Let's get to the tree! Throughout this time, I had been able to do very little around the house to doll it up for the holidays. Hubby and the kids put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving and we got some of the other festive stuff out. Luckily before my illness I had started making some little DIY projects. I was able to work on some of those this weekend now that I am feeling somewhat normal and I can't wait to share them with you later this week.
Most of the ornaments on our tree have special meaning. Each year since my husband and I have been together I have bought a matching ornament for each of our 4 kids. (Riley wasn't born yet, but when she was, we went from 3 to 4 matching ones to get) I write their name of the back of the ornament and the year. So now we have 25+ ornaments on our tree from this tradition, which I love. We also have silver stars that we got a few years ago that say "HOPE", "PEACE", AND "LOVE" and silver reindeer in different poses. My hubby and I picked these out together.
A new addition this year is a collection of hand-painted ornaments that my hubby's mother painted years ago. She did an amazing job and they are a cute addition to our tree. Since she is gone now, they are especially meaningful. We all agreed that this is our favorite tree yet. Downstairs in our finished basement we have a smaller kids tree that has Disney and kid ornaments and handmade treasures that the kids have made through the years.
Make sure to stop back this week to check what I've done in other areas of our house. I am giddy about how some of my easy-DIY projects turned out and I hope to inspire you!