It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'm am SO in the Christmas spirit this year you guys. The last 2 years haven't really felt like "Christmas". 2 years ago we spent Christmas in Florida with my in-laws, it was great being with them but wearing capris and taking walks on the beach didn't scream "Christmas" to me - but I'm totally NOT complaining about it! Then last year we had just moved into our a house a month before Christmas. Things were still in boxes, I didn't have all of our holiday decor out, I was nursing a baby all the time and I had a 20 month old to chase around. Needless to say the "Christmas spirit" wasn't around.

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{from top to bottom, left to right} Christmas sign: Hobby Lobby, Snowflakes: handmade from construction paper & twine Garland: TKMaxx (like TJMaxx in the states), Wood Christmas Tree: John Lewis(UK Department store)

 

This year Christmas is in FULL swing! I busted out all our holiday decor {which isn't a lot, mostly stuff from our wedding since it was in January with a snowflake theme} before Thanksgiving and told Jesse to put on the Christmas tunes. Those of you that know me personally know that this is BIG deal. I'm pretty well known as the grinch. No seriously. I am. Ba Humbug used to be my middle name. Terrible isn't it?! Well, goodbye to the grinch!

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Snowflake: wedding decor, Greenery: cut from our tree, Penguins: Hobby Lobby, Berries & Wire tree: Dollar Store

 

Christmas this year makes me SO happy!!!! I've always liked Christmas, but there's something about it this year. Maybe it's because C is older and I'm anticipating his theatrical excitement when he gets to open his presents? Or maybe it's because L is old enough to "get" what's going on instead of just laying there looking at the lights? Or maybe because this year my kids can help me clean up instead of me doing all the work! Whatever it is, I like it! I want Christmas to be like this EVERY year! And I'm taking bets it will be!

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So, I'm just a tad excited this year. I hope you enjoyed a little peak into our home!!

What are you most excited about for Christmas??

 

Michelle Parrott 
The Momma Bird
http://www.themommabird.com 

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