Friday, November 25, 2011

Erection Day!

This is my favorite time... the last quarter of the year. With October's costume planning/scary movies/sugar overloads, then November's time for Fall colors/giving thanks/delicious meals/friends and family, then there is.... the magic of December. The beautiful end of a full year. The sights/sounds/smells and the smiling happy faces...and the anticipation of what that jolly old elf Santa will bring us under our tree, is.... electrifying.

We celebrate our Lord's birthday this month!

Today, the tree is erected. Yes, the enormously rousing "erection day". (Sounds kind of dirty doesnt it? Erecting the tree does bring me great pleasure.) Day after Thanksgiving the morning coffee is made, cinnamon rolls hot from the oven and Christmas tree trimmings brought down from the attic.

I love this martini mixing Santa.

The tree this year? Use #101 for a Pez dispenser... cover your Christmas tree in them.
(Got about 90 of them on the tree before my hands got tired of wiring them on.)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Looking forward to friends and family, big warm sweaters, knee socks, late night gift wrapping, delicious deserts, Christmas light drive throughs, the annual picture with Santa, baking cookies and everything else that comes with it!

Most of all, celebrating the birth of Jesus! What a birthday to celebrate!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am thankful...

I wonder how many people truly are "thankful" in every sense of the word? Give thanks everyday... no matter who you are or where you are in life, there is always something to be thankful for, even the smallest of things. I am thankful and blessed in so many ways.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I cannot believe this year has gone by so fast! We are now flying towards seeing that old familiar fat guy in red.
Woo-hoo! The lights, baking smells, sounds and little lit up happy faces are a wonderful climax to the end of a full year!

Now its time to get the tree up and tune the radio in to Chrsitmas tunes (which by the way, the radio in my car  has been for several days before Thanksgiving hit... found by accident, I was beside myself when I heard the Grinch Christmas tune fill my cars interior.... one word... awesome). Oh the crafts, the baking, the gift wrapping, seeing family and friends... can I get a hell yeah?!

Speaking of crafts, my cousin in Washington crochets the most fabulous beanies/hats for newborns-adults (look for her on Facebook - "The Hat Rack"), she inspired me to try out a hat of my own... after several choice words and ripping the yarn stitches apart several times... two days later I ended up with one cupcake hat that my oldest is now the owner of. (My cousin made this look so easy! Well its not. She is just really talented.)

Tutorial for cupcake beanie found HERE 

Now I am off into the abyss of holiday greatness!
So very thankful...

First fire of the season.... love.