Monday, November 30, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. . .

Yes, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the Lehman house. We were a little under motivated this years so we put up just a few Christmas decorations. But it still looks like Christmas.
OK---the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. (They were hung kind of a hurry!)
With the Christmas music blaring in the background the girls are finally in the mood to help. This is the kid's tree. Our children each receive 2 Christmas ornaments every year one from my mom and one from Matt's mom. You do the math 6 kids X 2 ornaments X 10 years (average)= yea that's right a lot of ornaments. We honestly have more ornaments that this tree can hold. (Which is about 4 totes) So I talked the kids into using these Santa ornaments I made one year and some icicles that I received from Grandma Marge when they moved the the Village. That way there was no fighting about which ornaments to put on the tree.

I don't want you to think just because I was mean by not letting them get out the 4 boxes of ornament and fight over which ones we would put out this year--that we did not have fun. See--fun is a state of mind. You can have fun if you put your mind to it. Example: here are Lauren and Lyndsi pretending to be unicorns? Speaking of fun--here is Lauren modeling the kid's Christmas tree skirt. Hey Lauren that goes under the tree!!
Well the job finally got done--the tree looks a little different this year but it is up, the lights are working and will be great for about the next 26 days.

Here is the tree in our living room. It is a little more formal. It is our star tree. All the ornaments are stars or have stars on them. Yes--nothing that fabulous and after 2 trips the hardware store to get lights that worked.

We are decorated for Christmas. All but the front door, which I hope to get that done today. So stay tuned. More exciting decorating from the Lehman's. (Ha ha)
Hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving.


Pam said...

looking good!!

Carol said...

It all looks great and I think you made a good decision. I love the santa tree.

steffenboysmom said...

I hear that your daughter officially HATES Christmas cards! hehe!

Can't wait to see what you came up with this year! You should be getting ours soon!