Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Holidays are Here!

     We had Thanksgiving today with my dad and Deb today. They called and asked if we wanted then to bring the nativity set for our yard. We used it last year. The kids and I like it, Shane not so much. It is and older plastic set my dad and Deb had in their yard FOREVER. Or so it seems. I think it's about 20 years old. They are at the point they don't want to put as much out in the yard. Shane thinks it looks nice at night but doesn't like all the wires from the lights of it and how that looks during the day. So we did a vote and he was out numbered 3 to 1. It was a good lesson on democracy for the kids. LOL
     The outside of the house is finished. We will do the inside next weekend. It feels strange but with Matthew and I traveling last week I was exhausted yesterday! Then with us doing Thanksgiving today there was no time. Not only that we put up a live tree. Last year by the time Christmas got here and Santa put the presents under the tree, all the needles were falling off. So we decided to wait a week. Our tree and inside will get decorated next Sunday after church. Our Saturday is already full with Holiday happenings! In the a.m. we are decorating the soup kitchen for Christmas and in the afternoon we are going to a pig pickin'. The following Saturday Shane and Matthew are in the Surfside parade with Boyscouts, breakfast with Santa at church and our annual Bunco Christmas party! I love the busyness of this time of year.
How are your holiday decorations and plans shaping up?


Anonymous said...

Not as busy as you. We'll put up our tree when Maria begins her winter break and can watch her son herself.

I hosted Thanksgiving and will host the Christmas party as well.

This is my favorite time of year.

Kay said...

I'm doing OK so far, but still have quite a bit to do. I can't wait for my daughter and family to arrive in just a week and a half.