Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Beloved new Christmas sheets.  
Simple holiday decorating this year.  The wreath and tree are long-ago gifts from Mike's mom, and the little snow-covered church was a gift to us from my sweet Aunt Laurie this Christmas.  
Our Christmas tree is tethered to the wall with a bungee cord this year, and onto the curb it will go in a few weeks, so no matter.  It is filled with love and color, like Christmas trees and life should be, and it makes me happy.  The "Deck the Halls" sign was passed along by my sweet friend Madai.  The hearts are salt-dough ornaments I made last year.  And the angel at the top was made for me by Sommer's mom the first Christmas after Som died.  Love, love, love.  
And a heart-shaped bowl of buttercream-frosted sugar cookies for Santa (who I think will be wrapping my presents and filling my stocking tonight in the living room while I finish his and Stuffed's gifts back in the bedroom).  A phone call to my parents earlier this afternoon.  New Batman pajamas for Mike today and a not-quite-right holiday haircut from last week that's now in pigtails for me.  Emmet Otter-movie-watching and supper-that-Mike's-making-eating in awhile here.  Fancy Feast-enjoying soon for the kit-kat.  Breakfast cinnamon roll-baking later.  Much love to you all tonight and always.
~  Val


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Merry Christmas dear sweet Val. Your decorations are lovely and oh so cheerful. Your home is filled with love and the joy of living.

Thank you for being the inspiration that you are.

Love and hugs to the three of you,
FlowerLady Lorraine

Rev. Jim said...

Your hair is cute!
I've never seen sheets like those before. I guess you'd have sweet dreams upon those!
May you have blessed Christmas!

Nellie said...

Merry Christmas to you, Val! It sounds like a perfect Christmas Eve.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Merry Christmas Val; hope it was wonderful! much love to you.

TiffanyJane said...

Hi Val! Love the Christmas sheets, tooo Cute! Love the decor pics, hope you had a Merry Christmas!!! Happy New Year!!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Val
This my first attempt at using my cellphone to leave a comment!!
I love all of your hearts and pictures!
Happy New year and many many BLESSINGS to you
And your family
Love Linnie

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oooooooooo goody it works!!
I am at the Hospital with my Hubbybear for his carple tunnel surgery so I thought this would be a great opportunity to " make my time count"! And learn how to use my cell phone for comments this is good for my computer freezes and I haven't been able to get through much for a while.
Blessiings Linnie

asmplelife said...

I love that last photo, Val! Yes, make our time count. So important when time goes by so quickly. Happy new year, dear one!