10 December 2009

christmas with mcphees

first we'll make snow angels for two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, & then we'll snuggle {Buddy the Elf}: mr. mcphee & i set up our tree on nov. 30th {but i haven't been the best blogger as of late} & it is beautiful! i love my christmas tree. this year we have a fakie {last year our tree was real} & its a good thing. miss nora was a little apprehensive about our tree at first {just stand & stare} but as these december days fly by, she has gotten braver. {my ornaments have moved higher & higher & the lights have been pulled from the bottom layer}. i am positive there would be sap & pine needles stuck to my babe's hands if it weren't for martha stewart's fakie christmas tree. {thank you martha}

i love the christmas season.
i love being with my two mcphees.
i love christmas lights dangling from homes.
i love decorating my home.
i love nativity scenes.
i love my parents house during the holidays, especially their fireplace crackling with heat.
i love spending time with loved ones from near & far.
i love drinking hot chocolate.
i love space heaters & warm footed jammies.
i love getting christmas cards in the mail {ours will be out after the new year}.
i love watching christmas movies {couple of my favorites:
Muppet's Christmas Carol &
Home Alone}.

it truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

the best way to spread christmas cheer,
is singing loud for all to hear.


MBlairsLars said...

Your tree and decorations are perfect and so is your babe.

Anonymous said...

I love that you can see Paul with his camera in the reflection of the oranaments! kind of a cool touch ;)

I get home on the 23rd!! i hope I can grab a cup of that hot chocolate with youuu and Miss Nora (and Paul if he wants to join ;) ) !!

Unknown said...

oh my gosh these photos are absolutely adorable... :)

Kristin said...

I love Christmas, too! And I think it's so fun you guys get to start your own holiday traditions with your new little family!