Happy New Year everyone! My... how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in 2011! I have a lot of little projects in the works that I will share soon but wanted to kick off the New Year with farewell to my simply, little Christmas decorations.
We recently found ourselves with a second cat....a kitten that my Mom found and couldn't find anyone else to take it (I know...sounds horrible but I was not looking to mother 2 cats and a 12 year old!!).
We, of course, are in love with the little thing (still too young to figure out if it's a boy or girl!) and can't imagine life without it! To make a long story not as long...we couldn't put up our big Christmas tree...that little thing is in to everything!! So, we decided to decorate small this year and go all out again next year when "Sam" is not as young.
So, we put up my daughter's small, white tree on top of the tall chest in the living room so Sam couldn't get to it. We put a few funky ornaments on it and kept the rest of the ornaments stored away.
And since we finally (after 7.5 years) have a mantle...we hung our stockings by the fireplace with care...in hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there!!!
I should have taken some more close-up pictures, but if you look closely, I also put some ornaments in the lanterns on the mantle. (And yes...I still have spring-looking flowers in the vases. It's on my To-Do List!!)
So, that's our Christmas in a nutshell...all thanks to our new little friend!
(Sam and Katie)