as roman would say..."we are really in the spirit! we even put lights on the very top of the house and we made a gingerbread village, not just a house!"
clark, audrey and rusty up on the roof getting the lights juuuuuust right.
of course, we have to have the kids' trees up asap...
our elf, shoshee, made her debut the day after thanksgiving, and we were prepared! we bought her a new hat, scarf and socks to keep her warm during all her trips back up to the north pole.
this twinkly light snow is about the closest thing to the white stuff that we will see down here in SC!
this is the 3rd year with my favorite fluffy wreath and i actually was brave enough to put it outside this year. i don't want it to get dirty and ruined, but it looks so purty outside on the black door.
one night, santa rode through the neighborhood on the back of the fire truck. we love it when he visits!
and look at our little friend for guido... he's the snowy version of our four legged friend.
peekaboo! we love our inflatable friends.
time for hot cocoa and decorating the tree!
the kids loved getting up on the stepladder to place their favorite ornaments up high.
and once it was all decorated, i couldn't wait to have my cocoa and curl up with my buddy to enjoy the glow...
the boys decorated the golf cart so that they could be in the parade with roman's soccer team. isn't it festive?
once they were finished the route, roman got to come hang with his cousins and watch the rest of the parade.
this year, we decided to make our gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and leftover halloween candy. we had enough crackers to make a little village and the kids enjoyed making trees out of ice cream cones too. so fun!
i hope you are in the spirit too!