Monday, November 19, 2012

Getting Ready for the Holidays

It's time again to put the decorations up and prepare for the upcoming holidays. 

I love the feel of the pre-Christmas season.
The excitement of the kids as we pull out the boxes of decorations, the gathering of family for Thanksgiving Day, the sound of Christmas carols playing, the smell of cookies baking and just the overall joyful happy feeling that most everyone has during the holiday season.
At our house, the tree is already up and lit. It's twinkling lights and musical bells can be heard each evening as soon as the sun goes down.

Hubby and I take a walk each evening and we are beginning to notice more and more houses all decked out in Christmas lights. Now we just need SNOW!!!

The annual Christmas parade was this past weekend and of course it was full of floats, fire trucks, bands and more but my favorites of course were the tractors and the horses.

The boys still have one more day of school this week but Katie and I have taken the whole week off. No sense in starting new lessons when you only have two days of school for the week. The boys spent their day watching movies.
No real lessons there either but I guess they can at least say that school was attended.

I'm enjoying the time off and using it to clean house, bake pies and pumpkin rolls and stitch. 
I've pulled out an old cross-stitch pattern out that I began probably three years ago and have begun stitching on it again. Amazing how much difference a new pair of glasses can make.
I put the project up way back when due to my eyes driving me nuts as I tried to follow the pattern. Earlier this year though I got a new pair of glasses and it's really made a difference. I can easily focus as I go back and forth from the pattern to the stitched piece. Hopefully it won't be long until it's finished.
Well that's all that's new in my world. If I don't make it back to blog again before Thanksgiving then I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. May you all be surrounded by family, friends and good food.


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful tree!
So jealous you got yours up already ~ so busy around here ~ I still don't have all my Halloween decor put away.Ugh!
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Prim Blessings

linda eller said...

Your tree is beautiful and am wishing you and yours a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Janet said...

Oh Jessica your tree is gorgeous. We can't even do any decorating til the apartment managers put new carpet in here.

We have been here 3 or 4 months and they have not done anything. We can't even move in completely. :(

Love the parade pics. :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Take care, Janet W

Carmen C. said...

Your tree is just beautiful! Ours is up as well, still haven't got the official leave approval for Ryan but rumor has it only one more signature needed so we are 90% sure they will be arriving on Dec. 2 and be here till the 28th:) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, enjoy!!!!