Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Love it When a Plan Comes Together!!

It is finally coming together!!! This is only the second time I have ever decorated for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving! The only other time was in 2003 when I had some major surgery and knew I would not be able to decorate afterwards so I did it all BEFORE !

This year is the second and the reasoning is we are leaving town tomorrow and will be gone for a few days.
These would otherwise be DECORATING days. So I did it BEFORE we leave!!

None of my decorations are expensive or even new. They are aged and loved....having been through many, many Christmas seasons.

This day started with a prayer for Raynie!
She had her adenoids removed this morning and I am happy to say the surgery was a real success!
I am so grateful she will now enjoy the whole holiday season with NO earaches!

Louis Dean headed over to Quadville this morning - after all - it IS Wednesday!

I arrived in time to join him in the nursery after their naps!

Oh, my goodness! Can they GET any sweeter???

Yesterday I entertained my young visitors with a basket or two of gold unbreakable Christmas ornaments.
They worked just as well today with the quads!!

Kids and unbreakable just go together!!!

We enjoyed hanging out with Amber and the quads for awhile this afternoon.
You can't get much past Kailey!

We came home early enough to spend some quality time in the kitchen where we 'danced' around each other! He cooked the turkey. I made company mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole. He chopped onions and celery for the dressing and I chopped cranberries, pecans, oranges and apples for cranberry relish. He washed dishes while I made the pumpkin pie.

Together we got it all done - along with a couple of batches of Popcorn Crunch for the Fort Worth Dinner tomorrow!

My stepson bought the Cool Whip! I made the pie!
We will be heading down to his ranch tomorrow afternoon.
Hopefully we will be the only ones on the road!!

In between my time in the kitchen I finally got our bedroom and my bathroom cleaned up.

I do, indeed, have a tree in every room - including my bathroom!!
It stays lit 24/7.

The bedroom tree is year round.

I piled all the silver stuff I had on this one little tree......

I love the smell of 'Clean!' Add candles and room fragrance - ahhhhhhh!!!
That's not wine in the glass but it's water for Maggie! What can I say?
She is a classy cat!!

At long last our bedroom is clean! 

Candles make every room a little more romantic!
That and the glade plug ins!!

It is a cold winter's night in the DFW area - supposed to get down to 28 degrees tonight.
We shall definitely use the electric blanket
 and we will NOT be opening the door to the patio as we so often do!

Only ONE room left!
The guest room will have to wait til we get back!!

Now that our work is done, it's time to put another log on the fire, pour a glass of wine and do a bit of reading or just talking by the fire.

Happy Thanksgiving!

"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
Thomas Moore


Linda said...

Linda, your house looks great! I love all the decorations! When you come back you can relax for a bit, as you have already begun decorating for Christmas.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so full of life..I get such a kick visiting. Have a great Thanksgiving...I am loving all of those trees and feeling a little envious!! :)


a portland granny said...

I never read your posts without a smile from ear to ear! There is something so happy about you two, that I just rejoice in your togetherness in my heart. Wasn't God good to put you two together?

...and those babies are definitely the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!! They are beyond adorable--love seeing their precious little personalities developing....and WOW!! Do they love their grandpa....and I think he is pretty smitten also!

Have fun on your trip. We are family tomorrow with 21 around the table. So much to be thankful for--we are blessed!!

Sandra said...

You did it with time to spare, enjoy your trip and Happy Thanksgiving... Christmas will be a riot with the kids this year since they can run around and rip into presents... i love that silver tree in your bedroom

Kathy said...

Your house is so beautiful all decorated for Christmas. I hope you have a safe trip to your step-son's house. Sounds as if you are going to have a great time there.

That pumpkin pie recipe looks so easy. I think I'm going to have to try it.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Looks so pretty! So glad Raynie did fine. All your Grands are darling!

Vee said...

Safe travels! Happy Thanksgiving!

(It is going to be fun returning to a beautiful and tidy home. Said a little prayer for Raynie. Glad that she'll be feeling much better.)

Chatty Crone said...

I think all the grands are grand. And I think about Christmas $$~
Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a great one.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Your house looks magical, it's decorated with so many loving touches. The best of Thanksgiving blessings to all!

Amber B. said...

Put another log on the fire....pour me up another cup of tea!!!

Jutta said...

Linda, I am thankful that I have found your blog. Thank you. Please do enjoy the holidays ahead of you. You know, you are a good Person.

Bev said...

Happy Thanksgiving... I can smell that turkey!!

Kelly said...

All of your Christmas decorations look so pretty. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving today. It has been very cold here as well. We southerners aren't used to such cold temps before January! You're ahead of me with your decorating. I will try to get my outside decorations done tomorrow while my husband is at work if it's not too cold. We'll do our tree on Sunday. I have to have him for that!

Carla said...

Our guest room is a disaster. I have boxes every where. I've already started wrapping presents and getting my box ready to mail to Missouri family. Your house looks lovely and festive.