It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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Oh, we have had a fun weekend at our house!

Last night we decoated these cute little gingerbread men. Everyone in the family jumped in on this and we had such fun! I'm not sure I'll ever get all the colored sprinkles, etc swept up off my kitchen floor, but we had a blast all the same.




Today, we got up in the attic and got down all our Christmas decorations and have spent the afternoon getting them all put up around the house. Here's a few of our favorite spots in the house....


I absolutely love this nativity scene. It was a gift from my parents a year or two after Jeff and I were married.







These stockings are another one of my favorites that we put up each year. The two stockings on the left belong to Jeff and I. My mother made them and gave them to us the first Christmas after we were married. She also made the stockings for Josh and Abby and they received them the Christmas after their first birthdays.

If you noticed the 5th stocking in the picture of the mantle above, that belongs to this family member. This is Little Bit, a.k.a. "Bitty".



Merry Christmas decorating from our house to yours!




20 Thoughts Shared:

Peggy said...

Blessings Melanie...Bitty is precious! Your home & the FUN look FANTASTIC! Beautiful fireplace with stockings, yummy looking gingerbread, beautiful centerpiece & decorations but your Nativity Scene reminds me of the one my mom painted white every year in preparation for our outside manger scene & lights! Thank you for sharing your festive weekend & your itty Bitty!
May you & your family continue to enjoy this season drawing closer to Christ!

bp said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing your decorations and holiday fun with us. I love the stockings, how special that they were made for you.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful decorations and I love the gingerbread men!

Merry CHRISTmas to you...from our home to yours.

Beth E. said...

The gingerbread men look cute AND yummy! I enjoyed looking at your decorations. You have a beautiful home!

Marsha said...

I love the table centerpiece... actually, I love it all. Thanks for the inspiration. I've yet to pull a thing out of the attic. After just returning from Kenya on Tuesday, I'm a lacking in the motivation department.

Have a blessed weekend.

Tracy said...

Oh, it looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing this with us. Are the stockings for you and your hubby counted cross stitch?!? Wow. They are so very beautiful. Lil Bit is so cute!

The Baker's said...

Beautiful decorations. I especially like the gingerbread men, how yummy they look. How fun I am sure that it was to do that with your family and I love the stocking on the fireplace. I hope that you have Merry Christmas from my house to yours.

Named Alicia said...

Everything looks so pretty...even Bitty! We love decorating cookies. Hopefully today will be the day when we get our decorations out. We'll see how the day goes.

Take care my friend & have a great Sunday!

Debra said...

Melanie,

Everything looks precious! Thanks for sharing your special Christmas decorations with us.

Blessings to you!

Tricia said...

It all looks beautiful, and those cookies look delicious. I am ready to do something like that with my boys, I need to get on the ball!

Blessings!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

How wonderful! I l♥ve the pictures! Thanks for sharing! ♥ Hugs :)

Pia said...

it's been christmas in our house since october. but i didn't put much decors because of limited space. i just have my santa and reindeer as centerpiece. my hubby and i bought this a a year after we got married.

Michele Williams said...

It all looks beautiful! We put out some decorations the other day too. Our apartment is so small we can't have much. We have a little table top tree that already has lights and decorations. We gave the big tree to our daughter and family. It's a little strange not having all the decorations we used to have.Blessings to you...

Cheryl said...

Great pictures. Sounds like you guys made a lot of great memories!

I have that same exact stocking. Isn't that funny.

Now that you are all decorated, I've tagged you for a Christmas meme. If you want to play along, come on over.

Cheryl

Joan said...

Bitty is too cute. I just love Christmas decorations. Your nativity is beautiful. Blessings

Joyfull said...

What a great post to put us in the Christmas mood. Your decorations are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. The cookies look delicious and Bitty is just too cute! Merry Christmas.

Amanda said...

What pretty decorations! And I am sure you created some great family memories with those cookies! They look nummy!

God bless-
Amanda

Laurie Ann said...

It's all so beautiful! I am sure you had a wonderful time decorating!

Toia said...

Oh how sweet....

Love the decor and the pictures!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sab said...

That is so cute! I love the stockings! I made one for me and my hubby, and am planning on making one for my lil girl this year as it's her first Christmas.