The halls are decked and I'm relieved!
Brad and I are both weird about putting Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving so we waited not knowing whether or not Shelby would arrive before we got our tree up.
(actually, I was more concerned with it then he was)
Anyway, everything is up.
I didn't do as much as I generally do because I know we have to tear it all down after Shelby is here and I'm not sure how much energy we're going to have.
The main thing is - I didn't use real greenery in the house this year.
I'm not missing it.
It's a mess and a pain.
Speaking of pain.
My ankles and legs were hurting in the process of decorating.
If it wasn't for my Mom all of this would have NEVER happened.
I did a lot of sitting and laying in between helping.
I truly...can't thank her enough!
I told Brad last night that it would have never happened if it wasn't for her.
He said he would have made sure the tree got up but it wouldn't have been as fancy as she helped make it.
This is the first year we don't have a bow as a topper.
I bought a lot of stuff after Christmas last year on sale.
Including the gold fleur de lis ribbon.
The mantle is a mixture of a whole lot of stuff.
Including a new stocking for Miss Shelby.
I eventually want to get monogrammed stockings for all of us but have decided to wait until after Christmas when everything is on sale.
Collection of Santa cut-outs handmade by my MIL.
Dining room table.
I wish my camera took better pictures.
And, the lighting isn't great so you can't get the real effect.
Aside from our outside decorations that's the tour!
Do you have your halls decked yet?