Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let There Be (Christmas) Lights!

Yawn.....Do I smell cookies?! Well, hello there! (as she emerges from her pumpkin-induced coma).

Wow! It's been a while, hasn't it? I am so sorry I sort of dropped off the radar for a while. You all know how it is. Life gets busy, time flies by, husband hogs the computer, work was crappy but now it's better... ;)

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well! I have popped in here and there, lurking around, keeping an eye on you all! We are all fine and dandy - Punkin is very excited for Christmas, but the cool thing is that it's not just the presents and candy and material things...the thing she's most excited about is seeing relatives - Grammy and Grampy, Auntie Susan, Maddie and Mikayla....and Dorothy and Toto. She's going through this imaginary friend/Wizard of Oz obsession thing, although she'll be the first to admit, "It's just pretend Dorothy, Mom...."

Whew! She just kills me!

Anyway, we're all busy trying to get ready for the holidays. We were blessed with an unusually warm weather the weekend after Thanksgiving, sunny and about 60 degrees, which allowed us to put up our outdoor decorations without getting frostbite. I even found this on my rosebush in the front yard...

We played outside for a while...safety first, Martha!

This dog loves my daughter almost as much as I do! Which is why I overlook her annoying habits, like eating my shoes, gnawing on my books and smashing and devouring jars of salsa (yes, she has a thing for salsa and apparently can eat broken glass...)

And occasionally doing this....


Martha redeems herself by letting our daughter do ANYTHING to her without so much as a whimper. A true Mama-dog if I ever saw one!

Anyway, first thing we did was don our holiday hats...

(Pay no attention to those bins and boxes in the driveway in front of the garage....)

Then we hung the wreath on our door...

Yes, the M home is always tastefully and conservatively decorated for the holidays.... (snort, snicker, Bwah-ha-ha-ha!!!!)

Well, we have to cater to the children of the neighborhood by putting up our dear friends Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore....


Of course, what's Christmas without a few pretty lights....




I mean, it's not like we have a plastic leg lamp in the window or something....

...yet.

Hope everyone's doing well and enjoying the season! I've been doing some baking and will be back soon (promise!) to share!

Thanks for stopping by!




4 comments:

5thsister said...

YOU'RE BACK! You've made my day! I absolutely adore your decorations. Wanna come down and decorate my home?

Lissaloo said...

After Sisters house can you do mine? The outside is sadly lacking :) Glad to hear all is well :)

Katie said...

Yay for Christmas lights...you should see my house.The husband goes nuts!

Raoulysgirl said...

I'm third in line! You'd better hurry, though...it's almost Christmas!!! LOL!

So glad to hear from you again! The lights (and other deco) are beautiful!!!