Deck the Halls (aka The Joy of Sox)

BooMama is once again hosting the Christmas Tour of Homes. Here are some pictures of our home all decked out with twinkles. First, some favorites of young children in our home. The carousel sings different Christmas songs and twirls around, and the Santas, of course, come apart to be stacked together.

Here are some sweet angels standing guard over the manger scene that I bought about a million years ago when I was an Avon lady.

Next, here’s my blogging spot this time of year. What could be better than blogging in the tree-lit corner surrounded by the peace that descends at the end of a busy day?

Here’s our very-full stairway railing –we have two new stockings this year — how very fun! And finally, the sweet people who enjoy this Christmas hoopla almost as much as I do.

New readers may also enjoy some of my other Christmas posts:
Gift idea: make your own crystal decorations
Gift idea: Bean soup mix in a jar
Craft idea: Snowflake ornaments
Yummy Christmas morning breakfast

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  1. I loved every single photo…especially the stockings, and the beautiful children who make it a special holiday!

    Merry Christmas,


  2. Your children are beautiful! That is a great picture.
    Merry Christmas

  3. I love your stairwell, Mary! And wow- those kids have grown SO much since last year. Here is wishing you guys an amazingly wonderful Christmas 🙂

  4. What a beautiful blogging spot!

  5. I love all the stockings! I bet you guys have an amazing time on Christmas morning! I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Better get a taller house with a longer staircase! 🙂 Beautiful tree, beautiful family. Merry Christmas!

  7. Lovely decor and super family photo!!

    Mine’s posted. I have two versions.

    A thumbnail short version
    slide show long version.

  8. OOOOOOOOOOOOOH! I just love all those stockings. And all those pretty children, too!

  9. Enjoyed my visit!

  10. Your family is so lovely and it pricked my heart to see ALL of those stockings! Merry Christmas Mary.

  11. What a beautiful bunch you have…may God’s glory continue to shine on you and may you reflect his love and joy to all.

    blessings and Merry Christmas!

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted
    *waiting on a Guatemalan adoption

  12. What a neat place to hang stockings! I love the different angels.

  13. What a beautiful family.

    And…everyone is smiling for the camera!! Now, how do you do that? I can’t even get 4 to smile at the same time!

  14. What a great family pic. I have not been able to get one of my two!

  15. Wow, what a gorgeous family! 😀

  16. How very lovely. Thanks for the tour! Blessings on you and yours…

  17. Wow, the kids all look gorgeous! Congrats on the wonderful family photo. I loved the house tour, too.

  18. beautiful thank you for inviting us to tour your home

  19. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I love it all! Merry Christmas!

  20. What a fabulous family picture!! Everybody looks so, so fine. And I love the photos climbing up your stairs…

    Your tree is huge and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your home, Mary! Merry Christmas to all of you!

  21. I want more babies!!! What a great family you have! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Your stairway is a reminder of what blessings our children are. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.

  23. I love how you have displayed your family photos on the stairwell behind your stockings… I feel inspired!

  24. What a beautiful home and family!

    Merry Christmas

  25. Thanks for the tip about the sewing machine. It feels, and sounds, like a new machine.

    I love your stair with all of the pictures.

  26. What a beautiful family you have! May God bless your home this Christmas and may your stockings increase!


  27. Just Lovely as is your family! Thank you for sharing!
    Merry Christmas,

  28. Such a beautiful, happy family!

  29. Your family is beautiful! And your home looks so festive.

  30. What a lovely home, I love your nesting Santas – I have some too. Merry Christmas to you and yours, from Northern Ireland.

  31. Just lovely! I love all the stockings lined up on the rail. Made me smile! :v)

  32. All those stockings on the stairwell say it all! I can tell you home is blessed and happy!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  33. I love your header as well as todays tour. Your family is beautiful as is your home.

  34. Beautiful pictures!! I love the family pictures going up the stairway. We do that at our house too.

  35. Beautiful! I love seeing how other people decorate for Christmas!

  36. bloginmyeye says:

    Love the stockings on the staircase (And the family photo gallery behind them!) Thanks for participating.

  37. What a precious family! Congrats on the two new stockings…so happy for you all! Merry Christmas!

  38. God bless you that you even have time to decorate for Christmas! You really do have a beautiful family.

  39. What an awesome picture.

  40. You have a lovely home & such a nice family… You are blessed. Thanks for the tour..

  41. Your tree is beautiful. And so are your kids. Just a gorgeous family!

  42. I love the staircase, its beautiful! the tree is gorgeous, you have a wonderful looking family!

  43. Your family is so beautiful it makes my heart squeeze!

  44. Merry Christmas! I love the way you hung your pictures in the stairway and the stockings are great on the staircase!

    Thanks for the tour!

  45. love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Very cosy decoration and such a nice picture of the children !

  47. Beautiful decorations & a gorgeous group of children! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

    Jennifer 🙂

  48. Beautiful home & beautiful children – you don’t need me to tell you how blessed you are!

    Merry Christmas!

  49. I really like your angels!

    Merry Christmas!

  50. I love how the stockings are hung on the stairsteps with care and all the row of beautiful children’s pictures are hung with a flair!! God bless you everyone! Thanks for sharing!