(Update - looks like the sign-up isn't in place yet, keep checking I am sure once Barbara resurfaces from work she will get the post up. Work has been heating up lately, this is her massively busy time.)
Well, I had such big plans. But most of them all fell through. The last few weekends have just flown by, with many projects getting accomplished, but no lights on the house. I still have hopes but really, Christmas is Thursday. By Saturday I will want them down. Seems silly to ask Jeff to climb ladders (in the snow drifts) for a week of lights. Next year, Thanksgiving weekend those light are going UP. Or else. :) Not only did the lights not get up, the shopping didn't happen either. Blame it on the snow, or the cold, or the fact that I am too much of a wimp to go out in this. I know, it's so cold I don't want to take Emi out in it! Yeah, that's it. I was being a good mom. (No eye-rolling, that was a great excuse!)
I did find a wreath I liked (the one time I left the house), much better than my autumn one. It's pretty and with all the snow that arrived (have I whined enough about the snow that we aren't supposed to have?) and blew all over, it looks right pretty. For, um, snow. If you are into that kind of thing.
Front door, yep that's it. A wreath. But hey, a close-up! I really really love my wreath.
Now I need goodies to go with it.
I was going to try and put up something near the front door (just inside the front door that is) but really, I've been busy moving all of the stuff from the living room so that we can make room for THIS! I simply cannot wait until Christmas morning. I feel like I have waited for this moment since January 2004, when we started down the road to what became the most perfect little girl in the world for us. Oh sure, she pushes my buttons (much to my mom's glee - who thinks I deserve this, not sure why!), but oh I love and adore her (um, I meant Emi but I am pretty darned fond of my mom too). Just not so much about 1am-445am Friday morning. While we were both very awake. One of us really wanted to be asleep though.