Here are some of the ornaments we made this weekend. The kids really loved doing them and now I have keepsakes to give them when they are grown and have kids of their own.
I also have outdoor Christmas lights for the first time in my adult life! It took 6 years together to get Hubster to actually put them up! They're nothing spectacular, just some icicle lights on the porch and multi colored ones on the bushes, but they make me smile. The tree is up, too. I wish I had the talent to make it look like one from a magazine but it never turns out that way. Instead there are ornaments all bunched together, gaps between branches and all that goes with letting kids help put it up and decorate...which is way better!!!