It's starting to feel like Christmas around here...
We let the kids talk us into going and getting a tree last night :)
They were so excited!
Even Dalton was prancing around the house dragging a string of beads.
Here are some of my favorite Christmas decorations:
Hand carved Nativity that I brought back from Brazil:
I don't know what to call these, but I love them!
My mom bought them for me, and we hang one on each side of our stockings.
This is new this year.
Brittany bought it for the kids.
Since we live in a small townhouse, without a fireplace, my kids were concerned that Santa wouldn't be able to get in. Brittany bought them this "magic Santa key" so that Santa can find a way in.
Believe in the Magic.
Everything about Christmas feels like magic.
I love it and I can't help but feel happy.
I ordered this stained glass star for Dalton last year for his "first Christmas ornament."
I am so in love with it.
I'm tempted to order a whole set and make it the theme of my tree.
But I'm a little torn because then Dalton's ornament wouldn't be "special".
I can't decide what to do...
Each of the kids get to hang up their own ornaments every year.
They love it!
Sometimes I wish I had a pretty tree, but it makes my kids so happy to decorate the tree themselves that I don't mind. So, it looks a little messy, a little bottom-heavy (they can't reach very high), and a little homemade, but I love it. Each ornament is a little memory and I love watching my kids relive each memory as they hang
My house smells like a mix of pine, scentsy, and boys.
I love when it starts to feel like Christmas!
What makes is start feeling like Christmas for you?