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Friday, December 16, 2011

Our Christmas lights

Good thing I uploaded these pictures right when I took them. Later that night while cleaning the kitchen and Reagan was sitting on the stool...playing with the camera. She broke it!!!!!
She pulled off the pieces around the lens and I can't even get it to close or turn off.
This is the third camera we've gone through. (I need to find the warranty paper to get it fixed)

We usually "light" up the whole house for Christmas, but since hubby is in Afghanistan and I'm not climbing on the roof or anything else this is what I came up with.

I really don't like "inflatables" but I put Santa up for Reagan, because she loves him!

I could not find my wreath. :/  

I have two of these trees in urns, but couldn't find the other. 
I did have the cords tucked in but the wind kept blowing the tree over.
I added lighted presents from TJ Maxx and some vintage Santa boots I got while in Houston last summer.

 The vintage sled was an estate sale find by my husband.
I tied a Ballard designs wreath on it because I couldn't find my ice skates. 

Another view of the yard.

We made Christmas cookies a few days ago (they're gone now)
Here is Reagan eating sugar....

Jonathan has a cold, so we don't know if we'll be going to Houston for Christmas. 
If he's well by Sunday we will go. I hope so, I really don't want to spend Christmas here without my husband.

Merry Christmas y'all!



Gail said...

You did an awesome job Michele and your daughter is darling! I hope your son is feeling better so you all can go home for Christmas.

Christmas Blessings to you and your beautiful family,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are such a good mommy to set that up all by yourself. I sure hope you are able to go. Colds going on around here, too. The mister has been sick and out of work the last couple of days.

Linda said...

You did a great job of decorating. It's so much fun to turn on the lights and admire your handiwork. Happy holidays...

Shelia said...

Hi Michele! Oh, your lights look so pretty! I'm amazed you did all of this. I can see you're a good cookie baker too! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

mississippi artist said...

I do hope you can visit family for Christmas. My grandson and I made Christmas cookies today-what a mess!I sent them all home with him, so I won't be tempted.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

You did a fab job with your lights! I hope you get to go to Houston!!

Your chicken enchilada soup sounds yummy!

Kelly said...

I really like your big blow up Santa. He fits perfectly on that side of the house and it adds an instant bit of cheer to your house. I think you did a great job. I'm sorry to hear that your son has a cold. I would ask the doctor or even pharmacist what you could give him so he can be on the mend for Christmas vacation. I would hate for you to miss Christmas with your family!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I like all of the lights outside, Michelle. Oh, I hope ya'll get to go to Houston for Christmas. That sweetie eating the sugar reminds me of mine, she will still grab a bottle of sprinkles from the cabinet and eat them. No cookies needed, lol.

NanaDiana said...

Michele, YOu did such a nice job of fixing a Christmas for your kids all by yourself. I sure hope that your son is well enough to travel and you can go home for Christmas. Blessings- xo Diana

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Hope you get to go home for Christmas. I know the 3 times my hubby was deployed I never went home for Christmas...but it's always nice to get to be with family during the Holidays! Hope your son feels better soon. We have a sick house here too..strep and ear fun!

All the best,

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I think your yard looks amazing, Michele!
Your daughter is precious.Those little finger smears are the plate are too cute!
I hope your baby feels better.
I will say a couple little prayers.
Don't want you spending Christmas home alone.... with a sick baby to boot!

Your boots on the porch are sweet too!


GardenofDaisies said...

She looks as sweet as sugar herself! I love the white lights on the railing. I don't blame you for not climbing up on the roof. I wouldn't do that either!

bj said...

OMYGOSH....your yard and porch look fabulous. You did an awesome job on it....all by yourself. Bless your heart.
Sure hope you get to go on your Christmas trip.
People around here are sick, too.
Have a good Christmas, dear one.
Maybe your hubby will be home soon.
xo bj

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks so festive....I hope you still are able to go home for Christmas!! Thank you for the prayers and have a great Christmas!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Well done Michelle...I have done most of the Christmas decorating myself my whole married life. I know how overwhelming it can be but you did a great job. I just know your son will get well enough to travel...hang in there. Happy Christmas!

Marianne said...

Hi Michele, Your outside lights look did an awesome job. I do all of the outside lights myself every year...hubby wants nothing to do with it anymore. I can't wait until the boys are older so they can take over.
Hope you son feels better so you can enjoy your Christmas in Houston!
Marianne :)

Melissa Miller said...

Michele your outdoor decor is fabulous! Of course one of my favorite things is the monogram red pillow. It looks like the perfect accent.

Congrats on winning! I was so very happy when I saw you won. Hooray! Let me know what you find with your gift card.

Thanks for the kinds words on our tree and photo. You are too kind.

Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~Melissa :)

Town and Country Gals said...

Your house looks adorable! You did a great job by yourself! Regan is so cute, hope your son was better so you could go home! Aaron is back in the states and will be here Thursday, can't wait. I'd hoped your husband would be too.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I adore the boots next to the front door! Waaaay to cute.....hubbies soon :(

Ron @ said...

Greetings from Southern California.

I am your Newest Follower :-)

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

sabri said...

happy new year michele..

Town and Country Gals said...

Hope your Holidays were wonderful!
Hope things are going well for you and your family!
Happy New Years!

Julie said...

It's a nice hasard to visit your blog.
I want to wish you an Happy New Year 2012.
A really good health to you !
Julie xxx from france

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

What did you do for Christmas? I hope you had a wonderful time.

Town and Country Gals said...

hope you are doing well, miss visiting with you, hope you will be back soon!

Melissa Miller said...

I hope all is well! Did you get your Kirklands GC and use it? Let us know what you are up to sweet friend.

Take Care! ~Melissa

sabri said...

hope to see you back soon..

Kimberly said...

Just wondering if your ok! I hope so.

Kristi said...

Hi Michelle, I stopped by to see how your doing! I hope all is well and you come back soon! I took a break as well. I LOVED all the goodies you sent me! I have the pillow in my keeping room and the towel in my kitchen, the tray Im using with magnents and LOVED the cookbook! You rock girlie!! :)

Kristi said...

I dont have your email, but wanted to say thank you for your sweet words! I hope that you are doing well and will be back soon! Miss you! Are you in your new place yet?

Town and Country Gals said...

hope you are doing well, miss visiting with you! Aaron will be getting out and coming home in May. Hope your hubby is well and either home or coming home soon!