Monday, December 15, 2008

A Christmas Tour

Do you ever try to get a glimpse of the inside of people's homes as you drive past their houses at night?

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.

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.
This concludes your tour. We hope you enjoyed it. Comments are always appreciated. Donation will be taken at the door.

Merry Christmas everyone!

21 comments:

Jessica said...

You are hilarious ;) Loved the tour!

Rebekah said...

that was great megan! what a fun idea!

Life In Progress said...

Loved your tour! That Crayola Playtime Office box is cracking me up!

Heather said...

I love your nativity set. Merry Christmas!!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

I love how your set up the nativity Megan! The house looks great! :)

girlie girl said...

Thanks for sahring! LOVED the previous posts on the messes, uh, I mean art, the kids have created for you!

Frugal Finds said...

Great tour!! Love the outdoor lights!!

meg @ spicy magnolia said...

Thanks for the tour! I really like your idea of unwrapping baby Jesus as a gift this year for Christmas! Precious. Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

I love the idea of moving the wise men to be with Jesus on Christmas day, such a good idea!

pcb said...

Fun and food for thought; a winning combination. Enjoyed it.

petrii said...

I love it that your wisemen are making their way . . . that is GREAT.

Your tour was fun, FUn, FUN!!!!!

Merry CHRISTmas,
Dawn

Carrie said...

SOOOOOOOO funny! You are one creative mama!

Daish said...

i loved the icicle lights! i really like the nativity set...i've never thought to have the shepherds slowly make their way to the stable...fun!

kasey said...

You are funny Megan! I love the little glimpses into your crazy family life!!!

Heidi K. said...

So, funny. I enjoyed the tour :).

Renata said...

You have a lovely home Meg! Great idea for the nativity scene! Your decorations are lovely. Hope you have a very Happy Christmas!

Tater & Haley said...

Great entertainment! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

Heather said...

I love the host's comments during the tour! Good idea about making Jesus the first gift.

Kristy L said...

Fun tour- it looks great.

So, as Ben and I were debating how to hang our Christmas lights, I said "Kory hung his icicle lights like an hour before the Christmas choir program so it can't be that hard". Guess it was a little harder than expected, eh? Good thing... we didn't hang ours. Maybe next year. : )

Keetha said...

Oh those dysfunctional lights are a scream!!!
Thanks for inviting us over.

Merry Christmas

Paige said...

I love the idea of wrapping Baby Jesus and he being the first present opened on Christmas morning! Thanks for opening your home to us.