The Christmas tree is up, the lights are shining bright, and everybody in the MyBrownBaby house is getting giddy about December 25, 2009.

The presents are all wrapped in this gorgeous blue, maroon, brown, and sparkly gold wrapping paper I found at Target (I ♥ wrapping paper especially when it’s coordinated. ‘Cause you gotta coordinate.)

I think I might like the ornaments (almost) better than wrapped presents, especially the ones my babies make like this reindeer, which Mari fashioned out of an old ’70s tree light, googly eyes and a few other recyclables…

and this beautiful ballerina, one of the only ones I could find with features that look like my daughters (peep the Afro Alvin Ailey beautiful!)…

and simple, delicate creations, like this bronze leaf I found at Crate & Barrel a few years ago.

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses were such a hit with Santa last year, the girls will probably whip them up again for Christmas ’09.

Our goldendoodle, Teddy, doesn’t seem like he’s in the Christmas spirit just yet.

Perhaps because he remembers that this silliness happened on Christmas Day last year…

He’ll snap out of it, though Mari, Lila, Mari, Nick, and I will make sure of it. And Brian McKnight, too! Enjoy his beautiful rendition of “The Christmas Song,” and make sure you check back on MyBrownBaby tomorrow for a super special treat!

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  1. I love the tree and all the wonderful details! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who uses the word "cordinate" for Christmas!

  2. I mean coordinate.

  3. Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    I am loving that ballerina ornament! I'm also pretty fond of Mari's reindeer, for the obvious reasons, but also because it's one of the cutest things I've ever seen!

    We really need to start collecting some ornaments for our tree. I had forgotten how few we actually have, and our tree is looking a little bare.

    And if I could find a costume little enough to fit our new 2 lb. puppy, I would dress him up like that too 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Patrice-The Soap Seduction

    Beautiful tree and decorations, but I'm feeling those hardwood floors even more:)

  5. Tell Me Thursday

    Awww.. your puppy is adorable!

  6. Love that Gold Leaf and Ballerina but the dog takes the cake. Have a Merry Christmas and hopefully we will meet in 2010.

  7. Brimful Curiosities

    All very festive. You have a lovely tree.

  8. Joyful Mom at

    You have a beautiful tree! Merry Christmas!

  9. Que linda!!!!

  10. I absolutely love coming to your site. I think I'm on your site more than I'm on my own, lol.

    Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us your personal Christmas images. What a delight to see how others celebrate.

  11. I love the ornament and cookie photos. Nice!

  12. I love the ornaments! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  13. Love the pictures! Now why did you have to show your dog? I contemplated getting a dog for the kids. Dang, he is soooo cute! I'm leaning toward a poodle(hypo-allergic). Me and my little assistants put up the tree last night. Some of my glass ornaments went into the trash, 3yo just a little too excited to help. I get excited the week of Xmas! The presents are wrapped except my little diva's bike. Cookie baking tonight! A gingerbread house, dinner sides tomorrow and Nat King Cole Xmas CD! I think I feel a little giddy! Have a great holiday!:)

  14. Great pictures!!! Have a VERY Merry Christmas!

  15. Lovely Christmas Tree and ornaments. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas with Love, Joy and Peace. I'm sure the Teddy will be in Christmas spirit if he has some treats. 🙂

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