Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant.

The lights are now officially on the house. That part is downsized for sure. It was so simple, and the picture just doesn't do it justice...because it's very cute.

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We cleared off the mantle to decorate yesterday morning and Emily just knew we did it for her.

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And then I spent yesterday afternoon making something I'd read about in Better Homes and Gardens last week: a paper chain garland!

So kindergarten circa 1970!

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Other things I did during this long weekend:
  • Watched Season 2 of The West Wing.
  • Watched Hancock (which honestly I hated.)
  • went to Walgreens a dozen times.
  • Ate enough turkey to make me decide we're having beef tenderloin for Christmas.
  • Became addicted to Super Mario Galaxy, complements of my brother.
  • Watched a Christmas movie starring Randy Travis. No joke. And it's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back, for which I am sad. But what's done is done.
P.S. Again the title is from a Christmas movie. Guesses?


SassyCassie said...

Dude, your brother looks like an adult!

Love the decorations!

Stephanie said...

Glad you liked the ornament idea. I recieved one from my good friend next door and I hang it up every year with thoughts of our friendship:) I love the paper chain idea. That is great!! I might have to get the kids in on that one:)
Have a wonderful Holiday!!

April said...

Yes, thank you! We made them this morning and the house smells so wonderful!