Monday, December 10, 2012

christmas decorating.


we decked out the apartment with decorations the weekend after thanksgiving but in typical allison nursing school student/blogging is at the bottom of my to-do list fashion i am just now sharing them.

almost all of our decorations were kindly donated by Kailin's mamacita. i think the stockings are my favorite element of the mantle display - probably because two of the stockings are my parentals and they remind that they'll be returning from their new home in CHINA in less than a week. we have two nativity scenes and strangely both of them are extremely miniature. of course, my personal nativity scene is the smaller of the two. it's actually really funny how small it is. i bought it when i studied abroad in Ireland from the gift shop in one of the many cathedrals we went to. and i love is despite it's smallness. 


my extra small nativity scene topped with a lovely homemade aluminum foil star. 
don't you just love our tree? it might have been an impulse buy at target one late night in November. but in my defense, it was on sale and came with lights already wrapped around it. i love don't hate studying now when i can turn our trees on and bask in the glow of christmas lights. 

Saturday was the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and i just love this quote:

"Mary’s greatness consists in the face that she wants to magnify God, not herself." 
- Pope Benedict XVI

i think i need to memorize this little gem. more about what this feast day is all about can be found over here on the lifeteen blog. 




3 friskies:

Natasha said...

Love the seasonal decor! And your nativity is precious! I especially love your resourceful star!

Caitlin said...

So cute! Smart move going with pre-lit tree!

Caitlin said...

I need to see some pictures of China! Recap it up!