It's time for Sunday Favorites. I'd like to thank Chari at Happy to Design for hosting this weekly event. It's always fun to look back so we know how far we've come.
This week I am going to repeat a post that originally posted last December on my family blog Manning Family Tree for our weekly show and tell. Since it involves decorating, I'm reposting it on this blog for Sunday Favorites.
Before we start I want to give you a little background first. I got the flu last year on Thanksgiving & was sick for the entire month of December and ended up with walking pneumonia. So it took everything I had to get any Christmas decorating done. But with the help of my family & my niece, we got it done.
And just ignore the part about muting the Christmas music on my blog as this year I don't have any.
Ta da!!!! Here it is, I know the suspense has been killing you all day, waiting for this third & final part of my Monday Show and Tell.
I want to share with you my Christmas decor. I have to thank all the little people who helped me in the preparation of this production. Namely, Danica (my niece & surrogate daughter) who helped with the decorating part. Brandon & Jesse who helped me bring boxes down & up from attic. And to Mike who helped put up the outside Christmas lights even though he didn't get the last strand up as it got too dark & he didn't want to fall from the ladder and 2 of Santa's deer didn't get set up. At least we got some Christmas cheer!!!! Can I get an AMEN!!!
Before you click on the play button, you might want to scroll down & push the pause button on the Christmas music play list on the right hand side so that my Christmas music doesn't interfere with the music that accompanies my photos. It you don't, you may get conflicting Christmas songs & it won't be nice. You have been warned! In fact, if you don't like the Christmas music anytime you come to our blog, you can pause it so it doesn't play. But if you don't like Christmas music you must be SCROOGE and we don't like Scrooge. You have been warned!!!!
Now for the photos:
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Did you enjoy the photos? I learned a very important lesson this Christmas. Don't leave candles unattended and real candles can burn a wood picture frame. Luckily I saw the error of my ways before I burnt the house down. LED candles work best in this situation.
Also, someone stole Santa from my front yard. I didn't even notice it last night when I was taking the photos. I figured it out this morning while driving to work. We passed one of our neighbors who has lots of Christmas decor in their front yard. Their giant Snoopy blow up snow globe was missing & they had posted a sign that it was stolen. It got me to thinking about dear old Santa at my own house. It kind of jogged my memory that I didn't remember seeing him in his sleigh last night when taking the photos. So when I got to work & looked at my photos, sure enough. Santa was gone, missing, no where to be seen. Someone stole Santa. I bet I know what list they are on & it's not the nice list. So if you stole my Santa & are reading my blog, bring him back & maybe Santa and I will forgive you and you might get something for Christmas besides coal. You have been warned!!!
Next Monday you can post about your Christmas or post about your New Year's plans or resolutions. Or you can reminisce about 2008 and your plans for 2009.
I hope that you liked looking back at my Christmas decor from last year. So far this year, I only have my family room decorated. And I don't have any excuse this year.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
And one last thing before you go. Did you hear that I'm having a giveaway? Time is running out quickly. You can read all about my giveaway by clicking on the photo below.
Kim aka: Sugar Plum (My new Christmas name that hubby gave me)