Monday, November 26, 2012

Hark The Harold Angels Sing! Glory To The New Born King

That is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs.  I absolutely LOVE Christmas time.  I love it for what we celebrate, the family traditions, decorations, music, EVERYTHING!

When my sister and the kids were here it happened to be the opening weekend of the Polar Express in Lubbock.  So naturally we had to go and experience it :)

We had so much fun!  My poor sister had caught the stomach bug that morning but was a trooper and still went and participated....on the bumpy train ride and going backwards on the train and all :)  They encourage the kids to wear their Christmas pj's and if you don't know this about me....I don't ever pass up a chance to wear pj's in  My mom and Nana even participated!
Once we were on the train the fun began!  The conductor  came by and punched our tickets just like they do in the movie/book and then we were served the BEST hot cocoa I have ever had.  I had pinned (yes....I'm working on the addiction :) the recipe for their hot chocolate before we went and I'm so glad I did!  They also served little sugar cookies to go with it.  Then after all were served one of the "chef's" came up and down the walk way with the book as the narrator read the book to us.  Before we knew it we were at the North Pole!  And we had a visitor visit us on the train....
Ran got excited and started looking at what all was going on, looking for the big guy in the red suit.  Finally Santa came to visit Ranston and Kenner and gave us all silver bells.  It was a really great time and I hope we can do it again next year.

I love decorating my house for Christmas!  I had found an idea on Pintrest for hanging big sparkly ornaments from curtain rods in your living room and decided that was something I really wanted to do.  Thank goodness Mike was there to help because I would have gotten it done but it was way faster and way easier for him to just stand there and put them up for me.  The bottom part of that picture is that I decided to use a container on my bookshelf that you see when you first walk into my house, and put ornaments from my childhood in it. At first I couldn't decide how I liked it but it has been really nice to walk by and see it and reminisce. Little bit of many people do you know that has 2 baby first Christmas ornaments? Wait...from 2 different years? Lol. I do! I was supposed to be born on December 25th and was 3 days late. They had already purchased an ornament and I got to keep it :)
I also changed the colors of my tree a bit this year.  I have had different shades and textures of browns on it but added teal this year.  It really made the tree so much better!  And yes....I only have a 4 foot tree.  I can't bring myself to get a bigger one quite yet.

This is the new wreath that I made....

Last year for my vendor shows I had bought these decorations for my table and ended up putting it where I normally have candles next to my bath tub.  I think it's so cute and really adds something to my house by decorating the bathroom a little bit.

I love coffee mugs and when I posted this picture on Instagram I asked if I was old because of it :)  It's such a cute mug.  Really puts you in the spirit while drinking your coffee or hot cocoa :)

Now it's time for some caroling :)

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks awesome love mom