Moving closer and closer to Christmas, we just returned from our old stomping grounds. My husbands mother died which was a sad affair but we also got to visit my relatives, which was wonderful.
I grew up with large family festivities, something I really miss now. We have our kids and ourselves but I miss grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
I am always reminded of the Big Fat Greek Wedding comparison of the large Greek eating machines and the toast family. We are forced to be more, well, toast.
Not for lack of trying, perhaps my kids will have lots of children and hang around- that would be wonderful.
A couple weeks ago we went to a friends daughters wedding, she had amazing trees! We bought a few from her for our daughter's upcoming wedding, they are out in the yard and deck (see below). We have no garage for storage so I will have to be inventive until April.
One of the smaller trees makes a cute Charlie Brown Tree table centerpiece.
I had found a fun painted mirror this last garage sale season, I intended to do the whole snowman theme on the mantel, it just wasn't working so I settled for a couple snowmen accents and some fresh greenery for an outdoorsy feel.
The outdoor trees......
Different and unique, probably a love em or hate em.
I kinda like em.
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