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Decking the Halls

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is when we decorate for Christmas in our matching Christmas jammies! Okay, so the tradition only started last year. But it’s something that we all were looking forward to as November came to a close. The best part is that all the pajamas I bought for the kids last year still fit them this year! I couldn’t find another set for Clementine so she gets to play the part of the cutest little Santa baby.

We don’t have a set day to set up our tree, but this year we decided to do it on the Monday before Thanksgiving. We set up our Pandora station and made sure the best Christmas album of all time (Hanson: Snowed In) was on it and then I pretty much let Don and the kids do all the work. I had plans to make another Christmas video like last year but I had a baby to snuggle. Don did make a vlog though! So I’m attaching it at the end of this post because I love it! I hope you watch it because Don works really hard and does such a great job with these videos.

These $3 bottle brush trees from Target!! Love them! I want to fill my house with bottle brush trees. I also love that darling baby!
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I’m not always the best at remembering to take pictures of the little details. But I love this tip toe picture–because one day soon, they won’t need to stand on window sills on their tippy toes to try to put ornaments on the tree.

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Kingston and Evangeline worked faithfully on the same little portion of the tree for the entire time.

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Surprisingly, our trouble making 1 year old has been leaving the tree alone for the most part! Not sure how we managed that.

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Notice all those ornaments where Kingston and Evangeline had been working. I’m claiming an artistic eye for both of them.

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This face melts me. She smiles a lot for us but when the camera comes out, she gives this look. It totally cracks me up.

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And this is pretty much how the tree looked by the time they were done. The chaos of the ornaments was totally stressing me out. So the next day I took down all the ornaments, (except a few gold ones) and decided that’s how we were keeping the tree until we could buy new ornaments. We had this same set since we first got married and I was ready for a change.

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BUT!! Then I saw a rainbow tree on instagram and decided to pull our ornaments back out to try my own version. I fell in love! It makes me so happy to see all the colors. I do think it needs more/different ornaments but this will definitely keep me smiling until we can purchase discounted ornaments after Christmas is over! Now I’m torn if I should go with my sophisticated and pretty color scheme (think golds, blush, white, mint, red) or if I should stick with this fun color scheme. Thoughts??

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And just for fun–our little real life Elf on the Shelf. #haterswillsayitsphotoshop

This is what happens to your elf on the shelf when you aren't watching Magic is real. #haterswillsayitsphotoshop #WHPmagic #darlingclementine

But for real, don’t go calling CPS. She was completely safe.

 

And here is the video for your viewing pleasure..Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply MG December 21, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I love the rainbow look! Were your kids sad that you took down their decorations? Our tree looks a bit of a fright but they do the whole thing basically. We’ve had to gradually move up ornaments as the 11 month old has taken them off.

    • Reply Jessica Roberts December 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you! The kids were not at all disappointed. They actually really love the rainbow look so I think that helped. In the future, I may give them their own tree to decorate. And I totally understand the dilemma with young ones. Our 1 year old has messed with the ornaments but not nearly as much as we expected!

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