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Sunday, November 27, 2016

It's beginning to look a *little bit* like Christmas.

Another Sunday, another sick family member...


Poor Sister is feeling pretty crummy today. Fever, body aches, coughing, sneezing...an exact match to what Brother and I had last week. 
Not awesome.

But, I'm grateful to be able to stay home with her and care for her, and that we have Netflix so she can lay down and rest while being entertained endlesssly =). It also allows me a little extra blogging time while we cuddle.


Over the weekend we decided to deck our halls!

David got our little tree set up...




It was Brother's turn to put the star on top this year...



The twins got to decorating...




We hung up the little handprint tree canvases we made last year...







Sister had made this picture sometime towards the end of the summer, and I saved it and picked up a cheapy little frame at IKEA for it.
I thought her little details were just too precious, and it would make for a lovely Christmas decoration...and it does!



Not to be left out ( =) ), Brother drew a Christmas tree all decorated, so of course I framed that up too because TWINS.

We also put out our lovely, hand-and-home made Nativity that our sweet homeschooling friends made for us last year...

 (Thanks Ali!! It's such a special piece to us and I LOVE having it on display this year!)


Our little frosted tree, and lighted snowman...



We have our stockings up, and Christmas lights all over the front room, so it's fairly festive here =).
It's nothing like Christmas at home, and I'm fighting the urge to miss my big totes full of fun family holiday decorations...this will be our last Christmas here in Kuwait, and that is special in it's own right.

My annual pic of my babies in front of the tree...






...they weren't really workin' with us when it came to big ol' smiles, but I suppose that's what I get for forcing staged pics each year!


Here's one from their first Christmas, because CUTENESS...



We ended the evening by introducing them to the movie "Home Alone"...


Classic.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely! Also, where did you get the star? Our tree is pretty much the same size as yours, but our star is a wee bit too big for it.
    Hope Abbs feels better soon!

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  2. Abbey's drawing of Santa and the reindeer is incredible. I'm glad you were able to save it and frame it. You might want to date it. And have her write her name on it, too. An artist signs their work. I like seeing Cadence's handwriting progress in her art signatures throughout the years. And I usually write how old the child was when they made it. Ineveditably Cadence (and myself) will look at an older piece and want to know how old she was when she made it. Adding her age saves me from having to do the math. Ha!
    Christmas in Kuwait. Yes, different for sure than our Oregon Zoo Lights and usual traditions but such memories your family is making. And it's warmer too.
    Did they like "Home Alone"? I was talking to Noah about introducing Cadence to the classic this year.
    Much love!

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    1. oh! Good tip!! I will have to add the date for sure! I did have her sign the back (I love your thought..."an artist signs their work" =) ) but did not date it... must do!

      Miss you! Love you!

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    2. Oh- and they love Home Alone! I waited until this year as I thought it might be too scary before now. It was a good age for them, they were not scared and they laughed a lot!! (so did i😆)

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