Monday, December 06, 2010

Starting the Christmas Season and a little bit of birthday too!

I just love Christmas time.  Seeing all of the holiday lights makes me smile so much.  The way they twinkle brightens my days.  Last weekend, I had Mr. Fantastic drag out the decorations and we spent the evening putting up the tree.  It always feels so magical to me.  I love it when the house lights are off but the tree is lit up.  Such a pretty lighting!  This weekend, I got Mr. F up onn the rooftop to put up the outside lights.  I've always been a huge fan of white lights, but he really loves the colorful ones.  Since he also likes the icicle lights and I don't, we made a compromise - colorful one strand lights.  I actually kind of like it!  We have such a cute and cozy little place.  We are however, the only house on the street with lights up.  I feel as if we are in our own little world sometimes.  It feels so happy though!  I adore my man so much and love the life that we have.
In other news, my birthday is a week from today!  Yikes!  So, I'm not sure yet how I feel about it.  When I turned 24, I thought I was supposed to have it all figured out.  I didn't.  Then 25 came around and I felt like maybe it was okay that I had nothing figured out.  Yet another year has passed now, and life keeps passing by....somedays way too fast.  After next week, I'll be on the downward slope of my twenties.  Oh, my gosh, time is going entirely too quickly now. Anyhow, I got my first birthday presents in the mail today.  I called Grams as soon as I found the package that the man hid from me.  I opened it with her on the phone and was so overcome with joy and excitement, that I had tears and could hardly make sentences.  Inside of the box was an angel pin for my winter coat, a gorgeous vintage flower brooch that belonged to my great-grandmother, a beautiful necklace, and a new (old) camera!!  So, here are Christmas pictures, and some beginning birthday pictures:

Putting the tree together

Dakota trying to figure out why the bottom lights wouldn't work

Adding the pretties

Happy by the tree

The whole scene

Puppy is so confused!
Checking the lights before putting them up

The man on the roof - I would fall off!

I did help though!  I wrapped the poles

Outside all lit up!

The Christmas wreath I made as part of the Mix and Match Craft Challenge
My gaurdian Angel!

Great-grandma's Brooch

My necklace
The newest camera for my collection!

Alright, I have to go now.  I am sick with Bronchittus pretty bad.  I still went to work today (miserable), and we have a visiter tonight - Mike is in town! Plus, Our friend Eric is over - it's his birthday.  Lots going on.  I'll come back soon though.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your comment!! and the picture of the tree branches on my header is the same on the front cover of my art journal:)I'm currently in the process of creating more journals so i'm excited!


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