Saturday, December 8, 2007

a tree, a birthday and some art

we have our tree up ..... and it was the easiest tree EVER ..... 
usually we ALL go and have a big production over getting the tree ... but, more recently, andy and the kids go (not me!) ..... but yesterday, while so was at ballet, the big kids and i went and got a tree ..... we got there, we looked at three trees in three seconds .... drew pronounced one BEST .... and we got it .... they had been hanging by strings from the ceiling so they were easy to see and spin around to make sure it was lovely all the way about .... so .... in ten minutes we found a tree, bought a tree, loaded a tree and left .... SO fast .....we even snapped a pic on the phone and sent it to andy so that he'd know we'd done it .... 
tra la la .... last night we got it in the stand and standing straight FIRST try ... no lie ...not a bit of turning or twisting or jiggering or re-doing the stand ... just went up right the first time ..... 
andy and i got the lights on ... we took turn doing a string ... usually he does all the lights .... and this morning the five of us decorated it ... fastest, easiest tree ever ... and thereby the prettiest ever too!!!! just because it was easy going, it gets extra points ........ 

next in our day, we celebrated dixie's birthday .... dixie is the dog ... the light of our lives!!! she turns one on monday ... but today was the closet meal time that we were all easily available to celebrate her .... we took her for a LONG walk ... the kids on scooters, hence the helmets ... then we came home for lunch and the dog got turkey and edamame ... her two favorites ..... 
she also unwrapped her gift ...... this little dog was one of the nicest things to happen to our family ... we all really adore her .... 

and i also did art today!! this was a canvas i started a while ago .... it was too dark so i lightened it up with some tissue and some yellow glazing over the green-ness ..... and then did the heart and home ...the home is actually the bit of an envelope ... that's a stamp you see on the house ..... i'm quite happy with it and plan on it being a christmas gift ..... 
it's hard to give art as a present though .. you are running the risk the recipient(s) wont' like it ... and not liking your art feels worse than not liking the sweater or the book or the whatever ..... 

i also spent the morning learning about costa rica while proofreading a social studies paper ..... 
i also spent the afternoon/ evening on a date with my husband ... we got a sitter so we could shop and then went out to dinner too .... we got a TON of shopping done ..... andy was a HUGE impulse purchaser of some HUGE things .... which made the shopping VERY exciting .... i sure do love christmas time .....
what christmas prep have you done this weekend? 
what christmas prep do you adore? 
what christmas prep would you be fine to skip all together ? 
hope you are having a happy weekend ..... 

1 comment:

see you there! said...

Yep. That's the perfect tree. Love the new art work too.

Darla