Another Holiday in Progress

Category: Daily Diary

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It's hard to believe that this will be our sixth Christmas here since we first moved in.

It's even more amazing to me that in all that time we've only had one Christmas tree in all that time. Seriously.

Many years we've traveled to visit family, so I guess that's a pretty good excuse. Other years, though, it's often because we simply didn't have the space. Last year, for example, our dining room was our temporary living room and a big plywood barrier separated us off from the construction zone where we would have normally put the tree. In hind sight, maybe we should have covered the plywood with wrapping paper.

Anyway, all this simply means that because of our limited history of holiday decorating here at the house, we've got to reach all the way back to 2005 to find a photo we can share of how we've parepared for the holidays.

Without further delay, here it is:

Now that we've moved back in to our living room, maybe we'll finally get to do our second tree....stay tuned! :-)


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Comments

Yeah, but this year you also have a fireplace with mantel for stockings!

Well, that tree sure was beautiful! Our tree last year was surrounded by insulation only, no walls. But at least I had my mother-in-law over from England to witness it. Ahem.

BTW - You were the inspiration for my (rather sparsely populated) home renovation blog, and you continue to inspire me, even with the story about the plywood room divider. Looking forward to seeing tree #2.

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getthetreegetthetreegetthetree!

Hey friends!
I love that I can hear all about your life and don't even have to worry about the time difference. I'm just doing some blog "research", (procrastinating)and am laughing hysterically at Grace and the butter and all of the well-meaning and just mean advice you got on that one. I can't believe how big Grace is, she's just beautiful. Wes must be a full head shorter, but just as busy. Only, his focus is on torementing his baby sister and pestering Nate, it seems to keep him away from the butter. We haven't even needed cupboard locks, but Laurel is on the move any day now, and that just might change everything. I think this year we'll go for the mini tree on a very tall table,... maybe bolted to the wall. Merry Christmas and our love to all three of you!

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Thia is the second year we've had to do without decorating.....

Are you guys okay? I'm starting to get very worried.

I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.. :)

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Love all the opinions expressed here! How is everyone? Love how everyone expresses whatr they feel :)

Neat blog layout! Very easy on the eyes.. i like the colors you picked out

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