Our Home For the Holidays

Just thought I would share a few photos as the decorating gets finished up today. I actually really enjoyed decorating this year, which is not always the case. Think I will leave it up til March :)

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I LOVE my Christmas tree. When I saw this stand a few years ago I had to have it. The lit houses are all a part of the actual stand.  Since I was a little girl I have always had a train running around the tree. My set as a kid broke years ago and my mom made it tradition to buy the boys a train piece each year from this larger set sold at Dillards. They always were too big to really fit well under the old tree but not with this stand. I bought it in Vegas and I find it so funny how well it fits with our new Colorado home. It is Connors job to set the trains up every year.

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Funny story about that TV. Bob and I bought it before we got married. Yes, that sucker is 16 years old and heavy! When we moved into this new house, I had planned to put it in a guest bedroom but the living room had this awkwardly placed square for the TV. If you have looked for a TV in the last few years you know that you can’t buy squares anymore. They are all rectangle. So, our ‘antique’ tv somehow ended up plopped in there.

Both of the stocking were handmade for the boys.The sunflower pic is always there. I haven’t hung it yet because the plan is to stone that background soon and the pic is concrete so it is very heavy.

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Since Connor is responsible for the trains, Carter is responsible for the town. This year, Carter set all the houses in a straight line. I told him to spread them out and make it look like a neighborhood. He looked at me in a weird way and said “Mom, it does look like our neighborhood”. Smart kid! He then moved it to this. After his last comment I let him do it completely on his own!

Did you post pics of your holiday home? Leave me the link in the comments. I want to see!

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