I got my house decorated (well, the upstairs anyway - we are still renovating the basement). I actually shouldn't say "I" got it decorated. Most of the work was done by my sister-in-law to be, Brittany. I really don't feel well when I get too busy so, Brittany grabbed the bull by the horns on Sunday. For the most part, I sat on the couch, drank hot chocolate and directed traffic :-)

Calder was VERY excited about the decorations and was quite the little helper, pulling item after item out of the Christmas tubs. As Calder pulled each item out, he would immediately comment, "Look at this one, Mom!" He would then stack each item on top of each other on the rocking chair! From one pile to another! Calder actually did a terrific job of hauling different Christmas ornaments to various areas of our house. I definitely made note of his enthusiasm. I am sure there will come a time when he complains, "Do I have to help?"!

We also had Brittany take our annual Christmas photo for us on Sunday. The hoarfrost was stunning and I am thrilled at how the pictures turned out. Here are a few of the outtakes. You will have to wait to see our official 2012 Christmas photo!


  1. Oh man, now I want to decorate! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    Can't WAIT to see THE Christmas photo! :)

  2. Lovely pictures! I love the heavy frost:)


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