Well, I had every good intention of posting the day after my last post, however, my world
doesn't always cooperate with my intentions! lol
Last weekend started with a visit from Santa on the big yellow fire truck! I love living in a little town where Santa will personally come to see you, knows where the kids live and stops to "chat"! (all the pictures are clickable for bigness!)
After Santa came, we left to go and pick out a new washer and dryer - an expense that we REALLY didn't need this year as we had to replace two refrigerators and my car already this year! UGH!
Here are my new additions! I can NOT SAY ENOUGH about these two machines - they were way more expensive than I had planned, but I was convinced by my very trusted repairman to buy these especially with my large family. I find myself standing there watching them sometimes - it is amazing how much they hold, how quickly they spin and how fast these massive loads of wash dry! I am a dork - I have been told by my children!
After the purchase of the very expensivenew laundry appliances we went to the tree farm to pick out our tree. It was a gorgeous day, a bit cold, but no snow and the sun was shining. The girls had fun walking around looking for the perfect tree...
When it was found, Lyss helped dh with the cutting and hauling...
and it is looking just lovely all decorated...
I just love decorating the tree because most of the ornaments are handmade and bring back some lovely memories. This year the two youngest decorated the whole tree (except for the very top) themselves - I think they did a great job. Oh! and I came across this
really neat ornament on the Mason Dixon KAL
site - I think I may have to make one. I wish the person that made it had a blog - I'd love to see what else she has come up with :)
DH said he was NOT going to decorate the outside of the house this year for a number of reasons. Guess what?.... I couldn't find him on Sunday because he was on the roof hanging the lights! lol I'll take a picture next time I'm outside at night with the camera - on second thought I'll have to make an effort to get outside with the camera at night.
I found this little guy while Christmas shopping and he begged to come home with me!
The box said he was made in Germany. He is incredibly cute and will live on my desk :)
Lyss had her wisdom teeth out yesterday and my little Beau had his broken front tooth removed yesterday, so they were patients together on the couch last night and again today. Lyss' were bony impacted, so she is in some serious pain with some swelling and the poor little puppy broke his tooth while playing ball - he hit it on a rock :(
So I am off from work today, in my nice comfy sweats and thick cushy socks. It is bitterly cold outside, so Lyss, Beau and I will snuggle up and watch Disney movies today - maybe some knitting too!
Tomorrow I will have to get back to reality - you know the reality that Christmas is in two weeks and I'm not even HALF DONE with my shopping!
I have updated the picture page of squares for Jenn's Blanket. I received some more absolutely gorgeous squares! I'm sorry I haven't written to each of you yet, but I will soon, I promise! Thank you so much!