My friend Sophie is hosting her annual Christmas Tour Of Homes carnival, the best party in blogland. As of this writing, there are over 600 participants.
That's a lot of tinsel.
I have participated in previous years (here and here, should you desire to see), and I had every intention of pulling it together again this year. And I was even going to try a new twist, getting out the video camera to video-blog our favorite Christmas decoration.
But do you know what happens when you give a ten-year-old boy a camera, some candles and a lighter?
You get showing off, that's what you get. And you almost get a torched coffee table.
We nixed the video, but that was okay, because I was planning to play a little catch-up today. I could whip the house into shape, and surely I could still manage a few pretty pictures.
Then we got an ice storm last night. No school. Lots of togetherness. And already there is word of no school again tomorrow. Hence, no pretty pictures. But here are some very accurate ones.
Here's my front door on a snow day. Don't you like the coats and gloves and boots we store cleverly in the middle of the floor? And can you see the back side of that wreath through the front door window? That's my fall wreath. It's covered in pumpkins and orange leaves. Merry Christmas!
First up is my kitchen table. On one end are the teacher gifts I finished this weekend, although I can't seem to get them delivered, because there is no school. Ah, irony.
Here's the movie marathon that took place in my living room today:
This is what my laundry room looks like when momma spends too much time on a movie marathon:
And this is what my kitchen counters look like after a couple of hours of a snow day:
This was our sophisticated holiday lunch:
Thanks for stopping by. For a list of home tours that don't involve pizza boxes, get your mouse-clicky fingers ready and head over to BooMama's!