|The coffee table in the den is cute little snowmen.|
|My kitchen table is all snowmen decor too. They make me giggle.|
|I hated putting away all this darlingness.|
|Dessert buffet. I forgot to take pictures after we had all the brownies, cookies, cream puffs and cupcakes on these platters. bad me.|
|Drink station at the holiday parties. We have sodas and lemonade sparkling cider and all kinds of yummy things.|
|My light up snowman wall hanging I keep up all January. My little grandson loves looking at it.|
|I love this little snowman above on the left. He changes colors from green, to red, to blue. It's fun to watch him when it is dark in the entry hall. He gets to stay all January.|
|I have pictures in cute holiday frames I only put out for one month a year. I hate putting this one away, it is so cute of my oldest son and his little family.|
|Some more guest tables I had set up. I had cute Santa chairbacks for this card table. The little kids all wanted to sit here in the Santa chairs, even though I had 2 little kiddie tables! lol.|
|Advent Tree filled with gingerbread man lollypops for each day of the month leading up to Christmas.|
|Here's the gingerbread houses and the cute, kid's table.|
|The only nativity I put out anymore is the unbreakable one. If I put out any of my others, somebody loses a head or a leg. This year it was a wise man. Too bad I wasn't the wise woman who left him back in one of the Christmas bins.|
|It is so easy for me to forget the reason for the season. Here is another unbreakable nativity my son Devin brought me back from Armenia, where he served a mission.|
I have tried hosting parties for family and friends always hoping that everybody has a good time; but I've learned that some people won't have a good time no matter what you do, and that isn't your fault. You just try to enjoy yourself and hope that everybody else does the same. But it is kind of out of your control.
|And I have good memories of My daughter playing Christmas carols and us all singing along with her.|
|Another dinner party table set up. This one has Santa placemats and gingerbread-men salt shakers and candleburner.|
|All these end tables will go back to being just blah looking after taking down Christmas is done. Sniff.|
|My cute kitchen counter. I will miss the bright and happy Santa stuff.|
|And I will think back fondly on having The extended family doing the nativity and Christmas caroling together with them.|
|Great Grandpa and great grandson enjoying a photo op (NOT) ... and there are TWO WHOLE generations in between! Someday this photo will be even more precious to me than it already is.|
|Cousins enjoying their matching bigwheel trikes. There was a third cousin missing this day. But someday they'll all be together again riding them.|
|And I won't soon forget the Monday night we all went to Hogle Zoo for Zoolights with the entire family. It will be one of my favorite memories this holiday season. And those are the things I will think on, as I am taking down Christmas.|
Putting up January....snowflakes and snowmen.
Not quite as cute as all the Christmas pizzaz......