Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Here was my thoughts this year on Christmas decor... the less I put up the less I have to take down with 3 small chillins..... but I had to put up at least a little something to have some Christmas feeling around the house.
So here is my before baby-nesting project...
branches & curly willow + white spray paint =
a place to hang all the pictures & cards from Family & friends & a "tree" to put the gifts around.
My Father-in- law looked at me very strangely as I was walking, no more like waddling around the farm picking up branches and cutting evergreen trimmings one COLD day before Thaddeus was born.
A little birdie and nest found here a couple of weeks ago
Wrapping gifts is something I have always really enjoyed. It seems though in the past few years that I am running so behind that I am throwing gifts in boxes & bags and grimacing at the sight, wishing I would have planned better to enjoy wrapping each gift for each special person that is to receive it.
This year ......I had to think AHEAD ....
with baby coming!!!
I had all my shopping DONE before Thanksgiving!!!
So instead of shopping I got started on wrapping.....
and finished the night before Baby joined our family!
Funny how your body just knows baby was soon to come ... I went a little crazy the night before and couldn't leave a single thing out. I HAD to put it all away as my Hubby, Dad & Mom watched from afar... not wanting to interfere with my crazy mission
Added some boyish touches for a dear nephew
I put out Arabella & Orrin stockings
and My Mama helped me by whipping this one out for Baby Thaddeus
Thank you Rachel for the sweater...Reuse...Repurpose...
All the beautiful faces of friends & family hanging on the branches
The rest is a few more Christmas touches I put out here & there
Of course the beloved manger scene is out and in daily use
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Playing "train" with my sister & brother