Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So This Is Christmas

The day after Thanksgiving means a couple things in our family. The first being, the best turkey sandwiches made with Pepperidge Farm bread, lots of Hellman's mayonnaise, and cranberry sauce. Yum! The second thing is that it is the day in which we head out and find our Christmas tree. 

We found a great tree farm called Fish River Tree Farm in Summerdale, Alabama. Like every other year, we walked the entirety of the farm to find just the perfect tree. It was the most beautiful day with the temperatures in the 70's. The only thing missing was our daughter, Jessica who will be flying in from Australia tomorrow!

With so many Southern Longleaf Pines around here, pine cones are in abundance. I must say, they are my new favorite thing and I have them scattered throughout the house.

My latest and easiest project has been the chalkboard that sits upon the buffet in our dining room. When I saw Lemonade Makin' Mama's, I knew I had to make one just the same.

The ornaments have been hung on the tree, each one representing something significant of that year.

The stockings are hanging from the mantle and come Christmas morning, will be filled with little gifts and special treats.

So, this is Christmas in our new home and I can't wait for the memories that will be made here this year. 


  1. So glad to see you post something about your new home! Everything looks darling, and I am so excited that your daughter is coming home. What a special blessing.

  2. <3 it my friend. How exciting to making your new house a home and celebrating your first Christmas there.

    Happy...memory making!!!


  3. I'm glad to be sharing this space with you between here and home! Looking forward to seeing your tree and all of your pretty decorations!

  4. I was going through my favorite folder tonight and clicked on your saved spot. :) Enjoyed reading & catching up with you. Such beautiful pictures and so relaxing to read of your holiday traditions. Your decorations are so beautiful. I too love pinecones.

  5. What a lovely new home. You certainly fill any place with love and family!
    Looking at the picture - your boys are so tall! Have I really been following you that long in blogland that they have grown that much?

    Hugs to you!


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