Monday, December 22, 2008
Since we just arrived back to SA, we are just now decorating for the holidays. The kids love the fun of putting up the Christmas tree, hanging the ornaments (usually clustered in the same spot), and making a gingerbread house. It's all a bit different this year but still just as fun.
This is the first year we've had a fake tree! The beautiful pine scent has been replaced by plastic fumes. The kids didn't seem to mind though and were eager to make it special. Joshua's favorite is always putting the ornament up top. This year's pick - a star!
No need to sit by the fire and warm up to a hot cocoa. We were sweating by the end of this decorating!
My favorite ornament. Stop laughing, my friends. It is highly missed over here so we had to have some kind of reminder! Those red holiday cups filled with the Christmas drinks. Ahhh...
Every year we make a gingerbread house. I contemplated buying one and bringing it back with me. But then I thought, "No, I will be ambitious and make my own!" I found a recipe here. It was my first time and after decorating on it for a while, it all came tumbling down. I think next year I'll opt to just buy one. It's not like we ever eat it anyway.
So I'm sure most of you have had your decorations up for several weeks now but thanks for sharing in my joy as we decorate and prepare for our first Christmas celebrated in our home.