Here is our home all dressed up for Christmas!
Every year when I lug the millions (seems like) of H E A V Y Christmas totes out of the attic, I swear that I'm going to get rid of half of our stuff and simplify.
Then I start digging into all the boxes and find our things that have so much sentimental value. Like the teddy bear nativity that was the first Christmas decoration I ever bought as an adult and the cute Little People Nativity that my kids love to play with year after year. We would be so sad to not push that angel down every time we walk by and hear Away in a Manger.
As I pull out each ornament my kids have chosen over the years the memories come crashing back. I think of the first season my son played soccer, our first trip to the Grand Old Opry here in Tennessee and my daughter's love of dance.
And then the kids get in on the action and find their favorite things, like this Christmas blanket now named "Comfy." How could I possibly get rid of that?
As I find perfect little spots to display our Christmas treasures, I smile and remember the magic of Christmas.
The joy that can be found in seeing something spruced up for Christmas and the fun I have doing the sprucing!!
As we (fight to) put up a number to count down the days until Christmas day I remember that it is worth it!
I love Christmas!!