Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some sparkle and a tree

We dragged down the boxes of Christmas stuff from the attic yesterday...So now my living room is an explosion of boxes and yet to be placed decorations...

BUT...I added a little sparkle to the faux mantel..

AND we got the the tree up...
Which is completely finished except for the 2 new ornaments that we will give the girls on Christmas eve, as is our tradition...

Bless her heart Lil Sara jumped out of bed this morning to check for presents...alas she was disappointed...Time to make her an Advent calendar me thinks.

Not sure if we will do the outside of the house beside the wreaths this year...I have so much cleaning in the garden to get done and just don't know I will have the motivation or time to get to it all.

Sara has her last Bells rehearsal this evening and will perform next Sunday morning (Dec 4th)...I still need to find the battery changer for the cam-cord and make a bow/flower to match her dress...Plus I am working on the set for the older children's Choir who will be performing the same day.

I also only have 3 weeks to finish my Christmas shopping (and making the handmade gifts) since after that Lil Sara will have no Headstart until the New Year.

So today I officially welcome the "Silly Season" that leads us up to Christmas.

Blessings Kelsie

10 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful tree. Yes LIL Sara must be so excited.

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Love what you did to your mantle.

Dreaming said...

You are an inspiration! Maybe I will go tackle those boxes and get up some decorations!

Patty said...

Ooh! I knew I wasn't going to get sick of your pics. Beautiful! You are one talented farm girl! I hope you have a blast in the next few busy weeks before Christmas. Happy gift making!

Shelia said...

OH, you sound so busy! I guess we all are at this time of year. Your tree is very pretty and your mantlescape is too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Karen said...

I wish I could say I was as far along with the season preparation as you are, Kelsie. Oh, well, the day will come whether I'm ready or not, right?

You have a beautiful tree!

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
Wish I could travel cyber~space to see 'lil Sara perform with her bells!!! Advent has begun! Let us prepare our hearts and our homes!
Fondly,
Pat

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Nothing like seeing Christmas through a child's eyes! My living room is loaded down with boxes of decor too. I'm kind of getting tired of walking around it. Waiting on the hubs to help me put the tree together. Love your tree and how you use sentimental ornaments.

ain't for city gals said...

I would love to see the bell performance! I like simple and pretty and you seem to have captured both in your decorations.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Bring on the "Silly Season"! Ready or not...here it comes! (I'm not ready, LOL!)