Deck the Halls.

I had a LOT of fun decorating for Christmas this year. We have a new home, the first house we've ever lived in, and it feels really special to be able to make this space completely our own. Before Thanksgiving, I spent a lot of time getting our trees (yes - we got two!!) up and decorated, getting presents wrapped, and hanging the stockings. There is something a little bit magical about "decking the halls" for Christmas, isn't there? You've got to have a hot beverage to return to over and over again, while you assess the progress of your work. And you've got to have Amy Grant Christmas songs in the background, because, I don't know. I just always have. Thanks for programming me, Mom. And you've got to have that wriggly little toddler clobbering around, ready to tear into the presents at any moment, because he just makes it all the more exciting. We had to let him open at least ONE. Because we are the parents. And we get to make that call :)

 Shhhhhh! Stevie doesn't know that the stockings actually have gifts in them yet :)

Shhhhhh! Stevie doesn't know that the stockings actually have gifts in them yet :)

 Little target finds. Aren't they the cutest?

Little target finds. Aren't they the cutest?

 I might have made them kiss.

I might have made them kiss.

 Thanks to my sister Rachel for taking these pics. And fishtailing my hair. She's so talented.

Thanks to my sister Rachel for taking these pics. And fishtailing my hair. She's so talented.

 Present time!

Present time!

 He loves Elmo these days!

He loves Elmo these days!

 // Woodland Stockings -  Pottery Barn Kids  // Ornaments - Mostly Target // Tree Topper -  The Nest  // Hand-Lettered Print (Bottom Left) -  Jenny Highsmith  //

// Woodland Stockings - Pottery Barn Kids // Ornaments - Mostly Target // Tree Topper - The Nest // Hand-Lettered Print (Bottom Left) - Jenny Highsmith //

I hope your Christmas decorating is going merrily! We might do a little more on the outside of the house. Having Stevie climb up on the roof makes me nervous, but a few lights in the bushes couldn't be all that bad :)

Merry Christmas friends! Have fun decking your halls!

P.S. - A Christmas giveaway you don't want to miss.