It’s the Holiday Season

After all the pictures of my messy house in pre-home visit haphazardness, I decided to let you see a glimpse of our Christmas house decor now that things are put straight and purty.

Jesus and his posse are on the piano this year.  There is far more room in the stable now, because there was no room in the inn.

My favorite part of getting ready for Jesus’ birthday is getting out all of our ornaments and reminiscing of those who gave them to us, or where we purchased them.  When we go on vacations, we try to remember to buy and ornament for the tree.  This is our first year where we’ll have two trees, but the real one that will inevitably drop pine needles in my shag carpet is not being purchased until Dec. 19th, the day after Rick and I get home.  So the fake Jenny Craig blue and silver tree is up and shining, but the remainder of the not blue and silver ornaments are still in their boxes.

My second favorite part of getting ready is finding the on-sale decorations that I bought last year.  I never remember them!  It’s like opening surprise Christmas presents to myself.  This year was no exception.  I found these silver balls and pinecones in their packages… all ready for the silver snowman basket.  So cute… and there’s mirrored disco balls too.  Perfect for the Crosby Christmas Dance-Off.

Because the Nativity scene took over the piano top, the Christmas village moved to the entry table… and of course, any pilot’s Christmas village has a hangar and an airplane or two.  Duh!

Here’s the love birds that are sitting behind the lit archway… it’s so cute.  He’s playing his accordion and singing to her…. probably “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

All we need is a roaring fireplace, some hot cocoa with marshmallows and some snow outside.  Well, one out of three ain’t bad.

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7 Responses to “It’s the Holiday Season”

  1. morethananelectrician Says:

    Since my mission after Christmas is immediately packing up. my wife doesn’t get to the after Christmas sales until after the stuff is packed up. This leads to the annual Thanksgiving battle of “where-I-put-the-stuff-she bought-ON-SALE-even-though-I-never-touched-any-of it argument” every year.

  2. rixgal Says:

    You guys have so much fun at your house! You know she’s right, even if she’s not, ……right?

    • morethananelectrician Says:

      Maybe I should write a book ;)

      • rixgal Says:

        You TOTALLY should! You have more “out of the ordinary” stories than most folks. Just start writing! I loved your stores from Germany with the scary litle Oriental man. OH! And the story of the candies and the bet and the sores in your mouth. THAT was a good one. Just do it.

  3. Gramps and Gram Says:

    Beautiful decorations and hooray for Rick and the airplanes. The one in front looks to me like a Stinson Gullwing with radial engine. Had my second airplane ride in one like that.

  4. rixgal Says:

    Gramps, Rick here, you’re right about the Stinson. One of the first framed pictures I acquired after our wedding was a picture of a Stinson on floats flying over a lake. I still drool when I think of it! I got my float rating during flight school but have never used it since…some day…

  5. Star Forbis Says:

    Beautiful! Love it.

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