This is actually my favorite part of the holidays. The decoration I love the best is my nativity by Fontanini. We set it up the day after Thanksgiving and keep baby Jesus hidden away until Christmas morning. When my kids were little we’d rotate years as to who would get to place Jesus in his crib on Christmas day. The Three Wisemen make their journey around our house as well and each night when the kids go to bed I move them somewhere else. I also have an advent calendar that is a box with little doors in it. Each day I put a clue in the box and the kids have to go off and find their treat for the day.
I put up a tree in every room. My upstairs trees are less formal then the one in the living room. The ones in the kids’ rooms are themed to their likes and each year as we get out the ornaments they loved as little kids we chat about when we got the ornament. I have garland down the stairs that I wrap with some twinkle lights and bows. I change my hall runners to holiday ones and put out some embroidered table runners that my grandmother and I made when I first got married.
My kitchen is the heart of the holiday for me because we have so many dishes we only eat at this time of year. I change the mugs next to my coffee maker to my Santa ones and the plates over my kitchen window to my holiday themed ones and then I put out my teapot and salt shakers and change my seat covers on the kitchen chairs.
How do you decorate?
Annie Prudhomme never expected to be back in Marietta, MT and her family is fond of reminding her that she left them and the town behind in search of better things. A humiliating divorce that cost her everything she’d gained has driven her back home and her family isn’t about to welcome her back into the fold. She’s in town to rebuild the old home that she inherited and to move on once again.
Carson Scott never forgot Annie or the way she left. Now that she’s back in town he’s realizing that the old flame still burns hot but he can’t risk his heart the way he did last time now that he has his son to think about it.
Being trapped together during a December snowstorm gives them a chance to rekindle their romance but is Annie back for good or is she just looking for a cowboy for Christmas?