The time has come and the decorations are up :) Here's a sneak peak of what our home looks like during the Christmas season!
Here is our tree in all it's glory :) This sweet little tree was bought for me by my mommy 7 years ago...It has served me and now the Stout family very well! Every year we pull out the tree and say we need to get another one because it's loosing it's umph. Instead of buying another tree this year we just threw up another strand of lights and voila....it will live to see another day :) Underneath we have a Veggietales Nativity that my friend Laurie gave me a million years ago! Joey has already loved playing with it, and we are really talking up the story of Jesus' birth this year! Jo is a smart girl and she will repeat Jesus when you say it..so cute!!!
These are our stockings :) We don't have a mantle, so we just hang them in between the windows...Santa can still find them hanging on the wall right?!?
This is our stair rail wrapped in garland! The stockings are silver ware holders that my mom got for me from Crate and Barrel one year...we don't have too many fancy Christmas dinners at our house, so I just strapped them onto the garland :)
I got these bells from my Grandmother I believe! It is fun to hear them jingle as the door opens...makes me happy!!!
Here is our Christmas Card holder...just waiting for some cards :)
I collect Nutcrackers :) Here are some that live in our kitchen during Christmas!!
These are the Irish, German, and American Nutcrackers :) They represent us :)
This nutcracker is about 2 feet tall and is sitting at the top of our stairs. Joey says Hi and Bye to it every morning, afternoon, night....basically anytime we walk by him! She even gave him a kiss the other night :)
I just love Christmas! Not only for the festivities and the way our house looks, but because it is the celebration of the birth of our Savior!! He came to die for all who have sinned, meaning every one of us! AMAZING!!!!!!!! Tis the season....I hope everyone has a great holiday season!