Our Untraditional Christmas

Jake and I have all of our Christmas decorations up now, thanks to getting our Christmas trees last night. We had tried to get a real tree like we normally do, but weren't able to find a good Christmas tree farm.....there isn't really anything like Church's down here in IN. So, we ended up getting three pencil trees and creating our Christmas tree corner. We bought matching ornaments and are really pleased with how it turned out. It is a huge step for me having such a different arrangement - you would understand if you grew up in a family where your dad sang "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof as the family mantra! Cole has his own tree in his room where we hung all of his ornaments. He is really into his "choo choo" ornaments and likes to point and talk to them. I've included some pics of our new home decorated for Christmas, to suit the request of family members who haven't been able to visit yet. First is our dining room with the front door and kitchen to the right. Amazingly enough, I haven't killed my poinsettia yet! Below that is the outside of our front door...in all of these pictures you lose the whole effect since it's daytime, but you can get the drift of what it all looks like! Then is our loft which is above the dining room....the stockings are hung and filled (Cole's is at least!). Next is my nativity scene that I just adore. I have friends down here who are jealous that I have the whole set.... thanks to Aunt Beth for starting us out with the main cast of characters and to Mom for finishing our set! To top it all off are our new trees. We like how simple they are and they cast such a warm glow in the evening, which again you're missing since I took the pictures in the daylight! So, that's our home....a thrilling post, I know. But I guess it gives you an idea of where we are every day!

4 comments:

~joanne said...

I'm too jealous of your COMPLETE nativity! I only have part! Looks lovely! Looks like you have lots of room to roam and for twin stuff...Oh my goodness double everything!

Rhonda said...

Your home looks beautiful and inviting! I enjoy my Willow Tree nativity set immensely, too. Our children are quite aware that it is NEVER to be touched by them. (they can break easily) By the way, your new lovely home - did you purchase or are you renting?

His Servant said...

I love the three tree idea. It looks great! You may have started a trend here and I am sure that the tree farmers would be happy to promote your idea!

Merry Christmas!

Megan said...

Thanks, everyone! Rhonda, our house is a rent-to-own, so in five years if it looks like we'll still be here, we have the option to buy and we get 10% of what we've paid in rent toward our down payment. However, it's not binding, so if we can't or don't want to buy, we don't have to either. It's been a great house! I have to tell you that I keep telling Cole not to touch the nativity but then I feel badly b/c he knows "Santa" and "snowman" but doesn't know Jesus....shouldn't the youth pastor's kid know Jesus? What is a mom to do??? =) Merry Christmas, everyone!

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