It's official! The house is decorated, most gifts are purchased, and my husband and I are on vacation!
Every year we decide on the "theme" for our Christmas tree - we have enough ornaments accumulated over years to go with "silver", "red", or "special treasures". Interestingly, this year Smarty chose silver, and our tree looks more "adult", but I do miss more color!
seasonal tree" in the kitchen with wooden mini-ornaments that came to us from Germany:
paper winter village built by my husband. This year it has an addition of a pond with paper swans folded by Smarty.