I didn't write on Thanksgiving...so much has been going on - but I do have a LOT to be thankful for. First off I am very thankful for a God that sent his Son to die on a cross so that we can have eternal life. I am thankful for SO many other things. My husband, he is such a wonderful man - he gives me strength, he makes me happy - I have a wonderful blessed life many thanks to him. I am thankful for my 3 children...they are so wonderful, they make life worth living. Also, I am thankful for my family, I couldn't ask for a better family - they are very special to me. There are so many more things...but these rank top on my list.
Many people venture out on "Black Friday" I did this once upon a time. I don't really care for it, it is OK - my sister Abbi (a tid bit of Taylor) tried her best to get me to go on the adventure with her and my mom...I declined. I decided to do my Christmas decorating instead. I do have some top secret information for Black Friday. This is on the down low. I would get up about oh say 30 minutes earlier than I should and would cook me a grilled cheese..and pop a "few" I use that word loosely excedrine. Now this comes in handy...because 1/2 way through shopping people start falling out...they are hungry they have a headache (oh yes I was one of those people)..not me though....I would say "what...we have to keep going it's not time for a break"!! ha ha on them I ate before the trip..oh yes I would eat that good ol' Dennys/Cracker B breakfast later that morning...but I would fix myself a jump-start breakfast...ladies this works WONDERS!
OK..onto my tree trimming. The kiddos and myself started decorating the house. The hubs - germs as I call him does the outside of the house, oh yes my friends...it's the Grizzwald Christmas, I will be posting pictures later - we're not quite there yet. Anyway - Germs had to "run" into town and pick up one of our gifts for a certain someone I can't name who.
So.....to no further a-due (did I spell that right?) Here is our "tree trimming" or the start of it anyway:
McKenna finding that special place on the tree - she is a little like me and has to find that "certain" spot for the decorations. (of course Braxton has to climb up to reach the top - mom can't do it)
Here is Braxton starting to decorate
Looking good - but I still have some finishing touches. Yes I do cover all of my pictures in wrapping paper (this isn't finished I have to do my bow) - I like for everything to match. Ask my sister Abbi - I can be a tad bit OCD about things..I can't help it, it's just how I am. She and my cousin tend to make fun of me. I am just ummm corky about things.
The mantel is "almost there" I still have to do some finishing touches (see the cord - that is a no-no)
My Carolers....this isn't quite finished yet...some of the Carolers had a mis-hap...they are in the hospital right now getting some work done :-) Hopefully they will be out soon, oh how I miss them.