It's been a fun week with holiday music playing and lots of reminiscing.
I unpacked our Christmas decorations for the first time in three years!
|"Help" in the form of a 17 year old Tabby! |
Noel thinks that since this is her holiday, she needs to be in the thick of it!
In hopes that our LA house would sell,
I had packed the decorations to survive a journey after the Christmas of 2010.
The house sold late that summer
and United Van Lines brought my 10 red and green plastic tubs up here to VA.
|Despite her age, she plays like a kitten!|
Knowing that the rental couldn't handle a holiday gathering,
we rented a ski condo in WV for Christmas 2011,
so I didn't get out a single bit of Christmas that year!
Last year "survival" was the name of the game: decorating wasn't in the agenda!
We'd been living in the horse trailer and
I was painting and staining like a madwoman.
What a difference a year makes:
no paint fumes, leisure time and no sheetrock dust!!
It was with a lot of happiness that we hauled the tubs up from the basement
and took our time mulling over where best to place each of our holiday trinkets and treasures.
I made one purchase:
the humongous front door needed a new wreath.
Pretty stylin' for Lowe's,
Don't you think?
Joe's childhood Flexible Flyer sled looks at home in VA;
who knows it might even see some action this year after a 45 year dry spell!
I hate to leave you out on the porch, but it's not so bad and we'll step inside tomorrow!