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!