Happy Holidays to everyone! I was going to go take a picture of my desk but decided against it today because I have a project on it that I am making as a Christmas gift and since all my kids and family read the blog I don't want to give up the surprise. This year my daughter and I decided that a homemade gift giving was the way to go and unfortunately I procrastinated a little longer then I should have. Anyway in lieu of a desk I will show you some of the other stuff I have been up to this week! If you are new to my blog then you are probably asking yourself what the hell I am talking about. Take at look at Julia's blog Stamping Ground and she will explain it all!
First picture I want to share is a picture of my new Christmas tree this year. I have been decorating a 7-1/2 foot tree for years but this year with health issues etc. I decided to downgrade a bit to a 5 foot tree and fewer ornaments. I have about 400 lights on the tree and I have no idea how many ornaments. All of them (except for a few) are snowmen except for the plain jane red, green, and gold balls!
Don't you just love Snowmen? I have a few in various sizes so I set a few of the stuffed ones about under the tree too! I was asked by my husband to stand by the tree and since he was so nice to take the pictures for me I couldn't refuse!
Not to be outdone the tree topper is also a snowman we have had for umpteen million years. See the pictures of the children toward the lower left of the tree? Those are my no longer babies Heather (32 years old) and Chad (35). I love hanging those each year...memories. Remember that old Barbara Striesand song from the 1970's, The Way We Were?
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
I just love that song... I guess if you are going to become a blathering sentimental fool this is the time of year to do it!
Not to be forgotten I carried my Snowman theme to outside the house this year too! Here is a full front picture. My daughter came over and climbed the ladder to put the icicle lights on the guttering around the front step and the first tree. I didn't string lights all across the front cause I have a new roof and we didn't want to climb anyway!
I also have been busy baking and making yummy goodies. I have made fruit cakes, fudge, cookies etc. Here is a picture of the chocolate chip cookies I made a couple days ago. One has mint chocolate chips in them and the other has mini M+M's.
One last picture then I am going to find a cup of tea and surf around the web for an hour or so before I go to bed. It is only 2:20am here so I still have plenty of time for a quick look around!
This picture is of my granddaughter Teresa aka big sistah! and Hannah. Aren't they darlings. Teresa gets to go meet the jolly old troublemaker himself today. Can't wait to see those pictures.
Okay as I promised. I am off for a look see! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!