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07 December 2008

Knit night, Christmas trees and pony advent

I'm about half way done with one wrist warmer.  This is what it looks like so far.  If you try this pattern just make sure it is when no one is causing any commotion around you so that you can keep track of where you are on the pattern.  It is easy, but "everyone" seems to like to ask a lot of questions when concentration is needed.  I'm happy with it so far.
We are enjoying all of our decorations we put up.  The girls are making more paper snowflakes to add to what we already have.  Pretty soon we may be living in a blizzard around here.  This a picture of our tree in the living room in all it's 9 foot glory.  The boys don't like seeing it come out of it's box.  There are alot of handmade things on it which we like.  The garland took me a week to make one year when Em was nearly 1.  But it was worth it.  It is my favorite thing on the tree along with my Old World Christmas ornaments.  And of course I have to have the tinsel on it, which drives everyone nuts.  I just like the things from memories of the past.
Here is the tree in the family room downstairs.  We have not used this tree in years.  The poor thing has been in it's box in the garage all by its self.  Glenn finally mentioned that we should use it to add to the decorations that we put in the family room.  I really like it.  The tree is as old as Brendon, even the ornaments.  Yes, I kept those too.  The only things new on it are the star and the "melty" bead ornaments the girls made.  I call it our "cheesy" tree because it reminds me of all the older decorations from the 60's and 70's.  I still love that look.  We still use the big fat lights when decorating the outside of the house too.  I could not find a nice looking tree skirt so I used a Christmas table cloth for one instead.  It looks pretty good.  Brendon says he likes this tree better just because it is easier to decorate than the one upstairs.  He doesn't need a ladder to get to the top.  And I won't get on the ladder.  It reminds me of the kind of tree my Dad would love to sit and look at when we were little.  He would admire the ornaments and remember each one's story.  So awesome.  Good Times!
Pinky Pie has a new friend, Sweetie Belle.  She is trying on the purple shoes today to see how they fit.  It's nice to have friends around for Christmas, isn't it!  Have a great day to you all.  And thanks for stopping by!


  1. The "old" tree really does look just like the ones we had when I was little. Ah, nostalgia... thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!

  2. I know what you mean about concentrating. I've messed up too often while trying to listen and count at the same time.

    I love your trees. I wish that I could put up two, I just don't have the room. We'll sit in the evening with only the tree lights on and look at each ornament....corny I know but we do it every year.