THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Slowly but Surely.......

I'm inching out my Christmas stuff. I told myself I would wait until after Thanksgiving but I have failed. My Christmas spirit has taken over and I have given in to the urge to cover my house in lights, garland, nativity scenes, santas, snowmans,trees and ornaments. Shay has been telling me all week that it is too early but then he went to work and left Mary Selwyn and I at home alone to dig out as many decorations as we could.

I started small. First all I did was rearrange my couch with three decorative Christmas pillows. The next day I got a little braver. So far my foyer and my dining room are decked out. Today we put up our fake tree in front of the window in our dinning room for the neighborhood to see. I wrap a ribbon around this tree and display as many Christmas cards as possible in it's branches, an idea that I am pretty sure I copied from Dona Stickler, there is never quite enough room. For breakfast this morning we even ate on some santa plates.

Mary Selwyn is loving my decorations so far.....she has no idea what is in store for her. I have a lot, and I mean a lot of Christmas decorations thanks to my Grandmother. Every year she goes to the after Christmas sales and sends me home with a whole new load of decorations by New Year's. Drives Shay crazy because we already have so much, but my motto is you can never have enough Christmas decorations. Anyway, MSN got so excited when I plugged my Christmas village buildings in and they lit up. The lights on the tree get several "OOOOOOOOHHHHHSSS" every time she walks in the room. So far she has followed directions with the whole look don't touch but I'm sure that will change when we get our real tree and fill it with ornaments. Still to come is my nativity scene and lighted garland that covers my kitchen and some of the dining room.

I know it is early but I will be out of town for a whole week starting Wednesday and I didn't want to wait a whole week after Thanksgiving to decorate. My plan is to get it all up by the time we leave Wednesday so that when we return it will be a Christmas wonderland at the Nichols house. I must say I feel very cozy posting my blog by nothing but the light of my Christmas tree. Here are some pictures that we took today, a very failed attempt at Christmas cards but it was just a trial run. We will get some great ones next weekend out at Meme and Papa's house.

P.S. I have always loved Christmas but I must say that it gets way more exciting when you have children. Oh and I just thought last year was fun, this year it is even more fun now that she is older. I look forward to it getting better and better with every year, especially when she is old enough to really understand the true meaning.


6 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

Yes Yes Yes! I love Christmas. Go for it Denise!

Rachel said...

ALL of our Christmas stuff is up too...I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Love you and that sweet little red head of yours...and Shay...I guess :)

Jenny said...

I love Christmas too...we are starting ours this week too! I love her dress!! that is so sweet!!

Margaret said...

Those are the sweetest pictures of Mary Selwyn! Just precious! And I LOVE that your Christmas stuff is up! I have been listening to Christmas music for over a week now!

Kristen said...

Cheater Cheater...putting your stuff out early!!! LOVE the green dress on MSN and LOVE the red bow in her hair...PRECIOUS!!! Have a great Thanksgiving! We'll be missing y'all!

Mitzi said...

That is a great a dress on her!! Go for it all - I started tonight as I cleaned up from Thanksgiving.