2013 is here, for about a week now.
How do y’all like it so far? Too early to tell?
Well, I started the new year off with a nasty cold/crud – it’s been lasting for 4 days now.
Needless to say I’m late posting anything Christmas, but here it is anyway.
We went to Texas for a couple of weeks and got to spend time with all of the family except one nephew who is in Russia right now.
We flew back on New Year’s Day and then I pretty much got sick after a couple of days.
Let’s hope the rest of the year shows more promise 🙂
These are some new ornaments I made to add to the tree this year. A snapshot of my Sleigh rides sign and my tree.
Some pictures of our time in Texas, at Aunt Terrye and Uncle Ed’s home (my sister’s massive tree and nutcracker collection) and our Polar Express ride (can you believe I didn’t get a picture of the train): We also squeezed in a little red neck Christmas (but not too much) since we shot off some airsoft guns rather than the real deal thanks to Aunt Tammy and Uncle Dan and the cousins. But I didn’t get pictures of that either. What did I think? I was on vacation or something?
*This isn’t suppose to come out until tomorrow, but since I accidentally sent a post before I was done, I feel I must now send out the “real” post.
Since we were gone the first 10 days of this month I just haven’t had that “feeling.” You know, that feeling you get when you’ve finished the decorating and you have that . . .warm, excited, Christmas-y feeling . . . even though we had our tree up and decorated after Thanksgiving, somehow that “feeling” just isn’t there for me.
I’m sure it’s due to the fact I’m still working on new decorations. But it’s actually been okay . . . because I’m not freaking out that I haven’t finished making those decorations and everything isn’t “perfect,” I just keep telling myself “next year” and that this was a good year to be interrupted (so to speak), since we were gone a good portion of the month anyway!” The tree is a bit bare and all, but I’m just going to keep working until I’m finished.
So you’ll be seeing posts from time to time sharing Christmas decorations, even the holiday is gone and past.
Here are some things I have finished but just didn’t have the time to post yet.
Making a Sleigh Ride sign
Adding ice crystals to berry garlands (Don’t worry, this is a picture taken during the process, the glue dries clear!)
Adding some greenery and ice crystals to my berry wreath
Back in July we posted some Christmas ideas, in my case – changing to a new theme entirely,
and in Amy’s case – adding some fun new things this year. You can see our post of ideas here . . .
And then it was never mentioned again . . . until now!
The problem was I knew exactly what I wanted. And at the same time I was stumped as to what exactly I wanted.
It’s confusing I know, but this is how my mind functions 🙂
It took me quite some time to pull my thoughts and ideas into something I could visualize and then carry out. This, at times, is quick and easy and other times can be a slow and frustrating process for me. Needless to say this was one of those slow arduous processes.
I have finally completed some decorations that I can show you. I will post more as I get them done – don’t be surprised if it’s after Christmas and well into next year. I went into this knowing it was going to be a gradual change over the next couple of Christmases as my time is quite limited!