"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, December 3, 2011


max doesn't like hats.
and i wanted a santa hat picture.
so i grabbed her and held her down.
shoving the santa hat on her.
she was not pleased.
but i got my picture.
glutton for punishment.
my belly grew.
like TODAY.
comparisons to come.
and i'm still in love with my ornaments.
especially the little hands. 

mrs. claus's head falls off if you touch her at all.
it's disturbing.
and charming.
all at once.
a student made me this pillow.
when i was teaching 3rd grade.
that was the student that made it for me.
and now i think,

my childhood trolls.
the ice skater is my favorite.
i just love her little skates.
my sister and i made the troll baby diaper.
we made clothes for our trolls.
and taped them together.
the baby troll diaper is the only one that still exists.
as far as homemade troll clothes go that is.

grandma max's homemade stockings.
complete with grandma max's own stocking,
passed down to baby max.
i get emotional hanging it up.
my most treasured christmas decor.

the weather outside was frightful today.
i had to bring the abominable snowman out to wear over my head.
max was alarmed.
you can see why.
but we're decked,
merry & bright.
and the house is all a'glow.
with christmas lights warming our rooms and porch.
 happy christmas:)


Jen said...

I love all of your Christmas decorations and the ornaments for your tree. I laughed out loud at the description of the Santa hat pictures...sounds like my daughter ;)
And I love all of your festive touches on your blog. It's my favorite time of the year.

SassyModernMom said...

You have such gorgeous decorations!
New follower:)

Sue said...

I'd forgotten we have the same Christmas stocking pattern. And ours are from Grandma, too.

We finished decorating last night so we could have the YSA over for a big Christmas dinner FHE tonight. Should be fun!


PS. I am making ham and funeral potatoes. ;)