As promised I will show you my dining room decorated for Christmas. Again I really tried to simplify. I'm still not there completely, but it is less than most years. So instead of talking I'll just post pictures. :-) Most of these pics had to be taken with a flash and this room is not this bright. I will be adding a few close up shots on my Picturetrail. I'm still working on it since I worked the weekend I didn't have time to update it.
I did end up giving in and bought a new tree for the living room. The boys like it now so I guess it was worth it. I ended up moving the German twig tree to my bedroom and decorating it how I wanted. So all of us are happy. :-)