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!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Christmas Countdown Week 6 at The Old Parsoange
Things are really heating up here at The Old Parsonage. The tree is finally finished - this was a three day affair of decorating. I did the lights on Sunday, the ornie's last night and the beads and the angel this morning. I love opening the boxes and reminiscing over each ornament.
Who made which one. Where we bought them or who gave them to us. I can remember every one. Mr. OP's contribution to Christmas decorating ends when the tree is placed in the stand. He's not a Grinch, but he just doesn't like to help with the decorations.
If you've been following along with our Six Week Countdown to an organized Christmas then this week is Celebrate Week. I've put the last of our Christmas cards in the mail box and I'm going to finish shopping for the few remaining gifts that we need.
Mr. OP will be busy deer hunting, so my full attention will be on decorating and finalizing plans for food, baking and party making. Typically this is the week that I would send gifts to those we're not going to be with at Christmas. However, we will see everyone this year so I won't have to make that trip to the post office.
Have you noticed a trend in our ornaments? Yep, I have a ton of Santa heads and Old World glass Santas. I never realized how many.
Although I've been talking a lot about being organized for Christmas, please don't think that I have everything under control. There are still a lot of things to do here. But following along with the Organized Christmas plan helps keep me focused.
I just love to make a list and check it twice! Sorry, I couldn't help that one :) I'm back! Did you miss me? I'm watching QVC and just had to buy the Wen by Chaz Dean. No, it was not an impulse buy, I had it on my list, so that's another thing to check off.
So what have you all been doing to get ready for the holiday season this week?