Me neither, but today if you hop on over to BooMama's blog, you will get an inside look at numerous homes! What fun!!
Before you go, take a moment to enjoy a holiday tour of this home. Don't worry, the commentary is free.
We will begin our tour in the "family room," the most used room in the house.
To get a true feel for the room, take a moment to imagine a fire in the fireplace, a Christmas movie on the TV, and small children in their soft fleece PJS. Then add in a toy-strewn floor, a struggle for seat position and the consistent requesting of snacks and you will have an accurate picture of what a night in this room looks like.
If you turn your attention to the other side of the room, you will notice a nativity scene. Look even closer and you will find that baby Jesus is missing.
Inspired by a radio program discussing John 3:16 ("For God so Loved the World, He gave His only begotten Son...") your host decided to wrap baby Jesus. He will be the first gift opened by the family on Christmas morning to commemorate the BEST gift ever given.
In the hopes of creating an idyllic moment, the man of the house will open the present as the children gather round.
Now, please turn your attention to the bookshelf above the nativity. There you will see the wise men slowly making there way to the manger scene. If our host remembers to move them, they will reach their destination on Christmas day.
As we exit the family room, you may have noticed the stockings on the mantel were conspicuously missing. Due to an unfortunate accident involving a stocking hanger, the head of a young boy and the pulling of a stocking all hanging objects were swiftly removed from the mantel to the stairway. Thankfully there were no long term repercussions from the accident.
Moving on, you will find a "hand-me-down" set of carolers from our host's mother.
Rich in history, these festive carolers have been stored in the same box for over 25 years, fooling little girls who would like to believe their mommy actually held on to her Crayola Playtime Office all these years.
Please exit the home for our final stop of the tour.This concludes your tour. We hope you enjoyed it. Comments are always appreciated. Donation will be taken at the door.
Notice the unique placement of the bunched-up icicle lights that don't look like icicle's on the home.
Although slightly dysfunctional, these lights will certainly make a statement in the annual neighborhood Christmas light contest.
Merry Christmas everyone!