Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Day 8 - Journal Your Christmas

Are you wondering where the posts for days 1 - 7 are?  Well, for now they're in my head.  I've been too busy to do any posts, but I'm gathering lots of thoughts and ideas.  Once we get to Sunday I should have a LOT more time, I think... and maybe I'll try to go back and catch up on some of the journaling days that I've missed. 

This week we have practice on Weds night (which is also our 32nd wedding anniversary), our Home Group Christmas party (here) on Thursday night, Terry has a concert in Scottsdale on Friday night, we're celebrating our anniversary on Saturday and we will be helping with worship at church on Sunday morning.   Then I think the schedule is pretty open until Christmas.  Yea!  Oh, I still have some Christmas shopping and wrapping to finish up, but that's easy peasy compared to these last few weeks.


I thought I could post about today's topic since it's about the Sights of the Season.  I've already been snapping pics this month, so I can easily find what I need.

I love this photo above of our cat, Shredder.  She's trying to look so innocent, but you can see the evidence of her tail wagging if you look at the trees on the windowsill.
This past Friday and Saturday 12/4 & 5 - my hubby played in a Christmas Concert each night with some of our best friends.  (He's the third one from the right in the rust colored shirt.)  Randy Thompson is the featured musician in this band, since many of the songs were written by him.  Terry loves playing these concerts with Randy and I love going to them!  It's such an awesome way to start the holiday season.




Another one of my favorite sights in December is the bare branch that hangs in the living room.  It's so much fun to change the decor with the seasons.  This winter it's sparkly!  Silver, gold, crystal and white snowflakes, icicles and other various ornaments.  With these decorations it can stay up past Christmas and through the other winter months as well.

And here's a little peek at our Christmas bathroom.  This year, I made the two framed pieces on the walls.  The black framed picture is filled with holiday designs and expressions from scrapbook paper and the red one, framed in white is "Merry Christmas" greetings on wrapping paper.  What a fun and easy way to change out your framed artwork for the holidays!

Be sure to click to enlarge the photos.

Decorating our home is one of my favorite parts of the holidays.  Thanks for visiting!


2 comments:

linda t said...

As always, I covet your branch & decorations. Love the Holiday transformation!
And I love your Christmas bathroom too.
Can't wait to see it up close and personal... tonight!

Judi said...

I LOVE your branch! I mean LOVE! For as long as I can remember, I have been bringing the outdoors inside. I put branches in baskets, and stand BIG branches up in corners. I pick up branches and twigs everywhere I go because I love them so. I even save 'beautiful" logs that Rusty has in our wood shed. ("Nope, can't burn that one; it's too pretty. I'll use it for something someday." But I must admit, I have never once thought of putting a bare branch on the wall like you have. It's stunning. What warmth it adds to the formal setting of the room. And I LOVE using it for hanging season decorations. Since we've moved to the woods, we don't have Christmas trees anymore. I love ornaments and continue to buy a couple irresistable ones every year, even though I have nowhere to hang them. You've really got me thinking now! Love it!