Thursday, December 21, 2006

December 22nd: Christmas Tour of my Home

Boo Mama is hosting the spectacular Christmas tour of Homes...and I've been wanting to participate but haven't found the time lately! Anyway, here it is...the long awaited tour. I hope you can sip a peppermint cocoa and take a moment to enter into my world for a minute or two. Make yourself at home!

First, before you enter our house, you'll be welcomed by a wreath hanging on the door.

When you enter, you'll see our Christmas tree. I am a fan of, white, red and green ornaments (with lots of doves and one that tops the tree) with white lights and white ribbon.

On the back of our front door is our Advent calendar which we enjoy adding to each day.

I wrote a post on December 1st about our Nativity Set...but in case you missed it, here it is again.

My voice/piano studio is decorated as well...I love this room. That's a good thing since I spend quite a bit of time in it!

Finally, our Advent wreath. It's one of my favorite decorations and a focal point for us as a family each year. I keep it on the dining room table so we can see it every time we eat together. I often light the middle candle...just because!

A few of my favorite things to do during the season:

  • Advent readings
  • Opening a new window on the Advent Calendar with Cody
  • Hearing Cody recite the Christmas Story
  • Baking and decorating Christmas cookies
  • Setting up the Nativity Scene (and hopefully adding to it each year!)
  • Making peanut clusters
  • Making my mom's sour cream coffee cake recipe (and this year, banana bread!)
  • Decorating the outside of the house
  • Reading all the Christmas cards/letters/pictures that arrive before Christmas
  • Reading Christmas books to Cody
  • Driving around and seeing lights
  • Drinking Starbuck's Peppermint Cocoa!
  • Playing Christmas music
  • Going to Christmas Eve services together ('tho we're usually singing in them!)

I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into our home and what we enjoy doing together as a family. May you be blessed!


jodi said...

Your home is beautiful. Thanks for the tour. I hope to add Advent readings to our traditions next year. I think the kids will really enjoy it! Merry Christmas!

Barbie said...

Such a pretty house you have:)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Beautiful and warm! Your home looks so inviting. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and hope to meet you in the coming new year!

Glass Half Full said...

I absolutely loved seeing your photos!!! Makes me feel like an at-home visitor.

Sarakastic said...

Thats one of the prettiest trees I've ever seen!