Christmas Tour of Homes

Welcome to the Christmas Tour of Homes!

BooMama has requested the following:

1) pictures of your tree
2) pictures of a particular collection that you  love
3) pictures of your favorite nativity scene
4) pictures of your front  door and
5) pictures of your outside decorations if you’d like to share  them
6) favorite quick and easy holiday recipe along with the  pictures

So here goes! Hopefully it’s okay if I deviate slightly from the order listed above.

Welcome to our home, all decorated for Christmas! 

our home decorated for christmas

Here is our tree, conveniently located in the living room this year, far away from chubby little inquisitive toddler hands. As I shared in a previous post, many of our ornaments were handmade by Hubby’s dad. In fact, this is his 30th year making ornaments! Someday I hope to have a glamorous tree, all trimmed with fancy ribbon and sophisticated coordinating ornaments. But for now, we have a children’s tree with lots of colorful wooden ornaments that all have special meaning. All it’s lacking is the cranberry garland I usually drape around it, but we got a ginormous tree this year, and I didn’t have  enough so we left it off altogether.

christmas tree 2006 - 1

This is my favorite collection, my  Christmas in the City village.

christmas village - 1

Let’s see, what else? Oh, yes, the nativity. I don’t have a decorative nativity set. Hubby’s mom actually collects nativities, and I just figure she has enough for the whole family.

But I do have this little toy nativity, where the figures are actually finger puppets. And they all store in the stable, that velcros shut. Very cute, and the kids love to pretend the Christmas story with this toy. It looks like we’re missing Mary and Joseph, though. Hmmm.

nativity

Finally, a recipe and a picture. This Peanut Butter Balls recipe is by far and away my favorite holiday recipe.

peanut butter balls

After all, I do have quite a weekend ahead of me! If you’re in the area, be  sure to stop on by around 10:30 on Saturday morning for some brunchy-yummies!

Take care, and have a Merry Christmas!!!