After all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and the week leading up, it was nice to just spend some time at home relaxing this weekend. I am so happy that I managed to deck our halls last week, so that we could just sit back and admire this weekend :-)
Here is our lovely dining room tree (that houses all of our breakable ornaments up top so they are out of reach from tiny hands :)...
Last year I was able to score a bunch of different clearance wreaths that I have hung in all our windows this year. I think they are such a cute and simple touch. All you need is some ribbon.
And here is our cozy little family room tree...the one Santa visits :-)
I have my red and white polka dot Reisenthel out to collect all the Christmas books our little Elf brings each night :-)
Speaking of which...we did have some excitement this weekend. Our Elf on the Shelf arrived!!!
Addie was very excited to see him, but Blake didn't know what the hell was going on.
It only took us a few minutes to break Santa's first rule of NO TOUCHING!!!
So now our Elf hangs out in especially high places :-)
I guess I shouldn't say that Blake doesn't know what's going on, because in all honesty...he was the one that named our Elf this year. His name is "Toodles", short for "Oh Toodles", since that's Blake's favorite thing to say each morning when we watch Mickey :-)
So Toodles the Elf is here to stay!! At least until Christmas Eve. And as long as the kiddies behave, he will bring them a new book each night. That's my favorite part of the whole tradition :-)
So...how was everyone else's Thanksgiving weekend?? Does everyone have their tree(s) up? I am so excited that it is FINALLY Christmas season!!!