December 21, 2009

Sssshhhhh - don't wake the baby!

That's the feeling I'm having sitting here in the early morning quiet with Man-Child sleeping upstairs. 

See when M-C was small he didn't sleep.  EVER!!!  If he slept, it was for no more than 10 minutes at a time.  It was a nightmare. 

Even once we somehow got him on a schedule, he was a very light sleeper.  So I would creep around the house trying not to make any noise.  Too bad there wasn't blogging back then - it's such a nice and quiet activity.

So anyway, I'm taking advantage of the sleeping "baby" to try and catch up.

The party was a success even though only about 9 families made it at various times throughout the day.  And of those - only a couple were people we don't see on a regular basis.  The point of this one big party a year is to catch up with those we don't see often.  But a good time was had by all - and everyone seemed to make it home safely.

It was fun while it lasted; but boy am I glad it's over!  The first guests arrived around 2:30 - 3:00 pm and the last guests left around 12:30 pm.  It was one looooooong day.

Yesterday was kind of a quiet day around here - as we were all pretty tired, as I'm sure you can imagine.  So today will be a more purposeful day I'm sure.  I'd like to start switching closets - but then I was thinking how fun it might be to paint the closet a fun color first.  Hmmmm, I'll have to think about that.  That just makes the project that much bigger and more involved - and really, I don't know if I'm up for that.  Particularly as I don't have a color picked out - and that usually takes me forever to decide! So maybe I'll just switch - and paint later....

Anyway, I thought I'd share some pictures of the snow, decorations, etc.  Cause if you are anything like me (read, nosy) you like to see what other people's stuff looks like!

Although you can't see the house or the lights very well - I had to get a picture of the snow falling! (yes, I'm still just a girl from Texas - who gets excited about the snow!)

We do this every year - we Party With A Purpose and ask folks to bring in donations for a local food pantry.  This year, we filled two boxes like this!

I couldn't find the exact wreath I was looking for - so I decided to create something a little less traditional.  I thought it turned out pretty well - considering it was a last minute thing.

Our mantel - although you must ignore all the stuff in the background - the house had yet to be put back together after the party.  And yes, I know the fireplace is dirty - Hubby has yet to clean it.

This was taken the morning of the party - lots of snow for us - about 6 inches!  You can also see the partially (will it ever be finished) shed in the background.

The front yard was so pretty!  Too bad we couldn't get our Christmas card picture in this.

This was the picture we used - not too bad considering both guys were grumbling about it.


  1. See when I said we had snow it was nothing like that!! Its not fair.
    Pics look lovely - you managed to get man child to smile which I think is a miracle with most teen boys!

  2. Your house looks so pretty in the snow. It's snowing in London too, I just got caught in a blizzard :)

  3. ooh...the house and garden look so pretty covered in snow! Pleased your open house went well, even if not as many as expected turned up. Two happy looking boys you've got there (I can't see them grumbling, so that's good!)

  4. You survived! Now, time to rest. Enjoy the holidays.

  5. I'm pleased the party went well.
    Oh we get so excited about snow too, the children check everyday to see how much is still there although I think it may all be gone tomorrow.
    The house and the snow all look beautiful. XX

  6. I like your "stuff"..

    You look quite nice in White!

  7. Aawh, don't you all look lovely ! Gaawjuss house xxx

  8. Great pictures!!! We only go flurries here!!