The Davidson Christmas Home Tour
by Rita Davidson
A quick look back to 2014 and we had just moved into this place in a quick RUSH before Christmas! If you don’t know that story you can see that HERE.
I thought it might be nice to share a Christmas Tour of our house for 2015. It still seems just as busy, with our boys, appointments and my elderly mother who was added this past August to live with us. So…
As you come to our door you will be greeted by these “snowmen”. Made by Liam and Joseph at our Art Classes. We began these art classes for our whole family including Gramma and even me who has been brushing up on my watercolors.
Our hand carved Nativity set, donated last year, tucked away in a corner of our bookcase. (Sorry it’s so dark! Our living room is always this dark in the daytime, if you have any ideas for a north facing living room I’d LOVE to hear them!) The last Christmas card is here, I got from my dear friend, Susan Scott, before she passed away and a snowman. (I love snowman)
Our front door decorations with lights. Ornament decal on window and Gramma’s favorite spot where she sits each day. That’s Joseph’s chainsaw in the window, his special spot.
The window above my desk. It’s so bright and cheery. Linus from Charlie Brown, fresh flowers, snowmen that Liam colored, and a snowmen winter scene that Liam and Joseph made at Art Classes again. (more snowmen!)
Our Christmas books, back out for another season of reading…
This year I wanted something different than a green garland on our stairway. So, when I seen this on Pinterest (if your on Pinterest follow me HERE) I LOVED this! This was the first day we got it up before we added the snowmen. 🙂 (yes, MORE snowmen)
Andrew added his special touch to the stairway when he created a Lego cave in the fluff. This is his “picture” too.
Then it was time for the tree. It was close, we almost didn’t get one, as this year was one thing after another when our washer broke and we needed a new one, and my credit card got cancelled for fraud and well that’s the short list. But thankfully we found this one nearby for $25 and grabbed it. This was BEFORE it leaked ALL over the rug and we spent two days sopping up a soggy carpet. (remember we had NO washer at this time too!)
Here I am, still AMAZED there is no SNOW and no winter boots needed! It’s 60F today on Christmas Eve! Boys are so dissappointed.
Liam his playful self just HAD to try on this beard so he could be St Nicholas. Well Andrew DID try it first!
I never understood that “elf on the shelf” thing. But we have Maji waiting to get to the Christ Child. This one is on the table (beside my most used essential oils you can find those HERE). He will make his was around the house to find the Christ Child January 6th. Better than any ELF I say!
White lights around our Home Altar brightens up a dark corner of our living room.
Me and Liam at Art Class with my painting from my SECOND lesson. The teacher was so impressed she took a picture of us to show her students.
My two paintings in our kitchen framed on the wall. A stuffed, cloth Christmas tree up on the shelf and paper streamers we put up last.
The boys posing near the tree after it was decorated. (shhhh I save the rest of the decorations for Christmas morning, when the Christ Child actually arrives!)
Second floor, our little mini-tree. We got this tree after our fire, when we spent out first Christmas in the hotel. This tree is a memory from that, and we have put it up to remind us how lucky we are.
Christmas Card display…every year I’m not sure where to put them as I LOVE to see them. If you sent us one you might see yours here. THANK YOU! If you haven’t sent us one I would LOVE to get one from you to add to our wall? Remember Christmastide goes long past Christmas! 🙂
Our Christmas tree and our stairway all done. Can you see that little snowmen there? The lights here are so bright it’s hard to see. We have used those paper streamers ever since I was a kid. They bring back fond memories.
Last but not least….Just got this gel-like polish and thought it looked VERY CHRISTMAS-Y so just did my nails before I sent this. FUN!
Now to finish my baking, clean up the house, finish the laundry, read some Christmas stories to the boys, bake with them, make some good memories with them and be thankful God has given us another year to remember Him.
I would LOVE to see YOUR families pictures or hear what YOUR family does at Christmas? Join me on my Facebook page (and 7000 other Catholics! WHOOHOO!) Christmas day where I will post pics of our FINISHED Tree.
God bless you all,
Rita Xo 🙂
Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their crosses with Joy!
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