Finally, Christmas has been put away in the crawl space for another year. I can't beleive how much stuff I had to decorate with. This is all that was left after it was taken down. My kids commented that they think it looks like we are moving. My oldest gives me a hard time about having to much decor. So, I told her that I wasn't going to put it all back and I was going to leave it bare like this just for her. She just laughed at me and decided I should redecorate and that she would like it better that way. Problem is, it takes alot of time to put it all back together and it is going to have to get done in bits and pieces. I just love having a clean canvas to start over with.
Our family has been using plastic dishes and and an old ceramic set I got 13 years ago for our wedding.
I have had others here and there, but with kids they get broken and mismatched. We asked our parents for new dishes for Christmas. I finally broke them out of their boxes this morning to wash them up. I was super impressed with the colors. How beautiful they are and I love the shape of the plates. I have a cup of hot chocolate every night and the mug size is perfect for that. I am so happy to be able to have had the opportunity to have less and to do without. Otherwise, I would never be able too appreciate such beautiful dishes.
Take care......I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. For family night tonight we are all going roller skating. Now, that's an amusing time. I may need a heat pack and some Tylenol tomorrow.