Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Tour



Christmas Tour of HomesBoomama is having a Christmas Tour of homes. Click on over and check out all of the fun decorations and ideas. I'm sure she'll have hundreds of people posting!

Here are a few of our decorations and Christmas things. As you can imagine with 4 kids under the age of 4 our decorations are sparse. I imagined sheer chaos with our tree this year, but to my surprise we have only had one broken ornament.

I did a smart thing in 2006. I photographed a few of our new ornaments and made the photos into ornaments at Cafepress.com. One of the following personalized ornaments broke last year. No worries! I have the picture ornament this year.









This is my favorite Christmas tree cookie jar. It was a wedding present. I only have time to make small batches this year, so cookies don't last long enough to make it into the jar.

This is a picture of our fireplace. Doesn't the gate make it look festive? We're hoping that the 2008 photos will be minus the gate. We'll see. Three 3-year olds might be just a tad too curious for that.

Then we have my "temporary" skinny tree. Every year at the end of the season I say I'll replace it with a new one. Every year all the good ones are sold out. Next year....well, maybe...I'll get the tree I want at the beginning of the season.




Last year we didn't even get to the outside. We felt very lucky with a 3-year old and 3 1-year olds to have a tree. We have added some snowmen to a few lights we had purchased a few years ago.

Meet our inspectors. They approved!


And last, but not least, the photo Christmas cards. I love it when we receive cards from friends and family with pictures. They are getting more creative each year as online stores are offering some really creative templates. Of course, we can't use pre-made templetes around here. That would be way too easy. Mommy has to use some creative juices (and lose some sleep) to create our own one-of-a-kind cards. Look how much we've grown!

I can't wait to see all of the other tours! Have fun and thanks Boomama!

58 comments:

Joyful Days said...

Beautiful home & even more beautiful family. I am amazed and so impressed you have any decorations up!!

Blessings!

MississippiZen said...

Isn't Christmas fun with little ones? Great idea about the photo ornaments!

Anonymous said...

I like your cookie jar, your tree and snow man
hope you all have a wonderful Christmas
thanks for sharing
Jen at http://my3boysandi.wordpress.com/

Southern Heart said...

I think that everything is beautiful! You have made such a lovely home for your family. The best decorations you have are those beautiful children! Enjoy them!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Jessica said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your babies! You have a beautiful family!

Senkyoshi said...

Wow! Everything looks great. I am amazed at what you accomplished with triplets!

mammacheryl said...

Merry Christmas. I actually like your skinny tree. Your outside decorations are also lovely.

Hootin' Anni said...

simply festive. Love the snowmen.

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

blue thistle books said...

Beautiful home and family! And I love your "skinny" tree!

Blessings,
Mycrazylife

jennwa said...

I love th snowmen ornaments they are so cute. You have a lovely home.

Stacie said...

A beautiful home and a beautiful family. Merry Christmas!

zamejias said...

I love the first picture of the kids. And your ornaments are so neat- they even have names on it.

VERB

Julie said...

Your home is lovely and your kids are just adorable.

I'm with you - I love getting the photo Christmas cards as well.

Merry Christmas!

Jenni said...

What a bunch of cuties you have! I'm impressed that you get any decorating done at all! Your home is beautiful...children are the most precious ornaments of all at Christmastime.

Mommy Cracked said...

I love your photo cards, too! Everything is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

KC said...

beautiful just beautiful.. Your doing better then me this year.. between Little man and the kittens i have lost 3 ornaments this year.
Thank you for inviting us to tour your home.

Susanne said...

Just lovely! Thanks for the tour.

PEA said...

Thank you so much for opening your house to us and letting us have a glimpse of all your beautiful decorations! You have 4 adorable children but oh my, they sure must keep you busy:-) Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

Jen said...

I know your life is exciting! My kiddos are very close in age as well and there is always castrophe waiting to happen! Your home is so cozy, and your family is lovely. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.
Merry Christmas,
Jen

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Your family is adorable and you have a wonderful home.

Have a Merry Christmas!

JanMary said...

Great photos. Love your christmas tree cookie jar.

Merry christmas to you and all of yours from Northern Ireland.

It's a Mom Thing said...

Your kiddos are so cute...definitely my fave part of the tour. Besides them, your house looks great, too. Very festive.

Kathy b said...

How do you even have time to decorate or blog? I'm impressed. I love your cookie jar and your kids are precious

Princess at Heart said...

Thank you for letting us into your home! Love the name ornaments--I am using them this year too--so much fun! Merry Christmas!

Miss G said...

wonderful! don't know how you get anything done with four little ones! Good for you! Merry Christmas! Kelly

Lady Why said...

Triplets!!! What a blessing!!! Your babies are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pictures!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! Your babies are just precious! I am an only girl out of 4 too. : )
I think you did fine with decorating, it looks festive for the kiddos!

the next erma said...

Bet your little ones are excited about Christmas.
Merry Christmas!

PowersTwinB said...

You are so Blessed! The children are adorable...being a multiple myself, I am drawn to websites like yours...even though I am old enough to be their grandma...lol..Have you ever considered going to Ohio for the TwinsDays Festival? We love having Trips and Quads and even Quints! If you need any info at all...you can contact me at PowersTwinB at sbcglobal.net (replace the at with @)...or go to Twinsdays.org and look for any help!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Those personalized ornaments are wonderful - so glad you got the pictures! :)

I like your cookie jar... and your gate! :) You'll remember that for years to come!

Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

Your children are beautiful. Merry Christmas.

Whitney said...

Ahh - Christmas decorations. There is nothing like 'em! Thanks for sharing yours!

Whitney

His Doorkeeper said...

How blessed you are.....You are the mother of the mostbeautiful chilren...of course, you already know that! Your home is lovely too! Thanks for sharing with all of us! Blessings to you and your sweet family!

Big Mama said...

Your kids are darling and everything is so festive!

Jenn said...

I think i like the lil elves the best :) they are adorable!! love your tree!!

Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing. I know you must be busy with all the little ones! Have a Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

Wow, you must be worn out. Love the Christmas Cards.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I think you did a great job, especially considering the 3 toddlers! It's hard enough to keep everything decorated just with one... :) Beautiful!

Elaine A. said...

Congratulations on your beautiful family and home. Good luck with all those little ones & Merry Christmas!

Lana G! said...

Love it all! Your kids are adorable. Merry Christmas to all of you!

Sileena said...

Your inspectors are adorable! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

Biscuits & Grits said...

I just love that cookie jar. What a beautiful family you have. They are so adorable you don't need decorations!!

Robin

Jennifer said...

Love your decorations! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer :-)

BJ @ http://freedomfiles.homeschooljournal.net said...

Ok, I've had my babies one at a time, and I feel overwhelmed to get ready for Christmas. I'm impressed with how much decorating you have done! Merry Christmas.

Mercy's Maid said...

Your children are beautiful and the lighted snowmen are great!

http://mercysnumber1fan.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-tour-of-homes.html

Melissa Markham said...

I love your Christmas Tree cookie jar! Thanks for sharing your home. Merry Christmas!

the160acrewoods said...

I bought a bunch of those snowman bell ornaments for attaching to gifts this past year! they're soo cute!
hehe I had to laugh, I've got 4 in 4 years all separeately; mine look almost the same as your 4 there for size!

Nise' said...

What a great idea to take pictures of ornaments and make ornaments out of the photos! I will have to remember that when grandkids come around and what to help decorate the tree! Thanks for a wonderful tour.

boomama said...

That Christmas picture? ADORABLE. And I love a skinny tree. I do. My sister has one, and it always looks so great without taking over the whole room. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Anonymous said...

Triplets? Toddler triplets? My home tour decor would consist of 1 (electric!) candle on the mantle...plugged in on a good day...maybe. Well done.

Lynette

MOMMY said...

That was a great idea about the photo ornaments! I lost quite a few ornaments throught the years.
That 2005 picture was SOooo adorable!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Cherdecor said...

I am taking the BooMama Christmas Tour. Thank you for sharing your home. Everything is so festive!
I loved the video of your babies. FOUR UNDER FOUR - unbelievable! They are all so adorable!

Kristy said...

I like your skinny tree, too! But then again, I'm a big fan of Christmas trees myself. :-)

annselma said...

It all looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

fizzledink said...

I had to chuckle about your "maybe next year" comments... I am saying the same thing this year, and I only have ONE little guy to keep up with!

Merry Christmas!
Fizz

http://fizzledink.wordpress.com

Bev Brandon said...

loved your card idea,
loved your countdown banner,
loved your decorations,
loved that you love your kids!

i had 3 in 3 years so i know a teeny bit of triplet life...all 3 have graduated from college this year, this week...the cost: half a million dollars but scholarships paid most, whew!

enjoy every minute---doesn't seem to pass very quickly but i blinked and it's over for me...almost...still have one in high school...

loved reading abour your fam

Totallyscrappy said...

I love the Christmas cards. Just yesterday I was looking through Christmas cards of Christmas past. There is just something sojoyful seeing how they've grown.

Joyce said...

How do you do it with 4 under foot? What a beautiful display for Christmas and what beautiful children.

In Chirst's Joy