Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Cheer


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a good time with my family here at our house and with Wes' family at his brother's house. Yes, I cooked a turkey...a 20-pounder...thank you very much. No, I don't have pictures like Amber. You'll just have to trust me. Everything went fine except for a few misadventures involving the corn pudding.

I am in full Christmas Cheer mode. We put up our tree today and I was inspired by this post to attempt a garland on my fireplace mantle. I'm pretty happy with the results. Not bad for a first try! The tree is always a challenge. First of all, it's huge. Nine feet. Wes managed to drag it into the living room and wrestled the bottom section into the base, screwed it in tight and plugged it in only to discover that it was actually the MIDDLE section. So, we undid everything and wrangled the real bottom into the stand and then it went smoothly. Hayley is mortified that I put feathers on it. She calls it the Big Bird Tree. I think it's kinda fun and funky. I only uttered the phrase "I'm losing my Christmas joy!" about five times while we were decorating and we only broke two or three glass balls. That's pretty good for us. All the while we were listening to my new Christmas cd by Third Day. And we only had to go to Wal-Mart twice. And the dog only stole my ribbon twice. Around the Sullivan house we call this Success!


13 comments:

Amber said...

LOVE IT!!

I really like your mantle...nice job!!

Your big bird tree is very pretty!! Love the feathers! :)

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

It looks lovely!

Christi said...

Love your stuff Lisa! Sounds like you are all having fun getting all geared up for Christmas! Aren't those 9 foot trees just so much fun?! We have one too!

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

That looks so good!!!!!!!! You put me to shame.

Aaron said...

I like the feathers.

Lori said...

Your home looks beautiful all decorated for Christmas! That's a really big tree!!! I think the feathers are great!

Liz said...

Looks gorgeous!

Denise K. said...

So pretty! I like your tree topper too...it's a great modern way to do more than the traditional angel. Merry Christmas! :-)

The Nester said...

look at that HUGE beautiful fireplace! LOVE IT! It looks beautiful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your garland is so lush and lovely. Absolutely adorable!

Chris said...

I can't get past that fireplace! Beautiful! LOVE the garland AND the tree!

Kim Layton said...

Your garland and fireplace look great! I love how big the tree is...very Christmasy!!!!
-Kim

Kathy said...

I would definitely say it's a success! Your garland and tree are beautiful! I love the candles in the staggered glass holders. So PRETTY!