Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome to Our Home!

I thought it would fun to participate in the Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes! Doesn't it seem as though your home is so much cozier when it's decorated for the holidays!? Mine sure does! I love it! We keep the lights on all the time!

I love all of the pretty ornaments from Hobby Lobby. They are so colorful and fun. My most treasured of all though are the ones that Zachary makes for me!

I just love ornaments they are so much fun! I try to buy a few new ones every year!

I love decorating my mantle! Am thinking I may get some new things for next year!

Zachary's elf Marty Mistletoe arrives every year and kicks of the holiday by decorating his room! This year, he left him an LSU Santa hanging on his wall above his bed. He was soooo excited! He also decorated his dresser with some holiday fun!

I really want to get a Nativity Scene for next christmas. We have a small one in Zachary's room on his dresser. I use to have a big one but in all of our moves, it got broken. I think that will be on my New Year's to do list!! Buy one before next year!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your holiday is full of wonderful blessings!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Hard to believe that the Christmas Holiday is just around the corner! I'm trying really hard this year to teach my 4 year old what the real reason for the season is. As much fun as we have had talking about Santa and his elf, Marty Mistletoe that comes to visit him each year, I want him to know that the true meaning is all about our Saviour Jesus Christ. That he is the real reason for the season! I want him to know the true gift of giving and I so much want his heart to be a heart of love and forgiveness. I love this saying that I came across: "Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away,like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf...the good you do for others is good you do yourself."~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas,". I love this time of the year and we have started our decorating and it is so much fun! Thought I would share a few pics! We actually had SNOW this past weekend for the 2nd year in a row!! Seriously, a lot of you are probably wondering what the big deal is.... but for Louisiana that is quite RARE!!

Sending Christmas Blessings your way!