This was one of the first years we were able to get to work decorating for the happiest of holidays the very next day after Thanksgiving! Last year, the stomach bug prevented it. In years past, we’ve been travelling.

But this year, we were home and healthy and I couldn’t have been happier!

Oh wait, yes I could – the Huskers were playing football while we decorated. BONUS!

And we had some happy helpers this year…

Big J was eager to help Daddy move boxes in from the attic!

The much beloved Charlie Brown Christmas characters made their return. {Linus reciting the Christmas story is one of my favorite things in any Christmas movie!}

The boys supervising Daddy’s work 🙂

A mischievous look, but a good little helper!

And then it was ornament time! These little hands were itching to hang up ornaments!

They did such a nice job {with a little help at the top from us} and we were able to relax with a beautifully decorated tree for the rest of the day…

It is such a delight to have these handsome men helping out and SO excited for Christmas!

24 days…let the countdown begin!

Have you started decorating yet?!


Ooh! And we’re starting Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands today! I’m not sure who is more excited – the kids or me! Have you checked it out yet?! {You can read my review here!}


And you should know, from here on out, I’ll be bragging on these boys of ours every Thursday and joining the “Let’s Hear It For the Boys” link up at The MOB Society! If you have boys, head on over there to share your own post about just how awesome your boys are! We’re rejoicing together in the blessings of raising boys!