This Christmas has been one of the most calm I can remember in some years.  Don’t know if it’s because we have only one girl at home and our oldest is a married lady with her own home.  Or it’s because we are no longer chasing after the ‘MUST HAVE’ toy of the season.  Whatever it is, I like it.

I want to share some of my favorite Christmas things of 2009 (so far)

All the girls (almost) –  My Mom, me, my girls, and my niece – the only one missing is my sister (she had to work).

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Our Christmas tree – this is just the top…. (I don’t use the bottom, it adds another 3.5 feet and I’m just too tired to decorate the WHOLE thing). christmas 2009 065

Here are a couple of arrangements that I just LOVE!

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And my Christmas present …. yes, I got it a bit early.

This is my new flat screen sitting on top of my 1952 RCA Victor – one of my favorite finds and so happy that I can use it as a tv stand!

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So Merry Christmas from my house… and I would join The Nester’s tour of homes, but I that would involve me doing a bit more decorating and that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen… at least not this year.