You know you're dedicated to being in the Christmas spirit when you have to shovel snow and melt ice just to be able to put the ladder down.
Despite my one slip on the ice, the lights went up without incident. I love the way it turned out. Nathanial gets all the credit for that! After a few drives around the neighborhood, we're confident our house looks the best.
Here is some of the other decor we have up:
|That's a mercury glass tree in the middle; not a menorah|
|Our tree. Thanks family for the gifts!|
|Even our fridge is in the Christmas spirit.|
|Window clings are an easy way to decorate the kitchen. Thanks Jannette for that tip!|
|Some glitz in our formal living room.|
|It's not Christmas without an advent calendar from my Dad.|
|This Charlie Brown tree in our entry has OSU and Baylor ornaments. :)|
And a funny story as a reward for looking at all those pics:
Whenever Nathanial is on a business trip I try to sneak something in his suitcase so he knows I'm thinking of him. This time I counted out a Hersey Kiss for each night he would be gone with one for good measure and put them in a Ziploc bag with a note written in Sharpie on the outside.
As cheesy as you are thinking this is I'm sure it's nothing close to what the construction guys that found the bag were thinking. Nathanial is rolling out a new Arctic hardhat and took a ton of materials to site. I guess he handed off the materials without going through them and the bag of kisses had fallen inside. The guys found them and had eaten all but one by the time they saw the note. They brought him the last one and apologized. Good thing I packed that one for good measure :)