Sunday, December 9, 2007

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Last night was the Hanukkah party at my cousin's house!

We had a really nice time!  Pumpkin was thrilled to be in a house of 4 girl's!  Usually, she is the only one!  LOL  My cousin's kids are 10, almost 7, 2 1/2 and 16 months!  The baby even slept on me for a while... I was thrilled!

Today we got our tree!  Unfortunately, it took almost an hour for us to compromise on one, but I am very happy with the result! 

Here it is... sorry the picture isn't clearer:

We also completed our outside decorations!  Yay!  Everything is finally ready for Christmas!

Here are the outdoor pics, including one of Fuzzy!

 

The penguin we just bought today, Pumpkin picked it out, because she loves penguins!

 

So, there you have it... the decorations at Dawn's!  I am sure you are not surprised that we try to go all out!  It is my favorite holiday, and favorite time of year!

We also host a big family dinner on Christmas day, so having everything decorated really makes it a party! 

All the adults and all the kids are off between Christmas and New Year's, so we will try to get together with lots of family and friends during that time!  In fact, my cousin, her husband, and her 4 girls will be coming over on the 28th!  The two older girls may come down on the 27th and sleep over too! 

The decorations are done, the plans being made, the gifts are bought (still need to be wrapped), and the cards are ready to be mailed (except I need more envelopes)...

YEP!  It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!  YAY!

be well,
Dawn

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22 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Yep, it looks a lot like Christmas! LOL
Have a good wkend.
Sug

gazker said...

OMG you put Disney to shame, I LOVE IT!
Gaz xxxx

tenyearnap said...

I love the penguin! Now there's a house that would make me smile if I was driving through your neighborhood.
:-) Cin

astoriasand said...

It looks wonderful Dawn.Clap Clap to all who helped.Your tree is a beauty.I love penguins too.Your garden looks realy lovely.You sound as though you are realy looking forward to it now.I hope everything turns out just as you wish it to.Praying for you to be pain free and the best of health.Thankyou for sharing your pictures.Enjoy. YEH!!!! Have a lovely evening.Take Care God Bless Kath
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ksgal3133 said...

Your tree looks so pretty :) Love the pics outside too.
I'm glad you had a good time!

Hugs,
Gretchen

pharmolo said...

Things are certainly looking like Xmas down your way, Dawn.
Thanks for sharing!

dan@thedistractedmind.com said...

Nice decorations.  I love the polar bear.  But, you're missing SNOW!  

Anyway, did you pick up a Hanukkah ham at Balducci's for your party?  I understand they're yummy!

:)

-Dan

swmpgrly said...

looks like christmas to me.

luddie343 said...

You've certainly got the spirit Dawn, really into it all.  I can detect egg nog just reading this lol!  Absolutely great pix too.  Very seasonal!  CATHY

nay0114 said...

Love the deco. I wanted a huge air Santa, Snowman and Christmas Tree for the front yard, but they were sold out.
Take care, Chrissie

toonguykc said...

What a full day....love the decorations!

Russ

sdoscher458 said...

You are so ahead of me it's pathetic. I still have to buy, buy, buy...but I have an excuse...my ebay store is keeping busy, which is a good thing. I love your photographs, I always love the lights....love, Sandi

coelha said...

Beautiful tree and decorations!  We just got our lights up today outside too!!  Sounds like you and your family are having loads of fun!!  That's what Christmas is all about!!  :)  Julie

eml625 said...

Everything looks great Dawn....  I love this time of year also, getting ready is the fun part ! Cause its over so quick!
hugs,
Ellen

wwfbison said...

Your tree is beautiful, looks like a "designer" tree!!!  I love your outdoor decorations too, the penguin is sweet.  Nicely done!!!
Lisa

chat2missie said...

I love the decorations!
Missie

glensfork4 said...

It all looks so wonderful....great job.

Michele

lindaggeorge said...

We've bought our trees but they won't come in until the weekend. I came home from school today and found Mike had put the outside lights up. Ours are very muted compared with yours lol!

Linda x.

mleighin21st said...

It is beginning to look alot like Christmas there.  All very nice.  Except the ground is kinda green.  What are the odds of you having a white Christmas?  100% here.  :)
                                          Hugz,  Leigh

queeniemart said...

Wow, you are all organized for the holiday...we have nothing done. Loved the pics...you have such nice things too!
hugs, lisa

deshelestraci said...

Love the decorations!  Especially the polar bear.  They are my favorite animal, next to wolves and horses.  Ok what am I, six?!  
Traci

sunnyside46 said...

you always have so much fun!
Marti