Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Decor.........................and lots of it!!!

Here is 90% of my christmas decor. I tried to keep it simple this year as I wanted to clean things out and not have so much clutter. I spent 2 hours going through my attic in October sorting through what I was going to keep and what I would sell in my craft sale. I even still have 2 totes up in the attic that I didn't even get out but couldn't bare to get rid of the stuff just yet. I made $300 from my craft sale and used that to buy my hubby a leather recliner for graduating from Police College.

The first picture is of my table in the sunroom! This is all I did out there this year. Usually I put a tree up out there but since we aren't entertaining I opted out of doing that to create more work when it comes to taking everything down.

My tree, I had it all decorated at the beginning of November with all prim decor. Looked at it over and over and just didn't like it. I needed some sparkle on it. Knowing that I purchased and received lots of beautiful vintage bulbs I decided to change my tree. I added silver beads, vintage bulbs then my daughter and I went up town to see if they still sold tinsel. Can you believe they still do!!! I was so happy! I came home put some tinsel on it and now I look at it with memories of how our tree used to look when I was little! Now I don't like the topper it will be changed next year for sure! But I love just a little sparkle on it!

Well that about does it for my decorating for this year! A lot less than last year but that's ok, one I won't have so much take down and two I enjoy it much more this year!

Wishing you all a very merry christmas! Enjoy time with family & friends! And most of all be safe!

Until next time


Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas........and a huge congrats to my hubby!

Well this is just the beginning of my Christmas decor as I took a ton of pictures and I don't like a single one of them other than this one of my belsnickles that actually has changed since I took this photo so I will post all my new photos this week. I know it's a little late but I haven't had time to think let alone take photo's.

The photo above my mantle is from my grandma & grandpa, they had it up over there piano for years in the dinningroom and I always loved it! So my mom told me I could have it as my grandma is passed away and my grandpa just recently moved into the Long Term Care Home.

My husband is home and graduated from Police College on December 1st. It was a huge ceremony and there was 187 graduates from all over Ontario who graduated that day. They did marching and had a great Ontario Police Pipe Band play. We brought our kids and they loved watching their daddy march and be in his fancy uniform.

Here below is my hubby & myself at his swearing in ceremony at his Police Department that he was hired on for. He was grinning ear to ear waiting to be handed his badge.

Doesn't he look stunning in his uniform! This is his uniform that he would wear only for special occassion's not on a regular basis.

This is him and his chief who handed him his badge! He also gave a great speech that was very personable for both constables that were sworn in that day!

The kids and I are so proud of dad for graduating and acheiving such a huge accomplishment! These past 4 years have paid off and now our new future will begin with many great things to come!!! Looking forward to our new life together and moving on to create new dreams!

Here is my sister, her husband who was hired on 2 years ago with Ontario Provincial Police, my husband who is hired with Chatham Kent Police & myself. I said to my sister that day "8 years ago when we both got married would you have ever thought that our husbands would become Police Officers!" Never in a million years! But this is great for both of us!

Well hopefully most of you are finished your shopping and all ready for Christmas! Me on the other hand still have some gifts to purchase and things to make but will do that this weekend and next week!

Hopefully I can get back with one more post before Christmas of my decor!