Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Once again, this year, our family was sweet enough to remember the Daughter we wait for. We love the gifts they got her. I hope that, after 2 Christmases waiting, next year she will be here to open up her gifts herself =).
Monday, December 22, 2008
Christy and I have been friends since middle school and we graduated together wayyyy back in 1992
We always have a lot of fun together =)
And now, for a little more Christmas around my house...
I just found this little Irish Pub the other night and had to get it because it reminded me of the trip we took in 2005. Doug and I spent 9 days driving literally from one side of Ireland to the other (landed in Shannon..left from Dublin) staying in bed and breakfast inns in small towns all along the way. It was the best trip ever..at least until China =).
Here's my little "coffee shop" in the kitchen
Speaking of trips, we got this ornament from our awesome trip to Savannah earlier this year....which was right after...
We lost my sweet boy Ozzie in May of this year. I still miss him like crazy.
I got this Angel last year. I thought she looked very "Irish" in her plaid dress, which is why I got her...of course.
I thought I needed to do something with the top of my tv armoire so I just used some evergreen garland with red berries and pine cones and clear faceted lights like the ones on my tree. I left my oil lamps where they were because I liked the way they looked mixed in with the greenery. Not the best photo but you get the picture (pardon the pun).
This little silver bell was my Grandmothers. It's been one of my favorite Christmas fixtures for as long as I can remember. It is probably 50 years old . She got it when my Grampa was stationed overseas with the Army...I'm guessing when they lived in Germany because it's musical and according to the label on the bottom it plays "Stille Nacht" instead of "Silent Night" ; ).
Even my bathroom got a touch of Christmas...
I got this cute Gingerbread house for my kitchen at H*llmark this year.
It plays "the Dance of the Sugarplum Faerie"
Jamey loves it. Everytime he comes over he pushes the button and bounces around to the music...recently we've been working on some ballet moves (his daddy loves this). You'll notice he manages to keep it masculine with a hockey themed outfit.
Make sure you scroll down and turn off the music player before
you view the video clip.=)
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We had a small Christmas get-together with some looooong time friends who were in from Florida ( well, besides Jess who's moved back to Ky. permanently). It's hard to describe who these people are to me. I mean, they're friends, but they're much more than that. I've known these people since I was, maybe, ten years old. And somehow I've gotten lucky enough that they've just kind of adopted me as their own, so they're like Aunts and Uncles and Grandparents and Cousins...you get the picture. Anyway I love these folks, and we had a really great time tonight.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
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