Saturday, November 26, 2005

The metamorphosis has begun....

The transition from autumn to winter began at our house today. Down came the harvest decorations, and in their place went all of the winter accessories. I don't do holiday decor outside, because I keep everything up until spring; so I keep it all holiday netural. But the indoor decor says "Christmas".

I say the transition "began" because we haven't completed the passing of the torch on seasons until the tree has been decorated, and every Santa Claus from around the world has been strategically positioned. From the holly berry garland on the mantle, to the single candle in each window...it all has "it's place". We're going to do our tree-trimming tradition late Monday afternoon, into the evening. As this is my daughter's first Christmas outside of being an infant, it's important that we have the tree decorated prior to the rest of the house. We need to capture that moment of wonder when we turn on the tree for years to come.

I'm already planning my holiday menu...and I'm just torn on what to do for the main course. This is the one holiday that I do a formal meal; even when I host other holidays, while it's sit down - it's not to the extent of Christmas. This is the one dinner I like to go all out... everything is extra pretty and fancy - and I like the meal to match in it's elegance.

Lots of ideas floating around in my head, but need to find something....decadent.

I'm off to go make ornaments with my son...I got this fun stained glass ornament kit. He's all excited, and this is the first year we'll have his homemade ornaments on the tree. This is the stuff memories are made of....

10 comments:

Laura said...

I might just pack up the kids, leave S at home, and show up at your house for Christmas!

That sounds awesome all around. I remember decorating the tree every year, even when I was quite young. Oh, and Mother still has all of our handmade decorations on the tree each year, only now the grandchildrens' are up too.

Laurie said...

That is so awesome :-)

But.. you make me feel inadequate!!

LOL

Rebecca said...

Laurie - hahaha, don't! It's my "monica-like" type a personality that makes me do it. It's like a compulsion! hahaha.

ramblin' girl said...

I put up my icicle lights yesterday. The indoor decorations have to wait until I cut my tree next weekend, because I always like the tree to go up first. And it's just for me!

McSwain said...

Hey Monica, I mean Rebecca-- :)

When you decide on your holiday menu, please, please post it! I love the little vicarious celebrations and meals I get to have when I come here to read. The ornaments sound like great fun!

Laura said...

We're both Monicas...

Mountain Mama said...

I always like to have decorations up inside and out.
I am not able to climb ladders now,so on the weekend after Thanksgiving, my five children and their spouses come and do all the decorating for me. Some work inside and some outside, This year my son even made our meal of seafood chowder, He is an incredible chef! My youngest girl decorated the inside of the house, and several others strung lights all over the house and surrounding trees and shrubs. I didn't have to do much of anything at all but watch.
My sweet children are making my golden years worth waiting for.

steelcowboy said...

Ah, Christmas. The time of fighting in the aisles.. hehe

Kodijack said...

Prime Rib is my absolute favorite main course for Christmas.

You are motivating me to decorate, and I am sure that Kristi will do some stuff as well. I am not big on getting started too early, but those of you who did a great job I am all for it.

Julia said...

Your kids are adoreable. Thanks for sharing their precious faces with us. I may make stockings today. I found 2 VERY OLD kits in a box of my grammie's stuff she gave me and I think I'll put them together and see what they look like. No outside wrapper and picture, just instructions. S/B interesting.