Monday, December 7, 2009

But the Prettiest Sight to See....

What a great weekend! I had a great time at MOPS. Got some great deals at GoodWill. Hung out with my hubby at home Friday night. And made the decision to not go shopping with my girlfriends. I was so looking forward to it, but after much thought I decided I needed the day at home with my family. It was great. We had RJ's work party Saturday. We mainly went to possibly win some prizes, which of course we didn't. They gave away a ton of good prizes and 2 airplane tickets to anywhere in the US. Can you imagine winning that?!

Friday afternoon we decorated for Christmas. I always love opening the boxes because I don't always remember what I have or what I bought at after Christmas clearance sales.

My absolute favorite decoration ever. I just need to figure out how to keep it up all year round....and how to convince my husband of this too...
I just love all it's glorious sparkly splendor.

We also decided against putting up the big tree, and you know? I'm okay with it. Makes it all a little more simple not having to worry about keeping an 8 1/2 month old away from it all day long. Henry graciously let me put the tree that was in his room downstairs and it fascinates me.

My #1 wanted item for after Christmas clearance is a big tinsel-fiber-optic tree. Or a big ol' white one. I love the tacky-ness and sparkly-ness of it. And really, if you're gonna have a fake tree you might as well flaunt it. I do miss hanging up all of my vintage ornaments I got at a consignment store, but I did hang up some of the ones that were a little Henry-friendly so he could play with them. Ahhh, one of my favorite memories from when I was little was playing with the Christmas ornaments. I still remember those ornaments so well!

And a little bonus picture. How do you get an almost 3 year old to look at you and smile?

It was a good Sunday. I didn't get overly frantic getting to church *for once*! Got to hear some great testimonies and see their baptisims. Then went back for a "box party" and some good ol' fashioned cookie fellowship. Man, I love my church family!

Harper checking out the boxes.



It was so fun to see all the kids filling up the boxes full of necessities for families in need.


Hope you all have a great week!


une autre mère said...

Love your Christmas decor! And I also love fiber-optic trees! I'm going to be looking for a big one for my dining room window at after-Christmas sales. Let me know if you see any good deals!!

Mama Foster said...

we bribe our two year old to get him to smile...not sure if that will turn out to be good or not in the long run! haha!

great christmas decor pictures!

Elizabeth said...

Your decoration creativity genious never fails! And when you figure out how to get Henry to cooperate in pictures, let me know the secret!


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