It was a good day to put up our Christmas decorations.

Jessica and Namine were just putting the finishing touches on cleaning Namine’s bedroom while I brought in the Christmas decorations from the garage. We may have played around with the decorations for a little while.

Naturally, we went from a clean living room — a rare creature in our house — to a cluttered one. It was a temporary but necessary one, though, as we have a lot of Christmas boxes.

Jessica had cleared off the back of the piano, so we put the Gingerbread Town and the Nativity figures in place.

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We replaced our tree this year. Being allergic to nature as we are (and that includes Namine), we’ve always used a fake tree. Unfortunately, our tree was looking more like the Charlie Brown tree than anything else, so it was time for a change. The tree we ended up getting is actually taller by half a foot, but it still fits nicely.

Last year, we put the tree over by the window. It was the best place for it, in a place where it wasn’t in the way and where it could still draw the eye.

But you remember what lives in that corner now, right? That’s right — Namine’s school nook! We can’t very well move that, and even if we could, where would we move it to? So we had to figure out a better place for the tree.

We settled on the corner that used to be home to our movies. Namine and I moved the movies inside the entertainment center, clearing the way for the tree.

Namine helped me decorate the tree as much as she could. I brought her bench out so she could reach a little higher.

Last but certainly not least, I held her up so she could put the angel on the tree.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
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  • I love those wreath pictures…gotta have some fun while you’re making a big festive mess! :) thanks for sharing!