We're in Ohio over Christmas visiting with our brothers and their families.
You would never know yesterday was the first day of winter.
Because it poured RAIN all day and night.
And it's raining this morning but is suppose to finally stop around noon.
The temperature has also been unseasonably warm too.
Apparently that will end soon with colder temps on the way.
I finished crocheting the Santa Badges and started giving them away to family.
One Santa, in the middle, has a pink beard (due to crocheting at night in low light!).
We stay at a hotel centerized to our brothers' homes.
We get a suite with a separate bedroom, two bathrooms, living room and kitchette.
It's comfortable and sure came in handy two Christmases ago when I came down sick Christmas Eve and Day.
We love seeing our families but we are always ready to be home to celebrate our Christmas.
I love blogging at Christmas and joining in on all the Christmas Home Tours!
Our Christmas trees are up and decorated in our living room and family room.
Our two Christmas trees are skinny ones... not too tall either.
Only $50 each at Target.
We gave away our large Christmas trees and downsized.
I can put as many ornaments on the skinny ones as I did on the large ones and the trees don't take up as much room.
Since we don't spend Christmas at home we have to had the fake trees as a safety measure.
The trees are so pretty with our white and red berry lights and all our decorations.
I added two more ribbons to our ribbon tree topper in our family room to fill it out this year.
I used fake garland on our fireplace mantel this year.
I may add some fresh holly and pine branches from our yard when we return home.
I added Santas to the mantel along with a vintage red lantern and a wooded Santa painted many years ago by a dear co-worker.
The forest scene is a fabric panel I machine quilted, painted and added embellishments to back in the early 1990s.
It's stapled to a wooden frame.
May the joy and love of the Christmas Season be with you!