We got a slightly bigger tree this year. When we got it home, it wouldn't fit in our old tree stand.
A new industrial-sized one was required. Steve had to use a sledge hammer to get it into the tree trunk.
(Tree skirt is new this year, from Pottery Barn)
I bought the NOEL stocking holders years ago from Pottery Barn.
At the time, we only had Olivia. I couldn't imagine us having more kids than hangers. When Grant came along, I bought a cheapo snowflake from Target. I wish I'd have thought ahead and bought the PEACE set instead!
It looks so pretty at night!
The staircase garland was my big addition to our decor this year. It took several attempts to get it to look like I wanted, but in the end, I love it!
I was so excited to unpack my nativity this year. Last year was the first year we had it, and I had to pack it up before I was ready when we decided to put our house on the market last January. I walk by this dozens of times a day, and just love it!
Our family room mantle is huge. Everything appears dwarfed on it.
But I love it all the same. It was the first nativity I bought after we got married. In spite of its simplicity, I just adore it, and it will always be special to me.
Steve was in charge of the yard. The pictures don't do it justice.