Monday, July 23, 2007

Christmas in July!

I was traipsing through Blogland last night when I came across someone's pictures and post of their home at Christmas last year. I was like a kid in a candy store...gazing at their pictures, licking my Then I thought "boy, I can't wait until this Christmas. Now that I have a blog, I can post pictures of our home". I like showing our home during the holidays. It gives our family and friends a great opportunity to question my sanity yet once more. Susan, my BFF, says that, during the holidays, my house looks like Santa was stuffed in a blender and turned on high with the lid off. She's so sweet like that. I just don't get her attitude during Christmas. Ms. Bah-humbug. She has to be forced to put a tree up. Makes me crazy. Anywho, back to where I was heading...I was thinking how cool it was going to be to post our Christmas pictures on my blog when I thought, "why not post last years pictures now?" Sure, it's 100 degrees outside and Christmas seems about a million days away, but so what? It's my blog. I can do what I want. Right? So here's some pictures. I was getting all smiley and tingly just going through the folders picking these out. I adore the holidays. It's pretty much the only time of year I'll actually step foot inside the kitchen with a semi-happy heart (somebody's got to make the divinity and fantasy fudge). Ooooooohhh - I just can't wait for this year's holiday season to start!!!!
The top picture was of our living room. This picture is of our dining room. See those bows around the chairs? That was another one of those cases of seeing something in a magazine and thinking "I can make those". I did make these bows. But man, it sure would have been cheaper, easier, faster and just plain better to have bought them from the magazine. lol
Outside...Randey kept adding more and more stuff as December wore on. I can't wait until this year. He and a couple of the neighbors started a "competition" of sorts. Randey's determined to win. He stocked up on about a zillion lights after Christmas. Anybody seen Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase? Remember when the power plant had to switch to nuclear back-up once Clark finally got his lights to work? That's going to be our house this year, I'm afraid. Still can't wait to see it, though!
Another picture of the front of the house. There's actually 3 deer there, but for some reason, one of them just wouldn't stay lit. I'm still surprised that Randey didn't end up kicking it across the street - he spent so much time working on it!


  1. OOh It's fab! So Christmassy!!! I love the 3 deer outside best of all!! And all your lights-it's brilliant! I'm like you, I get really excited about Christmas!! Your comment on my blog made me laugh! I definitely think you should decorate a girly,pink space just for you- I'd be happy to fly over and help Lol!!!!

  2. Oh, I love it!!! IT was so much fun to look at your pics. It makes me want to start decorating. I, like you, made bows to go around my dining room chairs. Mine are plain. Your look like they have trim and everything!

  3. Okay Baby Girl, I know all the chicks are gathered, but that is no excuse for neglect of your fans...tell us all about your visitors and what everyone is doing and just tell it all!!!
    love ya
    Aunt Sandi

  4. this is my gazillionth visit in here...we're still doing Christmas...I've eaten a half box of peaches (that I intended to brandy later on) NOW HOP TO IT little girl...or did you not get my email?

  5. Hi Kari :)

    I`m finally making my way...slowly...around :) You sure do have a lot of decorations. But I think it makes it look and I bet, feel real cozy. I love Christmas too. Just hate our winters. They last forever. Best wishes for you too at your having quit smoking. Ain`t easy. I`ve tried many times before this, but this time it really needs to work! YOur sons look adorable :) Bet they`re going to break some hearts.


  6. What a great post - I love all of the lights. I think that is my favorite part of the holiday decorating.

  7. I am a holiday nut Christmas (yea, 9 trees worth) but LIVE FOR HALLOWEEN!!! Cannot I totally get this. Wonderful ;)


  8. I stop by almost every day. Just wanted you to know you're missed here in blogland :-)

    Hope all is well.



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