Friday, December 7, 2012

Decorating for Christmas

DSSD came over to help with decorating and blogging.

So, since DSSD came over.......I'm back!  (for now!)

We had to get new lights.  I don't know how it is in other parts of the country, but, here in Kalifornia there are only LED lights available.  I  can't even begin to tell you how I HATE LED lights!  It actually hurts to look at the tree.  The picture doesn't show it at all but they are intensely bright and annoying.  We have bought, put up, and taken down tree light three times this week.  This is crazy! Oh wait, that was an exaggeration.  We didn't put up the second set DSH bought.  He brought them home and we plugged them in and thought they were too bluish looking.  A very odd looking "white" light.  The first set were multi colored and they are very much "jewel" tones.  Just not Christmas looking.  Now we are shopping on line to find incandescent lights.

The box under the tree is a gift for my parents.  The traditional Nutcracker.  They don't read this so no secret has been let out.  I don't wrap and put presents under the tree until after Dec 15 which is DSH's birthday.

We went camping for Thanksgiving which was awesome.  Who would have thought???!!!  My youngest daughter married into a family that has camped at the same place for Thanksgiving for years.  We never saw my daughter for Thanksgiving so we had to get our own trailer and join them.  LOL
We joined them for the first time last year and had a blast.  This year my sister and her husband joined us.  It was sooooo fun.  Three Traeger smokers and one deep fat fryer were brought and used so there was plenty of cooking space.

 Here is a photo of the granddaughters in our trailer with our dogs.  The dogs made themselves at home on their sleeping bags.  They didn't sleep there all night though.  They went into our room with us.




Here is a random photo.  Our little black dog, Bailey, loves tennis balls.  We have a friend who is a tennis pro.  One Christmas a few years ago he game Bailey a huge box of old tennis balls.  This is what happens after she has played with them for awhile.  She doesn't eat them but she is hard on them.  It is time for another box full.




The big news is that my oldest daughter is pregnant with our 5th grandchild.  This is a miracle baby!  We are so excited for them.  God is good.

Merry Christmas to all of you in blog land. 

1 comment:

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

You are not alone in despising LED lights. I can't imagine them on a Christmas tree! I don't love those twisty ones the government has forced on us either. The light is so harsh. I have cataracts and the light is literally painful.

My granddaughter wants a traditional nutcracker...she has for years. One year I'm going to break down and buy her one. I bet your parents were pleased.

Your little grandgirls are cuties...no wonder the dogs staked a claim to their sleeping bags even if only for a little while.

Congratulations on grand #5. God is still in the miracle business!

I hope your blogging will not be over when your daughter leaves...I am glad you are back and am sorry it took so long to make my rounds. I'm just beginning to feel better after a terrible bout with the flu and subsequent bronchitis or pneumonia.

Happy New Year!!! and it looks like you had a blessed, merry Christmas.

oxo