After dinner we pulled out the Christmas 'pa-jammies' as Jake calls them and watched a Christmas movie! Definitely the beginning of a tradition right there.
Our weekend was blissfully low-key. After a week of traveling, we didn't want to do a single thing...except haul out Christmas decorations. ;) Deric was so kind to pull everything out of the garage, fluff the tree and string the lights! I love Christmas, but those are all my least favorite parts. He's a good man.
There's one random hook on the underside of the mantle and Jake took it upon himself to hang up all our stockings. ;)
Decorating his little tree! He likes to use the ornaments from Deric's childhood.
And meanwhile, Reid was content to chew on the camel from the nativity.
Jake was given this Mickey Mouse scene last year from Deric's parents.
The best nightlight! I'll turn on these lights even when the boys aren't in their room. :)
Its so peaceful to turn on the tree lights and play Christmas music while the boys and I play in the living room. Even when we're dealing with root canals (me), ear infections (both boys) and then pneumonia (Jake, today), the lights and music are a calming backdrop and more importantly, a reminder of the hope Jesus' birth brought us so long ago that I can still hold on to when life is a bit stressful.