|Last Year's Upstairs Tree -|
When it comes to Christmas trees; he is really good at decorating them. This comes from his boyhood. He had a brother in law that decorated trees at the ZCMI store and my husband would often help him. My family on the other hand would bring the tree home and throw the decorations on. At first I used to be frustrated when I would arrange something in our home and my husband would re-arrange it. However it always did look better his way. Over the years I have been doing more of the decorating and have learned a lot from him. He has encouraged me in this endeavor. When it comes to Christmas my husband usually doesn't have time to really help me with the tree; but if he did I can assure you it would be extra beautiful. This year we decided that we needed a new tree for our downstairs family room. Some of the old tree's lights were out. We put this tree up before we left for Missouri for Thanksgiving.
One thing about me is that I have a stubborn streak. I want my Christmas Tree up and the house decorated before December 1st; not the day after. Regretfully, as soon as we arrived home from Missouri my husband packed his bags and was off to Dallas, Texas for two days of meetings. Due to the fact that I have had a back problem; I wanted him to get the Christmas decorations out and the upstairs Christmas Tree up before he left. He didn't have time.
I thought to myself. I will surprise him by getting the decorating completed while he is gone. I asked a young man in our church to come over and help me get the decorations out and the tree up. We got the tree up and as he left; I kept looking at the tree and thinking, it just doesn't look like the same tree. Yup; you guessed it; it wasn't; It was the old tree.
|Downstairs Stuffed Animal Tree ~|
Our Cabbage Patch Dolls
My husband and I have a tradition that every year we try to get a Santa gift that is unusual. One year we gave each other a cabbage patch doll. It was so fun because we didn't know that we both were doing the same thing. Here is a picture of our Cabbage Patch Dolls at the base of our stuffed animal tree. I bought them new outfits this year. We also collected Garfield's for a number of years; so I have several of them on this tree.
I recently received a blog award from Our Life's Adventures Blog. This is one of my favorite blogs to follow. Anna-Marie home schools and has such fun adventures with her children. Check her blog out. Thanks for the award Anna-Marie.
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1. I love chocolate
2. I am not a morning person
3. I love to read romantic novels written by a PG authors
4. I enjoy going to movies with my husband
5. I enjoy writing family histories
6. I love to journal
7. I love country music; especially Faith Hill
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