What makes a Happy Home? I love to take care of my family. For me, creating a home that is warm and inviting, where everyone feels welcome is pure joy! The smell of fresh laundry just in off the clothesline, a neat and tidy home and garden, a good home cooked meal, a few desserts here and there, the love of family, friends and fellowship all help to make our home a Happy Home. Join me as we celebrate the holidays, the birthdays and the every days!
Monday, November 28, 2011
It's Beginning to look a lot like Chrstimas at The Old Parsonage
Thanksgiving was wonderful! We were having such a great time that we forgot to take photos (oops). I love it when that happens - life takes over and all the planning goes out the window.
One of our Little-Bride's-to-Be had a bit of an episode on Thanksgiving night. She had a really bad allergic reaction to Alley Cat and had to leave. She was fine after getting a little benadryl into her system thank goodness.
We went to Varner's on Friday for our annual Christmas Tree cutting. The day was perfect for time in an evergreen forest. Cold, but not too cold that you couldn't stand it, no wind and the sun was shining brightly.
The wagons were loaded with people and they took us out in the fields to choose the perfect tree. Of course we could have taken any one of the trees , but we made the best choice after about 5-10 minutes of trumping through the rows and rows of evergreens.
Flyboy had the honor of cutting the fir down this year since our Fireman wasn't here. We even remembered to bring along a trash bag to kneel down on (no muddy knees). I love how the sunlight was streaming down in this photo.
Have you ever been to a live tree farm? The smell is wonderful! And to see little ones getting excited when the wagon's come pulling up is so sweet. Hopefully one day we'll have grandkids that we'll be able to carry this tradition on with.
We brought the tree in and got it right into the "stand straight" stand. Perfectly straight every time - no muss, no fuss. I was exhausted from Thanksgiving and our little adventure and literally slept the day away on Friday. I have to remember that with fibromyalgia I have to pace myself. Saturday was a day of just hanging on the couch again with naps and some Christmas planning.
So how did you spend your Thanksgiving and weekend? Do any Black Friday Shopping?