Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Decking the Halls

Over Thanksgiving Holiday, Sweet-boy could not wait to get our house festive for December. He gets so excited and can hardly wait to get out the lights. I think it has something to do with the fact that when he was a small boy he would get a strand of lights to run around the house with, plugging in here, stringing there, so he loves it when that box comes out. (I know what a great mom that I gave a 1 year old something to stick in the outlets and drag around the house and still encourage each year.)
The kids love to decorate their tree with all the many ornaments that we have gathered throughout the years. My favorite is the picture frame ones of them from baby to current year that we have on the tree. I love to see how they have changed each year to remember how fast time flies and that I need to enjoy each and every minute.
So we began the task of decorating the tree.
Then the ceremonial placing of the stockings and the kids pictures with Santa. For another great story about the Santa pictures click here.
We take a break to make gingerbread cookies and get that sugar buzz going.The last and most important of all the decorating comes next, the wreathing of my car.
Yes, I put a wreath on my car and not just any wreath, a light strung, ribbon embelished, berry wearing wreath. Everyone gives me a hard time but I love it, kinda my signature thing during the Christmas Season. Plus, I love that when I drive around people smile as I drive by, I am spreading some holiday cheer.
(Doesn't my car look like it is smiling?)

Merry Christmas from my home of chaos to yours.


Heather said...

I. Love. That. Wreath.

Girl, you are rockin' in the spirit of Christmas, for sure!

And I love the description of your son with the lights. Wow, he and Gabe are alike, aren't they?!

Happy Holidays, friend!

Elena said...

I was JUST thinking of you and your wreath the other day. "I wonder how Queenie gets her wreath to stay on?" Little did I know that not only does it stay on, it LIGHTS UP too! I LOVE it. And yes, it totally looks like your car is smiling. I love your stockings hung with Santa's pictures on the mantle too. Great idea.

Elena said...

p.s. That gingerbread recipe needs to show up next week for TIT. I don't have a good gingerbread recipe, but I want one.

RhondaLue said...

You ARE spreading Holiday Cheer with that wreath! How does it stay lit up? Under the hood is there an special "wreath plug in cord?" (that might just show you how ignorant I am about cars!)
SERIOUSLY, I wanna know how it lights up!

Maybe you just have a long extension card plugged into your garage and you don't venture out more than 300 ft or so...and not too many right turns because it would tangle the cord up too badly. Yeahhhhhh...I bet THAT's How it works!

RhondaLue said...

p.s. I just realized I wasn't officially FOLLOWING you...but I am now! :)

Get your pepper spray ready!

Tiffiney said...

My kids were driving me crazy to to get the decorations yours!! they look great :)

Abigail Kraft said...

Hey, I just wanted to stop by your blog and say thanks for your sweet comment on mine when I was featured on BATW. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful! I don't think I ever would have thought to put a wreath on a car! lol! That's awesome. ^_^

Merry Christmas!
In His arms,

Busy Lady said...

I love it! Especially the wreath on the car, it does look like it is smiling!! Those gingerbread cookies look good enough to eat! Do you have a good recipe? Mine always come out tasting too much like molasses. The santa pictures are such a great idea. What a great mom!!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I want to tell you but I cannot tell you how I do it, I am hoping to marhet something like this and so I cannot reveal my secret. But it is a riot to have on the car. You can do what my mom does and just put a big bow or a little baby wreath on. When we lived in Idaho there was a car that I always saw that had the light up wreath and I so loved it and wanted to copy it. This is my feeble attempt but each year it gets better.

This Mom said...

I am lovin' the grill. I would smile if I saw you on the road.

Wendy said...

Love it! It's the little things that make this season BRIGHT. Love your decorating!

John Deere Mom said...

LOVE the wreath! You are super fun and festive!