Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Hallelujah!!

Did you hear the angels singing? I thought so. And you knew, right? That my decorating must be done?!

And since I made you look at the mess that was the before pictures, here's the finished product.



Family room tree. This one has all the kid's ornaments from over the years and also my star collection. And if you squint, you can see the Angel Moroni at the top - who I know should be facing east, but is facing more of a southwesterly direction.




The kid's favorite, and the bane of my existance... the snowing tree. Yes it has a blower that sends the little styrofoam pellets up the pipe and blows them out the top for continual snowage. I actually really like the sound - it sounds like real snow falling. But the mess can be atrocious.



Entryway tree. This has all my autumn decorations on it. It's way more gold and autumn colored in real life. Next to it you can see gold, frankincense and myrrh and our giving manger. When you do something secretly nice for someone else, you get to put some hay in the manger to make a softer bed for the baby Jesus on Christmas day.





This is my favorite thing. 21 pictures of Santa and my kids - one for each year. I put them up along with my collection of Santa's and I love it. It looks cluttered, but who couldn't love pictures like this one from 2000?



Anyway it's done for this year. Now I just need some hot chocolate and some snow!

21 comments:

kristi said...

yea! It looks fabulous!!! Let the holidays officially begin now!

Yvonne said...

Everything looks beautiful. I'm glad I'm not alone in putting up more than one tree ; ) I love the idea of Christmas pictures for each year--I may have to try and figure out a way to do that (hope you don't mind).

So glad you posted the finished product--enjoy the hot chocolate. You deserve it!!!

Hope4Hannah said...

i was drinking hot chocolate when i read this!! I LOVE it! and cant wait to get home!! I miss all those trees! I would put up a picture of the tree i have here up, but its kind of small.. and pathetic. haha I love you!

"Vern" said...

hey, I hear there's a woman across town in need of the Christmas spirit - wanna come over and help me now that you're done?

Melissa said...

Girl - you are awesome! Your trees are beautiful and I love the Santa pictures! I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to have a tree that blew little styrofoam snow all over... I can see how that would be a huge mess!

Kimberly said...

Amazing! My favourite is the entryway tree...that's my kind of decor! We did the hay in the manger when I was growing up and I plan on doing it with our kids too. =)

kristen said...

Way cute!! Love all the trees. And the one that blows snow? How fun is that? But I'm sure it's a mess.

Janell said...

Your trees are lovely! I also really like your idea with the annual Santa pictures, and it doesn't look too cluttered to me!

Sue said...

So festive!

Sheyenne said...

Okay, what does snow falling sound like? I grew up in Montana and never knew snow falling had a sound! :D I love your Santa pictures idea. I think next year I'm going to steal that one for myself. I've got them all gathering dust in a box somewhere, but that is a GREAT idea!

Corrine said...

I love all the trees! I want styrofoam blowing trees! Though tonight I looked behind the tree to find lollypop wrappers...kind of snow!

Baby J said...

It looks Beautiful! haha I personally love the picture. Great Christmas trees. You Literally put up everyone of those pictures??

Two Princess Girls said...

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Two Princess Girls said...

It looks beautiful! Great job!

Nancy Face said...

I love love LOVE your decorations! My favorite tree is the one in the family room! Where in the world did you get an Angel Moroni? I WANT ONE SO MUCH! Please tell? :)

Heather said...

WOW. WOW. WOW. My MIL also has the angel moroni.

Tonya said...

Looks wonderful. It's always worth all the fuss when it's all done.

I love all the pictures of the kids, that's the best part of all your decorations. You just can't buy those kinds of memories.

Caroline said...

That's so fun! And it looks beautiful!

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

aww randi, the family portrait next to the tree is totally adorable!

No Cool Story said...

I love all your decorations and your wall color and your family picture and all your very many trees and everything.
Will you come to my house and make pretty too?

Un2Him I Live said...

Wow! So glad to meet another one who believes one tree is never enough! Your trees are beautiful!
I typically put up 4-5 trees, A Jesus Tree, in His honor, A Snowman Tree, A Woodland Tree, A Toyland Tree, and a Fiber Optic tree with all blown glass ornaments on it! This year I broke my wrist so only three trees went up, because some dear friends came over to put them up for me!
I'd love a snowblower in my Snowman Tree, did you make it or buy it?
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas Blessings to you and your family! Thanks for sharing!
Sharon