Sunday, November 28, 2010

I feel like Clark Griswald.

Not because I put lights up on my roof and then fell off or anything.

But I did do the Christmas lights this year; the hubs had no desire this time.

And I was cold. So, so cold.

My face hurts.

I did, however, fall two and a half times while pushing my sleigh out into the yard.

That's Clark Griswald-like, right?

See, we like to treat our after-Thanksgiving weekend as a kind of "Christmas Preview", if you will.

Sledding.



Hot chocolate.

Sledding again.

Hot chocolate. Again. We like patterns; it makes us feel a sense of control in a world full of chaos.


And of course, their must be decorating.

And how.

Tree trimming.


Mistaking ornaments as candy.

You know, the usual.

Aaaahhhhh. This weekend rocks.

So, um, I stole some ginormous candy canes from the 'rents. Also put my peppermints up with a stepladder and thought I was going to die the whole time.

That's somewhat Clark-esque, too, I 'spose.
Can't wait to look at it all and decide what I think--

But I'll look later. My eyes are frozen.

23 comments:

Malisa said...

Love, love, love your mantel...and your kids!

Janelle said...

I love it! I can't believe you went out there in the freezing snow. Good job!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

lookin good Clark! I think I say this everytime I leave a comment, but I SO wish I were your neighbor!!

The Mac's House said...

If it weren't for the fact that we've some amazingly gorgeous weather here in Virginia over the past week I'd almost be jealous of that snow. I do miss the snow sometimes but usually late at night when nothing but the stars are shining and you can see the snow gently falling takes me right back to my Western New York hometown.

I love the outside decorations and especially that sleigh. We did manage to get the outside lights up on the fence for decoration but that's about as far as we went this weekend. I can't wait to get the tree down and decorated.

Daddy-o said...

Love your frozen pictures! The one with Jamie holding the ornament is one of the best photos I've ever seen -- framing, focus, composition, interest, everything is right with that picture. I love it!

Layne Bushell said...

I have to say I'm so impressed that your stockings match. Every year I say I'm going to make matching stockings and every year I'm out of money before the season begins!!! Love the peppermints! They rock!

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

I love it lady! I love the sled and I am glad that you didnt totally biff it too hard pushing out the sled. You are just so dang festive!

love your guts
mandi

Lori said...

Perfect sized hill for sledding, not too far to walk back up. Also love the flat stocking holders, where the stockings are the star!

Pressed Petals said...

you are awesome! look at the snow! oh to have snow like that here!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

The sled looks great in the yard. We need a full shot though to see if it is really like Clark. Love the peppermint candy too.
Brooke

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

That one with your son holding up the ornament is photography perfection.

So now, well, there's some hatred. Yep. I admit it.

I'll get over it, of course, but I'll need a little time to process.

These things are always so hard.

Emily said...

I love the sleigh it turned out awesome. I love your mantel too! The pictures of your kids are cute!

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

Great Job decorating! :)

dena4kids said...

Looks good! I didn't even put up the tree this year, Noah did. All.. by.. his.. self. =) I came into the living room and there it was.

Love the candy theme!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Snow!!! Lucky ducks...

Your mantel looks perfect, the matching monogrammed stockings look so warm and homey. I love it. The pictures in this post made me smile too, adore the bokeh effects!

Love the lights and how the sleigh turned out, can't wait to see how everything looks altogether! You tease! ;)

I feel like I need a new verb... I always use the word love too much over here!

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

It is only 40 here and I think it's too cold to go out, even to my car.

I think we have the same stocking hangers, target right??

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

How do I always miss your posts on my sidebar???? I can see why you didn't want summer to end. That's a lot of snow you have there. I am glad you hung up your mints. They are too fun. Loved your pics as always.

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, your place looks AWESOME, sparky! Just make sure there's not squirrel in your tree...

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Too funny! And your mantel is adorable, so are your little ones!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Wow, your home inside and out looks so festive, I love all the stockings with your family names on them, just precious!
Hugz,
Kim

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

So CUTE! I used one of your photos to show what you did to you mantle with the pictures if that's okay.....
Thank you!

www.swainstonvinylanddezign.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

It looks great, Mandi! That picture of your daughter on the end, you have to make her do Young Me Now one day.

Anny said...

Pretty as always, I love how your frames turned out :) For some reason all the J and M names didn't click for me until I saw all the stockings lined up...and I've seen your hangers with names before :P