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Keeping up with the Obamas
Posted 10:33 AM on Tue-7-Dec-2010

We put up our family's Christmas tree last night. The first question before we began was where to put it? It seems every year we have a different place for it – the legacy of living in a house that's mid-renovation. After several rethinks we decided on plonking it to one side of the lounge. It turned out to be a great choice as the tree can now be seen from the lounge, the dining room, the deck, the front door and Mars (well, there are a LOT of lights on that tree!). After stringing around the lights, the boys went to work putting on the ornaments and it is now a thing of beauty. So every evening my boys will be willing the sun to go down so that they can turn on those lights. I think the cat has already developed a nervous twitch from watching them too much alt


But I don't think our festive decorations will quite match up to these – a sneak peek at the White House Christmas decorations for 2010.


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The official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room. The theme this year is “Simple Gifts”. Our theme is “put all the beautiful decorations at the front of the tree and hide the made-at-kindy ones at the back”.


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The White House Christmas tree arrives on a traditional cart pulled by Clydesdale horses. Our tree arrived from the spare room wardrobe, pulled by mother.


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The gingerbread house – um, yeah, sure. Mine looks just like that one. This one is a white chocolate replica of the White House with marzipan miniatures of the family dog, Bo, and the kitchen garden. Like, I said, just like mine …


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The Cross Hall. Keeping up with the Obamas looks like it's going to be a hard task this Christmas.

 


Posted by JulieKidspotter


Comments (4)
naenae82 - 9:51 PM on Tue-7-Dec-2010  
omg wow wicked that is amazing i hope the person who decorated got payed thousands lol an the house totally amazing wow hope they payed thousands for that too lol
GoMummyJo - 2:14 PM on Tue-7-Dec-2010  
wonder how Santa knows which tree to put the gifts under?

I'm a less is more kind of Christmas decorator. We have a toy Santa on top of the tv at the moment and that will be it til this or next weekend when the Mr takes the kids to get a real tree. Apart from that, we have a string of lights up in the portaco.
lotsakids - 1:59 PM on Tue-7-Dec-2010  
wow
SarahK - 1:33 PM on Tue-7-Dec-2010  
Wow that looks amazing!!! i would love my house to be decorated like that!!
Im with you there julie! Hahahahaha!!!


   
 
 
 
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