Wednesday, January 9, 2013

From My House to Yours


I know it’s late for this post.  For heaven’s sake—it’s been almost 2 years since I posted anything at all.  But here you can see my new mantle.  All right, it’s really about a year old, but the decorations are new!  I designed it myself and my wonderful son-in-law (more about him later) brought my creation to life! 

I’ll post more about it later…I have a few pictures of the process, but I ALWAYS forget to do the before photos as you’ll see in the next few days when I try to catch-up what I’ve been up to.

One thing I’m so pleased about is my Christmas newsletter.  I’ve had a goal for a few years to do one, but never had time until I retired this year. 

The most exciting thing that happened this Christmas is that SANTA actually came to our house!  REALLY!   When I saw gifts all around the tree and stockings that I didn’t fill, I was totally confused!

This is what happened:  my youngest son had visited early Christmas morning the year before, and saw our stockings hanging pathetically empty.  Then he talked to his sister who talked to all of the other kids and they planned the Christmas surprise, snuck into the house after midnight, put gifts under the tree and filled our stockings.  I always knew I had awesome kids, but this year they blew me away!!!

Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you’ll have a Happy New Year, too!


  1. Wow! Awesome kids! I should do that for my parents.

  2. That's so fun. The remodeling in your living room looks so lovely!