Sunday, November 25, 2007

all about christmas


i hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. i know we did. it was so great to be with family. i have always been one to give thanksgiving the time it deserves, but as soon as friday comes, i am all about christmas. so, before we came home, we stopped at the christmas tree farm and got a tree for my grandparents and set it up for them. that was the highlight of my week. i used to help my grandma and grandpa decorate their tree when i was a little girl. so, in honor of "the way we used to do it," i stopped by the store and bought a bag of hershey's kisses, or silver bells as my grandpa calls them, to hang on the tree. while michael, the kids and i put the other ornaments on the tree, my grandma was busy putting hooks in the kisses and passing them to us. all the while, my grandpa was talking about how it was the prettiest tree they had ever had. i love that about him.
since i am all about christmas right now, and i have a lot of gifts to make, i jumped right in yesterday. i spent time deciding what to make everyone and organized my thoughts. i finally got started last night and the picture above shows three of my projects in progress. i am so excited and feel like i have some momentum. i hope it lasts!
ok, so this picture has nothing to do with this post, but i think it is hilarious. we went to my uncle's house for thanksgiving and they have this riding toy for their grandson, well of course lucy had to get on it. it order to make it go, she had to remain standing to push the pedal. but, she actually managed to ride it. and how about minnie in the back? she was mine when i was a little girl and i found her this weekend and now lucy is attached.

5 comments:

Katie said...

Oh man! We used to put Hershey kisses on our tree too. I forgot all about that. Christmas is awesome.

asti said...

What a beautiful post. I feel the same way about my grandfather (papa as I call him). Putting up the tree with the family is one of the magical moments in life, don't you think?

erica said...

My granddaddy called them 'silverbells' too. I don't know if it had anything to do with hanging them on the Christmas tree, but it was my job to sneak him one or two from where they were always stashed in my grandmother's kitchen drawer.

Bosisms said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! it's so crafty and homey and warm. it makes me miss my mom. she sews all the time and always made cool stuff like you do. i wish i had even an ounce of the patience it takes...
miss you, girl!

Abby Jartos said...

Okay, I totally bought the same red and white fabric. And my grandmother called them silverbells as well.

Further proof that we were actually separated at birth.

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