Friday, December 3, 2010

How’s That Decorating Going For Ya’

So, this year I told my Darling Husband that I didn’t want to bring out all the Christmas decorations.  This year things are a bit different with family and while we will have a few people in before, we will be just the two of us and the 4 four legged kids for Christmas.  Do we really need 3 Christmas trees, anyway?

So, I’m out shopping one day last week and come home to ALL the Christmas storage boxes down from the attic and in the garage. Not good. I say I’m only putting up one tree! (Sort of the same as the declaration “I only want ONE little dog). See where this is going?

I see that my Darling Husband already has that one tree up with lights blazing.  After a day of shopping, I decorate the tree (all inside decorating is my job) and by the time it’s done, I’m wiped out from the long day. So, I state that we are done because what goes up must come down and in only a short 4 weeks.

Guess how that declaration went for me? Click on pics for larger view.

Tree #1

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Tree #2 White House Ornaments

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Tree #3 Mother’s Ornaments

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He stated that we would just put the other two trees up so we will have the pretty lights and I don’t have to do any decorations… the lights will be pretty.  Right…I’m going to have bare trees sitting around my house. 

Did we stop there?  Oh no.

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This was Mom’s I love her.

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Of course, there is more around but you get the gist.  Outside he has lights, two trees, wreath on the door and he’s not finished. He has more lights to put out. Just thinking of taking all this down drove me share some suds with Santa.


You know this is how I got 4 dogs, don’t you? Who, by the way, are also decorated with reindeer bells.  I’m sure we aren’t done with them either and they are trying to  be so good and quiet (left pic) so that we don’t put elf clothes on them like last year.

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So it goes in the Meldrum Household. 

Merry Christmas, Y’all!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Promised Models and More

The day our Thanksgiving week started, we had to do a little “home training” with the pupmonsters.  They had to have a place to be that wasn’t in the vicinity of “hobbits”. They are not quite used to the quick movement of little ones and like to spring into action which terrorizes our grandsons (and sometimes our granddaughter) and scares me that the dogs could really hurt them.  So… the bed and breakfast is born.


Knitting Models:

We had one reluctant “no way” model and two enthusiastic ones.  Justin was having none of the modeling, but Jacob decided he might just claim both Spiderman and Elmo sweaters and was the perfect little model of both. Sarah was – as always- the modeling diva. Be right backClick on the photos for a larger view.

Ladies first….Sarah in her Star of My Heart dress.

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And what model doesn’t spend a little time in front of a mirror?

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The reluctant model, Justin.  Likes the sweater OK…but please….it was 80 degrees outside and he was not about to put it on.


Jacob, on the other hand was happy to model both sweaters.  I think the pictures tell the story.

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Elmo 5You couldn’t find a better model in the pages of a magazine. Yes, I am a prejudiced Nana.

Now, did I mention – “More” in the subject line.  Well…here it is.

I gave our Darling DIL a shawl that I had originally knitted for me, but never wore.  I would put it on and it wouldn’t ever look quite right and I would think, “I should give this shawl to Linda.  It would be perfect for her”. But, before I could get pictures of her in the shawl, her darling husband, Jason (yes, this is our son) and his father (my darling husband, David) had some fun of their own.

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Here is the beautiful Linda modeling the shawl that is indeed perfect for her if I do say so myself (although Jason looks pretty darn good, too)Winking smileIn the second photo, she’s showing off some new bling.

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Good times.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Finish of Something Elmo

Nine days & he’s ready for Jacob.  Although, Mama says they boys will fight over this one.  They both are the same size so they can switch and I’m not sure Justin is old enough to care which one wears or even if he wears one. Smile

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Now on to some preparation for Thanksgiving and a certain cake the adult kids love, but hate to have around. But if it’s not here sort of hate that too. So…once a year it just has to be done. Winking smile