Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Open House and Those Stinkin' Elves

Welcome to our home! We are glad you could come! Do you smell the cinnamon, hear the Christmas carols, feel the heat from the crackling fire? Well, settle in and visit for awhile, let me know what you think!

Upstairs Den

Kitchen - do you see those little elves perched upon the island?

Emma Claire's Room

Emma Claire's room - her own glass ornament tree - she was so excited!

Dear Ole Frosty

Basement Den (to the right of this room are the older childrens' rooms)

Table top tree filled with memorable ornaments (that picture ornament you see, is Will as a child - looks JUST like Emma Claire)

Basement Den Fireplace - no mantle - anyone have any great (cheap) ideas?

Upstairs Den fireplace, again no mantle
Our "friend" tree - this is the Childrens' tree - to do whatever they want to with!

Upstairs den - Wilson has yet to pick up these ornaments off this table - I CAN'T BELIVE IT!!!!

Master Bedroom table and mirror

Dear old Santa in the kitchen, handed down from Will's mom

Server in the Living Room

Funkey little tree in Henderson's room

Living Room

Den - those balls again - they look tempting to me and I'm not a 2 year old boy - it's only a matter of time!!! =)

Dining Room - that picture over there - don't let it scare you - that's Will's Great Great Grandfather

Stockings hung by the bannister with care, in hopes that St. Nicolas soon will be there!!!

From the Foyer looking into the Living Room

"MY" Tree - you get a "pop" if you touch it - how many times have I said that???? (and I don't mean soda pop)

For the elves 1st night, they emptied out my tupperware cabinets, and propped themselves right in the middle of the mess - those stinky little elves!!! Emma Claire was soooo excited to see that they had acted CRAZY the night before!!!!! I even had 2 little helpers clean up the elves' mess! This elf thing sure is helping to get EC out of bed with no whining every morning!

The only way I could get Wilson to stand in front of the tree was if he got to hold a ball - oh no, what have I started?????

2 out of 3 of those pesky little trouble makers - just wait til you wee what they did LAST night!!!!

I hope you enjoyed your visit - please come again - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


Tara said...

I love your house Kellie! It's gorgeous! Thanks for showing us your early Christmas spirit!

Darby said...

Can you come to my house? Please? Where do you keep all that stuff?! I love it all! Thanks for sharing!!

becky said...

i am quite certain that you shouldn't come to my house. it looks great!

new mom in law said...

Well, the snow is in PA...I am in NC. We don't get much either. Thank goodness! I am a summer girl.

P.S. I can't believe you have already done all that to your home for Christmas! You've been BUSY! Looks great!

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!!! said...

your house is gorgeous. it makes my condo look like a college apartment. i've never been good in decorating. but, you are awesome! it looks so warm and inviting. was it hard to put together?

Katie said...

I can't wait to come next week!!! I need an extra dose of christmas in my life right now! Love you & can't wait to see you.

aedozier said...

You are so stinkin' cute! I got some great decorating ideas from your open house! Your house is absolutely beautiful! I don't know how you work a job, work as a mom and then keep your house so clean. You are amazing. Can you teach me, PLEASE?

andi said...

Merry Çhristmas to you. Looks so pretty! Don't know why you couldn't read my blog earlier. No one else has said anything. Try again and let me know.

Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries said...

I cannot believe that you have already decorated!! I am so impressed! Beautiful! Loved the tour!! Thanks!

CarolinaGirl said...

Everything is just beautiful! You did a great job, and I love every room in your house:) So warm and cozy.

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!