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Daily Diary: My House Is A Hot Mess

We usually display our Christmas cards all around the living room. I run a string across the top of my fireplace for all the cards without pictures and then I like to tape the photo cards all along my TV cabinet.

This year, Natalie took over the responsibility.

This is what we are looking like these days. LOL. She can’t quite reach the top of the furniture piece. So, there are cards everywhere. As high as she can reach. Some are sideways. Some are hanging on by a string. Yesterday was the first time I saw it. I actually spent some time on the couch. The change of scenery was MUCH NEEDED.

Being able to watch my little girl put the latest cards up last night was such a treat. I felt part of the Christmas decorating spirit. I kept thinking – this time next year – everything will be so different. But until then, I will embrace every moment I get with my little guys.

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  1. So precious! Definitely a memory to treasure, she want to make it as Christmasy as possible for you. πŸ™‚

  2. Omg, love it! πŸ™‚ She’s doing such a great job!

    It reminds me of when we would let the kids decorate the tree and there’d be like 12 ornaments shoved on one branch. I’d be itching to “fix” it, but never would. I miss those trees!

  3. It’s so good to give them the freedom to not have it be “perfect,” because then it really IS perfect. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your holiday with your precious family – I’m glad you are getting a change of scenery!

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