The One with Christmas 2010


Sunday, December 26, 2010

We set up the Christmas tree and decorations the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I asked my mom to send me the stockings that she made for us so many years ago that they're the only stockings I ever remember using. Now they're vintage (and have a funny smell from all the different kinds of candy placed in them over the years...). They have a special place in my heart from my childhood and I'm so glad I get to keep using them!
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Apparently I've claimed this one (the far left one) as my own back in the day:Photobucket
Chris uses the far right one and Fox uses the middle one.

Other decorations around the house include a nativity set:
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Pine cones picked up by my Grandma Cathie:
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And lots of paper stars/flowers I made last year:
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This Christmas I got a few gifts in particular that I'm soooo excited about. First, I saw a vintage block frame on etsy that had a fox on it, but it was sort of haphazardly put together. Instead of getting that exact frame my dad suggested he make one himself. After unknowingly winning some vintage blocks on ebay, I then sent him a link to some more vintage blocks. $80 of vintage blocks later (I'm sure he'll laugh about it in the future)....he created a frame and names for us:
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Love them! And now I have an entire basket full of leftover blocks for future craft projects :)

The other present I'm super excited about is this:
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It's the first volume of my blog turned into a book!
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It's mighty fun having my blog in physical form.
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I've already "made" the other volumes. It takes about three books per year so I have 5 (will be 6 on the new year) books in my "cart" for Chris to get me for birthdays, mother's days, Christmases, etc.
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Love it love it love it. I feel like an author :) It was sooo easy to create too. Just go to blog2print.com and type in your blog URL, the dates you want to print, press enter, and it creates it for you!

Here is Mr. Fox on Christmas:
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He's so cute.

And here he is today:
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One more week of vacation for Chris!
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