Make yourself at home!
The two dolls on the piano are special. They belonged to my precious Aunt Faye.
I am blessed with several nativity sets but this one is one of my favorites. It belonged to my granny. Every year she would make a special snowball cake, place the nativity on top, light a candle, and then we would all sing happy birthday to Jesus.
My mom now makes Granny's special cake and we get to sing together with my daughters. I look forward to this tradition every year. My Granny would be so thrilled!
Here is the heart of our home, our kitchen:
My mom made this beautiful Christmas quilt. She is amazing!
And our Texas style family room:
Thanks to some amazing garlandy advice from Nester,
I now have full garlands on my mantle too.Oh, how I love the sights and sounds of a roaring fire in the fireplace!
Here is our family tree. It is so hard to take good photos of your tree, isn't it?
We find a new ornament for our daughters every year. The ornaments don't match, but there is a story behind each and every one. I think the red ribbon is fabulous. My parents found it at First Monday in Canton, Texas.
We have non-traditional ornaments on our tree too. I saved a few pairs of baby shoes that I like to put on the tree.
And of, course, these Baylor Bear socks.
Melanie, if you happen to stop by, I am posting this picture in your honor...sic 'em bears!
Whew! I think that is all for now. You don't know how much your visit to my blog blesses me. May each one of you have a blessed Christmas filled with love overflowing for the One in whom we celebrate. Jesus is absolutely the BEST gift ever. What a joy to be called His child!