Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas

This is the first time we have had a fireplace to hang our stockings!
Will have all the kids together by tomorrow night. The plan is to spend a quiet Christmas and enjoy having family together.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 19, 2016

On the front porch

Santa greets you as you come to the front door - the wreath lights up at night

There is a cart full of ornaments beside the door

moving across to the middle of the porch - this little tree has colored lights on it at night - these are the only colored lights I have - everything else has white lights. (I would have left these all white too but hubby set it up)

This tall, skinny tree also lights up at night

Another Santa greets you on the side porch

The wreath I have on the side door (I think I showed both wreaths a few posts back when I made them - the red and white one is on the front door. I failed to take a photo of it when I was taking these)

Another cart of ornaments by the side door. The plant in the corner, along with all the other potted plants on the porch, have been moved to the garage due to freezing temps the last few days. 

I was really not feeling the whole Christmas thing and didn't really want to get everything out and decorate but hubby and the kidlet pulled everything out over Thanksgiving so I played along and we got it all done. It really does look pretty at night.

We picked up baby boy and his bride Saturday night (I think technically it was Sunday morning) after their flight was delayed by three hours. We had already left the house before the delay was called so we took the middle kidlet to dinner and hung out with him until time to head to the airport. They landed just after midnight and we made it home right at 3:00am. We are enjoying them here for a few days, then we will have to share them for a few days but they will be back for Christmas and the other two will be here by then. Love it when they can all be here together - it doesn't happen often so we try to soak it all in while they are here. It always seems to pass by so quickly!

Hope you are having a great week!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New this year

There are a few new ornaments on the tree this year

All were from kits I purchased at quilt festival in November - and I actually got them finished and on the tree this year!
Are you ready for Christmas? I'm so not ready!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A little Christmas Outside

 Picked up this little cutie the other day ( on sale - 70% off!)

 In the daytime - I need to download the rest of the pictures from the porch in daytime.

 Need to light up that gable on the left side but we ran out of lights - maybe next year

We did have enough to go all the way around the porch. I love my porch!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas 2106

Thought I would show you our trees for this year. They are basically the same as years past but in a different location.

 First there is my little sweet tree. I have it on the bar in the kitchen this year.

 Also in the kitchen this year is one of the 'twin' trees that used to be in my dining room (no dining room here)

  The other 'twin' is hanging out next to the fireplace in the family room.

The fireman tree is also in a corner of the family room. (it's a big room)

 The little feather tree is on the desk in the back/side entry.

The little wire tree is again in the master bedroom.

and then there is the big tree. We have the family room kind of divided and we are using part of it as a dining room. We turned the table in the other direction and put the big tree behind the sofa. I can't get a shot of the whole tree without moving furniture so I'm showing the top

and the bottom. :)
I have a few new ornaments on the tree this year. I will try to show those later along with pictures of the outside of the house. 
We get to have all the 'kids' for Christmas again this year. Love it when they are all in the house together!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's getting a bit nippy outside!

The weather has finally caught up with the calendar around here. Cold and rainy here this weekend. 
We will have to turn the heat on soon - supposed to see 20s at the end of the week (didn't see much of that in Houston!)
This might not seem like such a big deal to some of you but to me it is huge - hubby got out in the garage yesterday and moved stuff around so I could finally park in there just in time for winter! I've been parking on the street ever since we moved in.
Still have a long way to go before he will be able to park inside but he is sweet enough to let me have the only inside spot!
I'm still not all unpacked and put away but I've been working on holiday decorating and shopping. Not anywhere close to being finished with unpacking or shopping but I'm done with decorating. I need to get the pictures from my phone to my computer then I will do a post with holiday photos - hopefully one day this week.