Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas at our house

I love Christmas at our house. I love how it looks, how it smells (a little like cinnamon - they are my favorite candles), I love the baking and the cookies and the cards and the memories! I love my nativities. I love the music. I love how I feel when I'm sitting in a dimmed room with just the Christmas lights on. I was working on my talk for Stake Conference last night, and I turned down all the 'regular' lights and curled up with my computer and the ambiance of the Christmas lights. Here's a tiny peak at some of our Christmas things.

Some of the greenery, lights and decorations that grace our railings.

The Advent Santa is something I made years ago. It's such a fun way to count down the days 'till Christmas.

Here's a close-up of the fireplace screen Don and I made. I saw this at a friend's house last year and asked permission to copy it. We took a picture, we blew it up, created our own pattern, cut the wood and painted away. I love it!

Our fireplace with the mantle garland, the holiday blocks and the new Christmas screen that Don and I made this year.