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I Love Christmas!!!

In case you didn't know... I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!! It's my favorite time of year. I would leave the decor up all year but most people frown on that unless you're a redneck in south Texas. And I may be that but given that Justin is from New York, he won't let me. So I settle for having it up from Thanksgiving to whenever Justin is sick of it and notices that it's almost February. ;)

I started accumulating this stuff when we first got married. I went to the dollar store and bought a few things to decorate our little apartment. It wasn't much, but it made a difference. Since then I've purchased things every year and now there's prolly too much! haha. 

Anyway, I wanted to show you a few pics beacuse I'm so proud. I recognize that pride isn't a good thing, but for this, I admit I am proud. :D 

Our tree is little but still beautiful. Justin said I can have a bigger one when we actually have Christmas Morning at our house. Sounds fair but it's still kinda lame.  

My favorite ornament! It was a wedding gift from my cousin I think. Don't you love that picture?! I do. :)

The mantle! I wish I knew how to make the stockings hang straight??? This year there's 4. One for me, one for Justin, One for Brody and one for baby!!

The table next to the tree. :) The drummers in the back ground belonged to Justin's Oma. 

This is my one full nativity. We got it in Alaska!! Isn't it so cute?! I love it. haha

This is technically a nativity although it's so little. But it makes me extra happy right now. In case you can't read it, it says "A baby changes everything." How true this is! For Justin and I it's obvious. A baby has been the center of our lives for a long time and now I guess even more so. But in the spirit of Christmas, The Christ Child really changed the world for the better and changes our lives daily if we let him. Neat little parallel, eh?

This is in the entry way and is my little village! Some of them are passed down from my mother and some are also Oma's. It's very special to have them. :)

This is Brody with my super fluffy Christmas blankie. I love it!

The only garland I have! This is one of those things I bought when we were first married. It prolly needs updating but for now, I love it. haha. 

This is our Penguin. Justin Majorly protested when we first got him cuz he was almost bigger than our apartment. But now he fits perfectly in the entry way. :D

This is the newest addition for this year!! I have ALWAYS wanted lights on my house and we finally got them!! Justin's Uncle Gene actually did it and they're permanently up there! YAY!!! Don't they look beautiful?! The wreath in the entry way is also Oma's. I love having her stuff to display at Christmas to remember her. :)

And here's the pretty tree through the front window!! I love having it there for everyone to see. :)



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