Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Present

Christmas...It was a little crazy around here!
We have had a houseful~
Curtis and Shae are staying with us for the Holidays and we also had
Rick's brother & sister-in-law and their 2 boys with us until today.
(Their 2 girls were with us for a couple of days too)
It's been a lot of fun. Glad the cousins could reconnect~
We also passed around a little stomach flu. Thankfully only 3 of us had that.
11 people with stomach flu would have certainly sent me over the proverbial edge!
A few favorites from this Christmas season:
(pictures aren't great, but I haven't had time to re-shoot...eventually I'll figure out how to take better pics with my point and shoot!)
A new Nativity

Flickering candlelight

A watchful elf

My all time favorite candle EVER!
(Christmas Presence, Gold Canyon Candles)

More flickering lights
I've had this little votive since Curtis was in kindergarten!
I love the Precious Moments Nativity on the glass.

Croaking, caroling frogs

A new Christmas tree, to fit in the alcove by the fireplace.
Love it! It has a kind of frosted look, it's really quite lovely~
Pre-lit...already have a strand of lights out. Don't love that!

Not Christmas, but a project we finally got done.
Love, love, love the family picture wall!

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas & hoping you are enjoying the Holidays with your family!


  1. Everything is beautiful! (Except for the creepy elf, but I'm weird about elves.) Where did you get your Nativity? Love you and so glad that you had a good Christmas.

  2. Your home looks like it is filled with lots of love!

    Happy New Year Valerie!

  3. Looks like it was an adventurous Christmas. Stomach bugs have a way of being memorable.

    Love the nativity. Sounds like a houseful. You may need a vacation from the vacation.

    Love the picture wall.