Friday, December 30, 2011

My Christmas Gift

 For many years I have admired cow hides!  I have wanted one for a long time but my husband has not!!!  Imagine my surprise when I unwrapped this beauty, bought for me by my husband.  Now that is love!!!  He actually likes it and I am so thrilled with it.  That was a cool Christmas gift!
 The best gift of all though was having all my kids at home for Christmas.  We had such a fun Christmas together.  That is such a special gift.  My eldest graduates from college in May.  We are not sure if we will all be together next Christmas, so this was an extra special blessing!!
I hope your Christmas was wonderful too.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Christmas

 A couple more Christmas groupings!  I hate to say this, but I still have decorations packed away.  Just have not been able to co-ordinate some burly sons to help me get them out!!!  I have done what I can.
This wreath hangs in my kitchen.  Love the gingerbread men!!! Had to snap a picture of the cat lying on the dining room table keeping my kids company while they did their homework.  He is such a sweet social kitty!!  
I hope to get the rest of my decorating done soon.  Nothing like leaving it to the eleventh hour!!!  Now to go and sit down.  I have cleaned my house from top to bottom.  Everybody has their winter flannel sheets on the bed and all is clean for Christmas.  It took me three days and I am completely pooped.
Thanks for visiting!!!  You make my day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Things Christmas

 A few blogs ago, I showed a picture of the Christmas tree ready for decorating.  Here is a picture of it all done.  We always have so much fun putting the ornaments on the tree.  Several are handmade.  I try to add a couple of new ornaments to the tree every year that I have made.  We tend to laugh a lot while putting up the decorations.  I have little picture frames with photo's of the kids in them.  There is always a competition to see who can hang their picture front and center!!!
 I started the tradition a few years ago of having a chocolate christmas tree.  This tree is very popular and I am expected to do it every year.  I go to World Market and buy fine German Chocolate which is then hung on the tree.  Nobody is allowed to take a chocolate until Christmas day.  Then it is fair game and you may help yourself.  Hmmm, quiet delicious.
A little corner decorated with St Nick himself and two reindeer made from wire and beads which come from South Africa.
It is my aim to post a few more Christmas vignettes over the next few days.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.  I hope your decorating is going well.