Friday, December 26, 2014

AND WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, MAY I ASK ?

It's been nine days since I've posted anything. I can't believe I didn't even put up a generic Merry Christmas post to all of you.  That's how busy I was. Everyday I spent hours and hours on our Christmas decorations, shopping, wrapping, baking, etc, etc, etc.......

If you follow me on Facebook you know what I have been up to since I posted pictures as I accomplished each item. I want to give a big thank you to my husband Mark who wrapped all the presents on Christmas Eve which took me three hours to get into boxes the day before. 

He went to church with me which is a rare occasion and also watched White Christmas with me after he wrapped the gifts. He helped out on Christmas Day with vacuuming and helping in the kitchen too. Can I get a Hallelujah !

I wanted to get pictures up on Christmas Day but I didn't have one moment free let alone time to write a post.  I was literally decorating my mini tree Christmas morning just a few hours before the kids arrived! 

I also need to say that Adam and Tristen decided that they will come over tonight (Friday) to spend the night before they take off for the Grand Canyon tomorrow as they drive to Pittsburgh this week while sightseeing along the way. That means I didn't have to say goodbye last night. I get to love them some more tonight. Can I get another Hallelujah ! 

We had a very Merry Christmas!

Picture Overload About To Happen.....
 Dining room buffet above and table below....
 My Christmas Jim Shore pieces....
 Added my Christmas S&P's....
 Mark's Nana's Santa Claus and the mini me I found
a few years ago and just had to buy from Fenton....
 I only put out about 60% of my decorations.....
 S'mores tree with s'mores nativity....
 Snow village resort and cabins on my grandmother's
wooden ironing board....
 My snow globe collection....
 My new little snowman tree, mantel and fireplace....
 Living room tree....
 Family room tree....
 Our tree of miniatures.....
 Santa was very generous.....
 Skye in awe and wonder....
 I baked only two cookies this year....
 and the Bohemian Hoska!

 The appetizer's...
 Adam and Tristen....
 Amber and Dylan....(don't ask)
 
 My dad insisted I get the sweaters for Pittsburgh.....

Hope your holiday was Merry and Bright! 

Skye and I want to send our love to our dear
friend Ann who lost her precious Boston Terrier Sadie 
to a tragic accident on Christmas Day. My heart aches
for her and her family. Keep them in your prayers. 

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad you had a good one! skye is adorable. :)

Karen Mortensen said...

All looks great.

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a celebration!! So happy for all of you. And your house was so lovely.

Looking forward to 2015 with you!

GOD BLESS!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You got great pictures. And awesome that you got all the help you needed with preparations! It makes all the difference.

Oh that is sad about Sadie :-(

Sandra said...

Sky looks so pretty and sorry to hear about Sadie.. you have more decorations on your buffet than I own all together... actually one of your trees has more on it than i have owned in my life.. no wonder you had no time to blog... all that food and the trees and all your festive decorations. glad you get onemore night with your family

NanaNor's said...

Dear Debby, I loved seeing Christmas at your house-I also love that our buffet's and dining room set looks to be the same vintage style. I'm going over to Ann's to send some hugs.
I've been dealing with a health issue the last couple of weeks, so have been slow to get around.
Hugs, Noreen

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like a very busy Christmas indeed! Love your Christmas dishes and of course, Skye. What a cutie! I am sorry to hear of your friend's loss. My faithful dog has been gone 1 1/2 years and I still miss him so much.

Lea said...

Oh, my goodness, I cannot imagine putting that many decorations up and I sure can't imagine taking them down. Glad you got everything accomplished and had some help with it. Happy New Year!

Chatty Crone said...

Your house is so pretty and your trees gorgeous. I am so glad you get to see the kids again before they go. Hallelujah! I know your heart is hurting so bad. I know that feeling. Hugs.

betty said...

Debby, such beautiful decorations! I did wonder where you were, but I thought you were enjoying Christmas especially with Adam and Tristen leaving. It looks like you guys had a delightful day. I love the 2 kinds of cookies you made!! I am glad too that Mark was so helpful with the wrapping of gifts plus him also going to church with you, wonderful news for sure!!!

betty

Hilary said...

Sounds like a great holiday
I am so sorry for your friend… I know how hard it is..

Little Penpen said...

Debby, your pic's are beautiful! Looks like a LOT of work! But made for a pretty Merry Christmas.

kc bob said...

Love the pics Debby. Is that a Westie in the pics? Did Skye have a playmate?

Happy 2015!

bp said...

What a nice post! I enjoyed seeing all the decorations and yummy food.

Mrs4444 said...

The Sadie story is heartbreaking...

No wonder you've been gone so long!! I hope you have help putting it all away!

That white dog is ADORABLE.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas my friend I LOVE all your decorations!!!!

Mara said...

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! (As per instruction by you)

It sounds that you had a great Christmas, despite it being very busy and last-minute. I think I only put out about 30% of all my Christmas decorations out this year. I was a bit afraid of how Oswin would react to everything. Besides there are a few places in the house where I would like to have decorations, but Oswin is using as her look-out-to-the-world places!

On to New Year's now!!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Loved sharing your day. Everything was gorgeous and looked yummy. I know you guys had a wonderful time.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Belated Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Renegades said...

Merry Christmas Late! Your decorations are fabulous. I thought I went all out with two nativities and three trees. Wrong I am. I love the Santas.

Laura said...

Looks like you had the perfect gift of family and help and happiness! I don't think it gets better. As always your decorations and the food look amazing!! Wishing you a blessed 2015! <3

Michelle said...

I took some time away from blogging, too.
Not only did it give me time for cooking & being with family, I also had time to catch up on reading blogs & books.

I love all your decorations! However, I wouldn't have enough room to store them. My favorites are the snow globes. I love snow globes & music boxes.

Wow!! I did not know about wooden ironing boards.

Have a great week! xoxo

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