Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Postcards


Really, can you believe that the magic hour is almost here? I thought I was doing really good. Packages in the mail. Check. All cards sent with the exception of the handmade few. Check. Decorations up. Almost check. (is that truly ever done?) So I made a little list of the last few details which turned into a ginormous list of to-dos.
Neighbor, teacher, coach gifts. Most certainly not checked off. Cards mailed for the few who won't chuck them with the trash on December 26. Um, not checked off. Stocking stuffers? Still light on the fillers. Meals planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Not so much. The big game night showdown invites & planning done? Nope!

Am I stressed? A little bit. Nothing too bad yet. The day is coming whether I'm ready or not. The activities are ticking by on the calendar and the snow that was supposed to strand me at home where I could nest for 2 days straight went north leaving us with only rain. Cold rain, but just blah rain.

We didn't get the time to put up a lot of outside lights, so we went super simple this year. Superdy duper simple. While we won't be on the light tour this year (well, we never were, but wouldn't that be kind of nerdy fun?), this little scene is making people stop their cars for some odd reason.



Just a few other little postcards from our home...



And my oldest is home from college for Christmas. Look what the big softie brought his mom! He didn't even pull away from the bear hug I gave him. Good to have him and his bottomless pit of a stomach home for the holidays!

6 comments:

Kim said...

Awwwwww, love the flowers and the bear hug from your big baby. He missed you. :-) And I love the bike with lights.

Danielle said...

Great minds! I have that same "jolly" sign but hanging in my tree. Just more proof that we were separated at birth.

Laura said...

I sooooooooooo love the bike with lights!! And what a great mom you must be to rate flowers and a big bear hug. Good for you!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I have an old bike I use as a planter, I wish I had thought to light it up for the holidays! next year.....

Thanks for the cute idea!

Abby said...

Leave it to you to put lights on a bike ... LOVE IT!!!!!! Everything looks great! And you raised such a sweetie bringin you such beautiful flowers!!! :)

Dianna said...

Love that bike!
Hope your holidays were great~
I know you're enjoying your kiddos.
Happy New Year*!*