Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's Christmas at our House!!

Hi!! Welcome!! Take you coat off and stay awhile. Get comfy, look around. Have some peppermint bark and hot chocolate. (Peppermint Bark Recipe to come- it's SUPER easy!)
Oh, you don't like peppermint, that's fine there are cupcakes right here.

What's that? They are dry and hard?

Well that's b/c they are made from styrofoam, caulking and beads. You silly thing, I didn't say to eat them, I was just showing you where they were!! (My Dad made them!! Aren't they great??)

My Longaberger snowman, my Dad made his face for me. I love him. I meant the snowman but I LOVE MY DAD TOO!

My Boyd's Bear Santa, we got him at Boyds Bear Country in TN. Isn't he cute? I have a lot of Boyds Bears. There are some all over the house. That's the train there in front of Santa.

And here is Tree #1 (of 3.5). This is the 'present' tree. The others are not for presents. Anything and everything goes on this tree. Although she is cut off the tree topper is an Angel Boyds Bear.

Really, is any tree complete without a little leopard print?

Here is our Advent Calendar, (more on this later). Can you tell what it's made from? It's new this year. I didn't have it finished in this picture but you get the idea.

Tree #2 is ONLY Red, Green and White Ornaments. It's a new addition this year. I really LOVE IT!! Our village sits under this tree, but as Hubby put it - Hurricane Emily and Killer (our cats, they were BOGO Free!!) are trashing the Village. This tree is in our dining room.

This is my Jim Shore Snowman, I love him!! My parents bought him for me last year. Oh, and that's M2 in the picture behind the snowman. Nothin' cuter is there?
Tree #3 - This is MY FAVORITE TREE EVER!! It's ONLY SNOWMEN!! Yep, nothing but SNOWMEN!! In fact this whole room is NOTHING BUT SNOWMEN! See everything sitting under the tree? ALL SNOWMEN!!

Tree # .5 is a little tree in M1's room. I don't have a picture of it but he thinks 'It's bootful'!!
There are so many other decorations I would love to show you but this post has taken me FOREVER to do! Is there no easy way to add pictures into a post? Stop back for more on my Peppermint Bark and Advent Calendar.

Kimba is hosting an Open House, if you haven't aleady stop by her blog.... http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/


april kennedy said...

oh your trees look so beautiful! I gave up on multiple trees and themed trees once second child came! No ours is a free for all...at least I tell the kids that...but in reality only half of the ornaments we own make it on the tree! we got it flocked this year...already cussing out that decision! although it is pretty. I am going to try to post a pic of it this week.

thanks for the info on the back scratcher...i ended up finding a 'golf club' looking one on a different website! he will be super excited!

ohhh...and i loved the First Born post...we had a lot of similarities...like the throwing up the whole time! same thing happened with my second...so he was my last! at least that is what I keep telling myself!

beth at aunties said...

The tree is so much like the ones of our past with little ones... I really loved your advent calendar!

Merry Christmas!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your decorations are so pretty.
I hope you'll visit my blog soon. I've had giveaway's every Friday in December.