Friday, December 17, 2010

Things always seem to get busiest around the holidays.

Last week we went to cut down our Christmas Tree. It was a very fun time. Me, my husband, our daughter Allison, and son Ricky went to my hometown and cut down a tree. We always get a Blue Spruce that is big around and very full. This year I tried explaining that I wanted a skinnier tree than usual so I wouldn't have to rearrange the house for the holidays. We chose a tree, cut it down, and brought it home. This was on Saturday. Sunday, after church, I spent several hours rearranging furniture before we finally brought the tree in the house and set it up. 1400 lights, over 120 yards of garland, and more than 250 balls later, we have a beautiful large tree in our front room. (Pictures below)

Tonight is the beginning of our shopping. For some unknown reason, we usually put off shopping until about one week before Christmas. Maybe it's because when we got together over 12 years ago, we had seven very nosy children and it was the only way to hide what they we getting. Or maybe it's because when we decided that we were going to become a family, we found a large house to rent and all moved in together right before Christmas. I can remember me and Jude (my husband) asking his parents to babysit for us the morning and early afternoon on Christmas Eve. We went out shopping and bought way too many gifts for all seven kids in one day. We spent the entire night wrapping gifts.

 Here is a little freebie for you.

Pictures of our tree.

I joined a new store, Lollipops N Gumdrops. I have just started getting my kits in the store. They will all be on sale until December 31st. 

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [18 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Christmas - Elements/Papers post on Dec. 18, 2010. Thanks again.


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