Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Feeling the Itch

I'm starting to feel the itch. No, not THAT itch. Ewww...  (weirdo) The need to take down all my Christmas decorations. I start to feel the itch on the 26th. Christmas is over and I'm starting to get ready for the new year. I always feel that if I start the new year clean and organized I don't have to stress.

But I am waiting. I don't want to rush myself or SL, my hubby. However, I'm ready for it all to be gone! I have heard that it is supposed to be good luck to leave the tree up until the new year, but I don't think I can. If I take it down my two year will stop throwing the ornaments around the room.  Ahh... Peace. How long do you leave your decorations up?  Or are you that neighbor who leaves them up on your house for weeks after Christmas? 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

He came to get messy.

Do you ever feel that God is nowhere near and cant understand your pain? Over 2000 years ago, Jesus, Gods Son, came into the world, not as royalty but as a baby born in a stable full of muck and animals. This video reminds us with powerful imagery of the sacrifice that Jesus made by humbling himself to become one of us. It was a dirty job and he didn't have to do it but the world is changed because he did.

So let's not get caught up in gifts we need to give, and all the things that need to be accomplished. Look at all the wrapping paper covering the floor and remember why we celebrate.

Let me know how you remind yourself of Jesus' birth this time of year. Leave comments so that all can be encouraged to remember Him.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Punk

My little guy, so sweet, so innocent, so 2! Trying to take pictures in front of the tree turned out to be torture for all.
He loves the dogs new bed. I'm so glad it was new and still clean.

I was attempting to catch him as he popped up on the other side of the ottoman. All I got was this toy.

However, this is my favorite picture.
With all the toys he has, he has never  had as much fun with them as he did with this....

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Wreath

WOW! I am really slow. I said I was going to post this last week, and I never did. I'm a really bad part time blogger. How sad. Well, here is what I started with.

After an hour, some hot glue, and about 500 coffee filters I ended up with this.
Wow, that is a really bright picture. I really like the way it turned out. I however am not liking the ribbon attached to it. I'll have to figure something else for that.
What decorations have you made this Christmas season?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree... Oh NO!!

I finally finished my tree. I did have my tree finished a week ago, until the accident.

Yes, I killed my tree.
I'm guilty.
We had this tree for 6 years. It was the tree we got our first Christmas as a married couple.
I thought that was a pretty good run.
I must admit. I hated that tree. It was not a pre-lit tree. I HATE stringing lights so I make my husband do it every year.

Back to how it died.
I was placing the curly things on top and I heard a loud crack in the plastic base.
It was already cracked but we put it up anyways. Try to get one more year out of it.
It didn't last.
It fell right over on to my feet as I sat watching Oprah's favorite things. (Does anyone else get emotional  watching other people receive amazing things? No? Just me? Ok....)

So to the store hubby went to get a new one. He picked a good one too. 7ft Pre-lit, beautiful. 
Oh Happy Day! 

After taking all the ornaments off of the broken tree and placing them on the new tree, this was our results. 

Tomorrow I will show you what I made out of this.....

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