As you might imagine, living in a two-bedroom townhome with three children can get a bit crowded. One of the main reasons we survive is because my parents so graciously store some of our junk at their place in Nebraska. While the system generally works pretty well as we swap outgrown clothing for new sizes when they visit, every once in a while we forget to reclaim our loot. Like Christmas.
As a result, we're a lot sparser on holiday decorations at the Wheeler household this season. Fortunately, we still have the essentials--a tiny Christmas tree and our Nativity. The nativity was a gift from Jason several years ago, and I love it. I look forward to setting it up all year long.
Our shortage of decorations has actually turned into a fun blessing as we've looked for new ways to add some homespun holiday cheer to our home. Today we decorated gingerbread mittens to hang on the staircase.
It's impossible to resist tasting when you're four.
A good friend joins in the frosting feast.