Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

It has been killing me waiting to decorate. Monday I had a client get sick, so Kevin and I took advantage of our day off, and we pulled out the boxes. For those of you that don't know... It takes me a good 2 days to decorate for Christmas, because I tear down my whole downstairs and make most of it Christmas Decor! :) I will post a slide show of the finished rooms tomorrow, but for now wanted to share something I saw over at Maggies' blog, and thought was a neat idea....
Here are some of our very cherished ornaments that hang on the Family Tree....

Kevin bought this for me, while we were dating... I am sure you can't even see the names anymore, but it does say Kevin and Jody on each swan's back! The first time we moved to Germany, the movers stole all my Christmas decor, all of it... I was devastated for years, more so because of the priceless ornaments we had! Some how this is the only one that accidentally got packed in the wrong box, so we still have it!

Dave made this for me in Kindergarten... It's so cute!

Broc made this for me in First Grade, I can't get rid of it...
even missing his red nose!

Heath made this for me at daycare when he was 3! I love it, the picture is crooked, and next to it is his birth ornament 2000!

The Girls First Ornaments Precious Moments Ballerina's


Maggie said...

Thanks for sharing those with us, Jody!! OMG I cannot believe you had movers STEAL your Christmas ornaments. That is the craziest thing ever!! And how wonderful that one of your very special ornaments was packed away in the wrong box?! Everything happens for a reason!! =) Your tree is beautiful!! Post some more pictures of your house if you think about it; would love to see your entire downstairs decorated!! =)

I usually only put up one tree, with all our decor in the living room, but this year, we branched out to other rooms. Santa stuff in our downstairs powder room, my nutcrackers in our formal dining, the formal tree, garland and stockings in the formal living room and the family tree upstairs in our bonus room. I am so glad I put it up when I did, because today, everyone in the family was talking about dragging all their stuff out this weekend, everyone was full and miserable and didn't feel like decorating! And I just sat back and smiled cuz mine was all done!! I think I might decorate mid-Nov every year now! =)

My husband came in while I was reading your blog and I told him about you, and about what you guys went through to have your 4th child and then the one turned out to be your 4th, 5th, and 6th!! I then said, "So, you ready to have our 3rd?!" And he goes, "Uh, yeah, not so much!" LOL I don't know why, but up until now I've always wanted to stop after Jonah, but lately I've had some serious baby fever. Maybe after I get Jonah potty trained I'll have to really start working on Jeramy for another one!! Maybe A GIRL!! =)

I hope you guys have an awesome weekend and glad that you had a happy Thanksgiving!! Take care, and I'll talk to you later!! =)

"Its so easy to compare ourselves and our families to some fictional expectation. Its much harder to listen to God's urgings and be content with how He wants us to be." Carla~
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