I wanted to wish you all an early Merry Christmas!! I definitely haven’t been on my Christmas A game this year, that’s for sure! We didn’t get to do all the festive things I had planned, our tree died two weeks ago and our Christmas cards STILL haven’t been sent out yet! But all that being said i’m thankful for my family and all these fun (not so perfect) Christmas memories we’re still making 😉 Here are some shots i’ve been super behind on sharing from the last couple weeks….
Our Christmas tree (pre death) 😉
We decided to go with a real tree this year and loved it except that it only lasted two weeks. We also had to go buy new decorations because this tree was much bigger than our fake one and even with the new decorations we only had enough to cover the front of the tree. lol
We also went with LED lights this year and my hubby told me they were “blinding”. I see where Ava gets her dramatic side from. 😉 I thought they were pretty!
One thing I did get checked off the list was our family ornament from Shutterfly. YEAH! Each year I have one made and hope to pass the ornaments on to Ava when she has a home of her own one day!
The entryway table has been Christmatized! The hubs isn’t into colored lights at all (since when do the men have such an opinion about Christmas decor?! 😉 so this was the only place I could sneak them in!
I love these big vintage Edison style light bulbs I purchased from Target! They double as our Christmas card display using some mini clothes pins from Michaels.
Our Christmas mantel! I added some matching Smith and Hawken wooden rose ball ornaments and faux garland branches from Target this year!
How sweet is it that my mom made our stocking this year?!
Fun with the cousins! These little Snowflakes stickers are the best $2 i’ve spent!
A little Christmas cookie baking and dominating! Louie was hoping for some crumbs 😉
And if you follow me on instagram (@andeelayne) you know that our trip to see Santa was a bust! I had a feeling it was going to end in tears but Ava was SO excited to see Santa on a fire truck in a parade a few weeks ago I thought maybe she’d really enjoy it. We waited in line for an hour and once we were up close and personal she was definitely NOT a Santa fan. Ava wouldn’t even let me put her down. My girlfriend told me to get in the picture with her and so here we have our creepy Santa picture lol. I definitely will be waiting a few years before we try “meeting” Santa again!
I hope your Christmas festivities are turning out a little better than ours ;)) and I wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year!!!