Dan and I decided to go rather low key when it came to Christmas decorating this year.
Preparing for Baby Coco to arrive is a little bit more important right now.
I hope to add some vintage bulbs to this glitter wreath next year.
I think it needs some color.
Here is our tree in all of its magical wonder.
Daniel decorated it this year.
I was too tired, so he let me tell him which ornaments went on the front and which ones went on the back of the tree.
We have all of the ornaments from our youth, a collection of vintage ornaments, collected ornaments from where we have vacationed, and every year we buy one ornament together.
We like for our tree to be dripping with sentiment and memories of Christmases past.
These red votives were my Grandma McLard's.
Every time I see a cardinal (my Grandma's favorite bird) I like to think that she sent him my way to say hello to me.
These votives remind me of that.
Dan and I bought the stockings for one another when we were dating.
The mini stockings are for Bono Baby and Baby Coco.
Dan's Mom would set up this little village every year when he was growing up.
I like to imagine that Daniel would sneak over to rearrange the little town when his Mom wasn't looking.
This blue ornament is my favorite to look at this year.
Our friend Amanda painted a portrait of Bono Baby on it and sent it to us for Christmas last year.
It looks exactly like Bono when he gets out of the bath.
I adore it.
This plastic snowman is another favorite.
It was one of the only ornaments my Mommy had on her tree when she was growing up on a farm in Missouri.
I also adore this little Santa man.
My Mommy bought him for me for my first Christmas.
He just melts my heart.
Do you go down memory lane every year as you decorate your tree?
It is one of my very favorite Christmas traditions.