Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brady's Christmas Tree 2014

Brady received his Christmas tree and packages in the mail today. He sent me the picture above to show me how fun it is all set up. I ordered the 4 1/2 foot tree off of Amazon, and am glad to see how cute it is without additional decorations.

He loves having a Christmas tree, which really makes me happy. He's never wanted one before, but since we are spending Christmas with him this year I insisted that he needed one.

I can't wait until Christmas day when we arrive. It's going to be a grand Christmas with all my children. It's been a few years since that has happened. I cherish those moments when we can all be together with all our busy schedules and the different States we live in. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy 12/13/14

Today is one of those fun consecutive dates. Do you feel lucky?

We've been enjoying a nice holiday season. Decorations are up, shopping is done and packages are wrapped and under the tree or shipped. I've never been this organized - ever. 

It's a nice feeling to not have any worries and know that I am ready for Christmas day. I'm enjoying the holidays much more without stress. I'm loving 2014 holiday season. Are you?

Wishing you a wonderful lucky day! 

Today represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years January 2, 2034 - 1/2/34) and another 89 years for January 2, 2103 - 1/2/3. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Outside Christmas Lights 2014

 I finished my Christmas decorating today!!! Hooray!

I finally had the time and the weather wasn't too bad to get my Christmas lights up.
For a couple of years I've had my lights attached to the garland I string around my house. 

I changed all the lights on the garland this year. To get all the previous lights off the garland, I just grabbed my pliers and cut away at them, until it was all removed. While I was cutting off the lights, I also fluffed the garland boughs. 

The new lights actually came from my old tree decorations. I bought a new pre-lit Christmas tree this year, so I have a ton of multi-colored lights which I used on the garland. It's nice to recycle them and not have to purchase anything new. 
 I love the new lights. All of the colors look brighter and every light strand works - which is a huge plus. 
A glowing picture of my Christmas Garland.

I love that it looks very festive in the daytime and the nighttime. 

It's nice to have it done and now I can just sit back for the rest of the month and enjoy the season.

I also have ALL of my Christmas shopping done. I think that is a first. I haven't wrapped a thing yet. But, after it is wrapped, I will ship most of it to Salt Lake City, because we will be spending Christmas there this year with my youngest son Brady. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Decorations 2014

 This year I bought a new pre-lit, skinny Christmas tree. My other Christmas tree wasn't pre-lit and I've always had multi-colored lights. Plus it was pretty big for the size of my living room. I wanted to change from multi-colored lights to clear too. I found this tree at Big Lots for only $60. I love the size of it and that I didn't have to squish my furniture to accommodate a larger tree this year. 
It's funny that even though the tree is much smaller, I still used all of my Christmas tree decorations. I love over filling my trees with ornaments. I don't have a fireplace mantel so I've always hung the stocking on the side of the fireplace. 
 Here is looking from the Christmas tree to the other side of my living room. 
 A couple of nativities. 
 A larger white nativity on the piano. It's washed out in the photo but it is absolutely a beautiful set. I couldn't get a clearer pictures, sorry. 
 On the table, I have a set of metal reindeer, a metal sleigh and the cutest Santa (also washed out in the photo). The lighting was horrible to take pictures. I may try again when it is dark outside). 
 In my kitchen, I have a couple of Christmas gingerbread men, a gingerbread T-pot, a "cookies for Santa" plate. Also a couple of winter scene pictures on top of the stove. 
 This snowman winter scene is in front of the kitchen sink. 
 This is on the breakfast bar.
 Nut crackers on top of the refrigerator. 
My dining table and the window.

I've finished decorating the inside of my home and put away all the totes. Now I just need to get the lights on the house outside. It's always beautiful when it's done. Now I have a month to enjoy all the beauty of Christmas.


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