Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Holidays...

I thought I should post before November is over. We are finally getting settled into our new house. Everything that can be unpacked has been. The garage is a mess of course. It is a project all by itself. It will probably take a whole weekend just to sort through everything in there. I am sure that we will have plenty of stuff for a huge yard sale some spring.

The weather was pretty warm until the day before Thanksgiving. We went from 70 to the 40's over night. It was nice to have cold weather for the holiday. It just doesn't seem right if it is warm during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This from a girl who grew up in Florida where is was almost always warm during the holidays. We have lived in Alabama for a long time now and are used to the colder weather and look forward to it. It has been raining off and on for the last week. The natives are restless because they can't play outside.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Tim's brother Greg and his family came over to eat with us. Mary made a delicious turkey and a pecan pie to die for. She always makes things that taste great. I had it easy. I had to make a few things but nothing too hard. It was nice to spend time with family. Our niece Emily spent the night with us. On Friday we went shopping a little bit. We had 3 kids with us so we took turns running into stores to get what we wanted. It went pretty well. When we got home we got out the Christmas decorations and tree. We put the tree up. (It is fake.) It is pre-lit so we don't have to put lights on it. I love it. It makes decorating so much easier. I let the kids do most of the decorating. Tim helped with the top of the tree and I filled in the holes at the end. It was fun. I had to take a picture of the youngins once they were done.

I am looking forward to Christmas and a new year. It will bring wonderful things for our family. We are all very excited about having a baby. I have to thank God every day for the many blessings that have come our way.


Shelina said...

You get to be the first person I say Happy Holidays to! You have a tree up already! I saw a bunch of trees on my way to taking my daughter to school, but it will be much later when I put a tree up, if I do. It is a beautiful house, and the kids are beautiful as well.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Isn't it great how kids bring the real meaning of joy into Christmas. Love your house.