Tuesday, December 17, 2013

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The decorations are my favorite decorations ever. The house we live in can be difficult to make feel Christmas-y because it's so big, but this year I think I hit the nail on the head with the decorations. So I thought I would give you all a virtual tour since I am so proud of my accomplishment :)

My amazing father climbed on the roof to put the lights up on the peak, and my amazing dog "helped" me put the rest up. 

I made this wreath the day after all my finals. It was SO nice to make something with my hands instead of my brain. 

Because it is only my brother and I home for Christmas this year, I didn't get out very many of the nick-nacks, but this one I just couldn't leave in the box. (Can we please just go back to this time of my life?)

The very lonely ornament on the tiny, fake tree in my room.

This nativity scene was made by my Great-Grandma Straw. 

Aaaannnndddd...there are Christmas lights everywhere. Around the windows, strung up in the foyer and hallway, around the mirror in the bathroom, all over the basement...yeah. I may have a slight adiction to the pretty lights. 

Candles make me happy. They're just so cozy. 

The other night as I was watching a movie, I cut out a bunch of snowflakes and then hung them above the kitchen sink. It feels so festive! 

Does the fact that the candles are all different lengths bother anyone else, or is it just me?

I won't tell you what my brother claims these ornaments hanging in the window are, but I disagree with him. I think they look nice. So there, Matt. 

"Ho-ho-ho I should let the elves do this from now on."
"Who turned out the lights??"
"Ho-ho-ho good thing I only do this once a year!"
"Are these chimneys getting smaller, or am I getting fatter??"
"Ho-ho-ho I could use some help over here!"

Like I said, lights everywhere.

I have nothing better to say about this picture than this: aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. 

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