Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Everywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again,
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

(I used to love to listen to this song sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks as a little girl).

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. We had a very nice one and traveled about an hour away to my parents, my 3 siblings and their families managed to make it. It's always fun to catch up and my mom always pulls off this huge event so well. You know I brought my camera and didn't take 1 picture!

Christmas has changed a fair amount from when I was growing up in the 1960's and 70's. I'm kind of old school about it all and don't start decorating for this holiday until after Thanksgiving....

So decorate we did this weekend! My assistant Grace helped me bring out the bling to welcome our favorite holiday.


Being married for 20 years now, we've got quite the collection of Christmas decorations...some old, and some new. My kids have their own trees in their rooms and I let them pick out what they'd like. Will has a Lightning McQueen tree and Grace's ornaments are mostly pink and purplicious in color and very girly girl...we give them both a new ornament for their trees each year. We still have to put up our live tree and most likely that will happen next weekend.




And it's not only our house that looks festive, so does my blog. A huge thank you to Lisa for helping me with the new design!!!!

23 kind words:

Karen said...

LOVE the festive new look!
Scrumptious photos, (as always)-
I bet you and Grace had some fun getting your Christmas sparkle on! ;)

Marla said...

Oh, I LOVE all your decor! Very pretty and so festive. Love the new bloggy look too, I popped by earlier to see it, a little birdie told me about it. :)

Have a great week!!

Super Mommy said...

Yes indeed your blog is festive! I love your decorations...especially the banner!!

Colleen said...

Love it!!! You put me in the mood sweet friend : )
Love the new look...I am shopping for a new look so Miss L can vamp me out too!!!!
{{{{hug}}}}} Call me this week...Livi is back in school so I can stop boozing it....well now that wasn't nice was it : P

Courtney said...

Your house looke incredible. Enjoy the holiday season.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the new look and the photos are amazing..
Love how you decorate for the holidays..
BEAUTIFUL...
Have a great week..
Love ya...

Jodee Leader said...

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful! I love your new blog look too!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Looks like you had a festive day getting your home all Christmassy with Grace. Love the new blog design! All of your decorations look so lovely.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The house looks GORGEOUS:) You and your assistant did a fantastic job making everything look festive..... Now how about you two hop on a plane and come help me?? I need to get the inside of this house decorated:)

Have a wonderful week my friend!!

xoxo,

Lisa

a Tonggu Momma said...

Beautiful home, beautiful blog. I haven't decorated ANYTHING yet. *sigh*

Missy said...

I am in awe of your decor!!! I wish I were that together this year, but we are sooo behind. Your post puts me in a festive mood. I love your new blogover! :)

Margaret M said...

Gorgeous! Love, love, love the blog design and decorations!

Casey said...

LOVE LOVE the blog!! It looks fantastic. And the decorations look so beautiful. I need to get on that! :)

Michelle said...

Your home looks beautiful, as does your new blogover!! Lisa did a fabulous job!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- your new look is gorgeous! And I love all your photos! Wish you and Grace would come and help me with decorating! :)

Have a great week!

Janet

Kayce said...

SO beautiful Gail! I love all the colors. Your new blog look is wonderful!!

Gavin's Family said...

Love, love, love the makeover!
I'm with you, Thanksgiving needs to have it's own day and then we can focus on Christmas. Being in retail for many years it always bummed me out when we would pull Christmas out in October. And we were one of the last places in town to decorate.
Happy tree hunting!

Love Letters To China said...

Love your blog! Was wondering if you could share how you create your multiple photo layout (sorry if you've answered this question in a previous post). I love how you display more than one photo together.

Thanks!

Robin said...

LOVE your new blog look ... I am going to have to give you girls a call & get some tips on how to show my little blog some lovin' :)) you holiday pictures really look amazing! I was so bummed about not having our little guy this Christmas & I was debating about putting all the decorations up ... but you have put me in the holiday mood. I'm decorating tomorrow :)) Thanks!!

jennifer said...

Everything looks beautiful! Your pics are so gorgeous.

Wanda said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful. I just love the stocking, monogrammed with each name and hung on PEACE. Just beautiful!

Wanda (at Last...)
(friend of Christina's)

Colleen said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Love it all!!!!

Dita said...

OH, Gail.....I could stand in your house for hours and look at every nook and cranney of these beautiful decorations...I'd ask you every detail of where and when you found them.

You are really putting me in the mood for the holiday, you know!

Just gorgeous!

 
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