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Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas is over

I've been a little awol this week ...


My allergies have gotten the best of me.  But we had a lovely Christmas (although exhausting!). 


We started Christmas morning with a simple and casual breakfast (eggs, sausage, fried potatoes) ...



Our stockings were full - I made paper chains with things that I love about each family member (even the dog).


None of our stockings match and a few have many holes. I have thought about replacing them  but my kids won't let me and honestly I am okay with that. I like that they are sentimental about their stockings. I really love the stocking for our newest addition to our family.



She thoroughly enjoyed her first Christmas. I sure hope someone else took good photos because I didn't!

We had a full house for a week which was wonderful but now everyone is gone ... and I have started the daunting task of packing up Christmas. Honestly, it shouldn't be daunting because I didn't use much of my Christmas decor this year but I am re-organizing all of it so that it is easier to find what I want next year.




I bought this system from The Container Store - I am hoping it will make next year's unpacking and packing easier. I love that I can see each ornament quickly, everything is uniform and I don't have to unwrap (and then re-wrap) tons of tissue paper to get to the ornaments (my old system). 



For more tips about packing away Christmas, check out my post from last year! Have you started putting your stuff away yet? Isn't it awful how bare your house looks at first?

3 comments:

17 Perth said...

I hope you are feeling better! My allergies have been acting up too. Looks like Christmas was great...and I can understand where your kids are coming from..haha. I won't let my mom change ours either. She has had them since I was 7 or 8. :)

Prizler Photography said...

Oh my gosh, I would need a house full of those containers, but I'm LOVIN' THEM!! Daunting how many ornaments I have.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Sherri! Just catching up on some reading. I loved the tangerine and pink! And your granddaughter is just beautiful!! Have a wonderful New Year.