Here is the outside of the house. Since we live in a townhouse without any big trees or bushes out front we don't have much to decorate. But given that we're only one of two houses with lights on our street I think we're doing alright.
Our entry way with our advent calendar hanging on the door. Hopefully we'll get more than just two Christmas cards this year!
The pass-through from the dining room into the kitchen.
Our dining room.
We actually put our Christmas tree in our dining room because it's really the one place we have room for it. Plus it's easier to keep Hunter away from it if it's not in the living room.
Here's the tree with the lights off. Yes I realize our angel is crooked. Unfortunately our new fake tree doesn't have a good top for the angel to sit on so she keeps leaning to one side or the other.
Instead of doing a tree with just certain types or colors of ornaments we decorate using ornaments we've collected or had since childhood. I personally prefer having a tree with meaningful ornaments that bring back great memories than a department store looking tree.
This is what it looks like from our dining room looking into the living room.
Some of my favorite ornaments this year.
I ordered this ornament from Annie and just love how sparkly it is.
We got this one last year as a gift when I was pregnant. Our little snowman family.
We also got this as gift last year in honor of buying our first home together.
I ordered this one in honor of Hunters first Christmas. This is one of his newborn photos.
Here is one of our floating shelves decorated with the JOY letters we spray painted. Glitter spray paint may be my new favorite thing.
Here is the other floating shelf with my new favorite Hunter Christmas photo.
I'm in love with the berry wreath we found at Michaels for 60% off. Kristian hung it using fishing line and a hook (of course) so it looks like it's floating.
We also spray painted the white NOEL letters with gold glitter spray paint. The angels on either side were my grandmothers.
The stocking on the right is the one I've had since I was a baby that my aunt made for me. When Kristian and I got married she made him the one on the left ( a camo boot) and then last year made the one for Hunter in the middle (in VA tech colors).
And here is the view from our kitchen. I just love all the lights. I always get sad when we take the decorations down and the house seems so dark again.
And here is my other FAVORITE Christmas photo of Hunter and Moxie inspecting the Christmas tree. Does it get much cuter than this??