Sunday, December 16, 2012

My how time is flying by....

Christmas is a little over a week away.  I can't believe it already.  I have been so busy around here trying to finalize gifts, getting shopping lists together for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning breakfast.  I am so excited this year.  My kids have decided they wanted to bring back the Christmas tradition and all of us being together on Christmas Eve and waking up to Santa on Christmas morning with a big family Christmas like we used to do years ago before things changed.

Thank goodness I have been able to take a little time between jobs to enjoy this holiday season.  I hope to start my new job after the 1st of the year.  I really don't know how I would have been able to complete all of these projects I start.  I used to be able to move a little faster and get more done, but now I find myself stressing because I can't move and get as much done as I used to.  Hummmm, is this a sign of aging??  Yes, I think so.  But I push and push and always get it done.

I'll have some pictures of the projects I have been working on after Christmas.  Can't spoil the surprises.

But, I do have a picture of the newest stocking to join the fleet.  This is my granddaughter Bella's first Christmas, so I (Gigi) had to get busy and get her special stocking made.  It was so fun doing a girly stocking this time.  It has PINK on it.  !!!  Here is a picture of the completed stocking.

Now, what's been going on around the farm since my last post:

Miss Palyn celebrated her 4th birthday.  She got to blow out a candle (really I think she sniffed it and singed the end of her nose).  Sorry Palyn.  We sung Happy Birthday and she got a new squeaky toy.  And, no she didn't get to eat the chocolate cupcake.  That was just for the picture.

I realized I had never posted pictures of the finished bedrooms after the remodel earlier this year.  Remember, this is an old farmhouse that we gutted mostly the interior and added insulation and new electrical and carpet.

The first 3 pictures are of Bill's "game" room/office.  One goal of mine, was to get all of his mounts into one room.  It took the biggest part of one day, but I did it.  I really like the way they look too, especially now that they are all in one room. :)  The next two pictures are of the two other bedrooms.  Bring on the company.

I'll end this post for now, but I do have a few more things that I will post about later.  Have a good day!!!!


  1. I like Gigi as a 'grandma' name! The stocking is darling -- great job with that!! I've got the fabric for Ellie's -- I made Joc and Jason's stockings last year -- but I haven't put it together yet. I need to get busy!! And look at you -- three posts in two days! :)

  2. Your newest stocking addition is wonderful and soooo girlie!

  3. Thanks for sharing on the Christmas Stocking Hang Out! It's so cute! That must have taken a while to get done. I like the matching hanger too!

  4. What a fun, girly stocking! Your granddaughter will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great stocking! And those rooms turned out great as well! Your guests will love staying with you!

  6. Adorable stocking ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

  7. Oh my goodness, what a swweet first stocking! Your blog is so very inviting, I jsut showed my whole family your stocking and puppy dog with cupcake and teddy bear!

  8. I love that design, I want to make that one and the princess ones for my grand daughters

  9. Wow, Thanks everyone for the great and sweet comments. My granddaughter will be here in a few hours to see her new Stocking. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!