In the bathroom, the snowmen are on parade.
There is a pretty poinsettia in the living room. We'll see how long I can keep it alive. My house is not poinsettia friendly.
On the coffee table in the family (Santa) room is a Nativity pyramid whose candles we light on Christmas Eve, and a wooden Santa from the Kathe Wohlfahrt shop in Rothenburg, Germany. Tom's mother made the cone candle wreath many years ago.
Tom made the cone wreaths in the entry and in the family room much more recently.
This week we made a wreath for outside using greens collected from our yard.
It now hangs by the front door. We made one for Jill too.
And with all of the decorating done, and our annual Christmas field trip complete, (there will be photos posted sometime), I got started with my cookie baking. That will fill most of the week to come.
Right now we are at the cabin on Whidbey Island with Jill and the kids. We'll spend some time in Langley and watch the Sounders vs Toronto in the MLS Cup Saturday afternoon. Tom and I will return home Sunday morning.
Whether you go all out with decorating like we do, or just enjoy the simple pleasures, be sure to have fun in some way. 'Tis the season to be jolly!