I have been working long and hard on all the Christmas decorating!!!
Monday was a marathon of a day!!
I got up and got with it!!
The kitchen is now DONE!!!
It's always nice to see my little treasures every year!
Amber painted the Gingerbread Angel back when she was a little girl.
Benjamin painted the three trees back there in the corner when he was about 12 years old.
I keep everything!
As in this plastic wreath that has all but fallen apart.
This is from the late 60's or early 70's.
When my house burned in 1983 most - not all but MOST of my Christmas decorations were stored outside in a storage building. I have been very grateful for that!
I promised Louis Dean I will take everything off the kitchen stove when he goes in there to cook or bake!
Every room has a tree and some rooms have more than one.
The kitchen has three this year! All small ones, though!!
My oldest two grands made these potholders for me one year.
I will never USE them because I love to display them!!
Before I went to bed last night I had managed to do a good amount of work in the den!
I am CLOSE to being done with my decorating!
The sewing room, gazebo and the guest room are still 'under construction' as I write!
I got up EARLY this morning and went right straight to the den and finished up the decorating and the cleaning while watching a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. This was my FIRST one of the season but I have recorded several more!
By noon I was showered and dressed and headed to Rowlett by way of George Bush Toll Road to spend the rest of the day as well as overnight!
Sabrina treated me to a deluxe pedicure at V.I.P. Nails and Spa!
I have long heard both Summer and Sabrina brag about their wonderful nail place and I was fortunate to experience it for myself this afternoon!!!
We sipped glasses of delicious homemade sangria - the owner's own personal recipe!!
Oh, MY!!!! Ruth Ann and I may have to drive all the way over here to Rowlett to get our nails done from now on!!!
After a quick bite at Fuzzy's Tacos, it was time to pick up Rayne at school.
You should have SEEN her face when she saw me!!!
Our afternoon was filled with art and talking.....
making funny faces and talking......
posing for pics and talking.......
Rayne can even talk while she is taking pictures!!
I love to hear her talk!!!
We had several art projects to do....
AND I gave her a brand new - never been dipped into paint before - paintbrush to use!
She was impressed!
We had so much fun today!!
As seen on Facebook - a sleigh and reindeer - still to be completed but the hard part is done!!!
Then she went right into the Joy to the Work sun catcher.
After dinner and bedtime for Rayne, I worked on several Santas and finally completed this one - plus two more! Those two are important because they are for gifts.
It's been a good day and I have enjoyed my time in this beautiful home.....
it's all quiet now but the trees remain lit. It is their custom to keep the tree lights on once they are up.
I like that tradition. That would sure cut down on the time it takes me to go around turning all the lights on in the mornings and then off again at night!!
Good night and sweet dreams from Rowlett, Texas!!