I love Christmas. I always have. Partly because my birthday is on Christmas day which made it pretty much the best day of the year when I was a kid... and partly because I think the whole Jesus coming to earth as a baby thing is really cool.
I usually make myself wait until Dec. 1st to decorate for Christmas but this year I decided we could start early. Olivia has been asking to decorate for a few weeks now and I figured why not?
So here is what our living room looked like when we started...
(notice Olivia sitting on the couch trying to wait patiently for the decorating to commence)
Owen found the Santa hat that he adores and promptly put it on his head... it kind of looks like he has a furry halo or something :)
He tried to make daddy wear a Santa hat as well but it didn't really fit Doug too well.
Olivia put her Santa dress on and Grandma came over and we got to work decorating.
We drank hot chocolate and watched Christmas movies and messed up my very clean living room and generally had a lovely time.
It makes me happy to have Christmas decorations up. It just seems right. Decorations make the piles of snow and freezing cold weather outside feel a little less brutal!
(it is -13 degrees Celsius - or 8 degrees Fahrenheit - here today... brrrrr)
SO what about you? Have you started decorating yet? Do you love Christmas too or is it all a bah humbug to you?
35 days 'til Christmas :)