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Changing of the gaurd...

No matter what I do time keeps marching on even when I want or need it to slow down for me. The shift from Thanksgiving to Christmas has been made and the all out dash to Christmas begins. Each year I always say that I am going to have my shopping done before Thanksgiving and my house all in order and down to the scent you smell when you walk in the door. I have this idea of no kids fighting, no parents yelling, or having any other things to worry about so that we can just sit back and enjoy the magic of Christmas. Obviously this is not realistic. Especially with three little ones under the age of 5. Ornaments get broken, rooms get messy, tantrums get thrown, and feelings get hurt. But inbetween these moments are the ones that matter most.
Photobucket The other night the girls helped me put up and decorate the tree, hang the stockings and put up other decorations. Christmas music was playing, we were having fun, and watching the awe in my baby's eyes at the lights was the best. I found it extrememly appropriate that the tree ended up right next to this picture of Christ that was already hanging on the wall there. It is a great reminder for us of what Christmas is all about.

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Once the tree was up and we tried to get a decent picture of the girls with it, the frustration tried to eek it's way back into the room (you know why if you have seen past posts about trying to get a picture with all three of my girls) but luckily it was evaded.
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Photobucket If you look closely you will see that all the ornaments are at least a foot and a half off the ground so that they don't end up in the grasp of chubby fingers.

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McKenna was really worried that we wouldn't be able to tell who's stocking was whos so she had to write everyones name on some paper and tape it to their stocking. She is so funny and such a worrier. She gets that from her dad :)
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Now I just have to get everything done in the next couple of weeks that should have been done a month ago. So here's to next year and enjoying this year for what it is. Merry Christmas everyone!

4 comments:

Krista said...

Wow, you always do such an amazing job at decorating!!! It looks so professional. The girls look so cute, I just want to squeeze them. I had to put our initials on our stockings too, so maybe McKenna is like me too :) Love you guys!!!

Bodacious Berty said...

Dang girl! Your mantel looks like something out of a magazine for Better Homes and Garden. So pretty! Your girls are as darling as ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

Justin and Stacey said...

you need to post pictures of your house. It looks so cute!! Love your mantel and tree, and of ourse the cute girls in front of it!! :)

Sassy Sarah said...

So cute! I love your decorations, but your little girls look so adorable. :)