3. I am in the very beginning stage of wrapping presents - one gift for each of us under the tree! It's just enough to get the kids excited and wondering what could be inside of their little package.
4. I added some red ornaments to the glass vase already full of faux pears. It looks a little more festive, don't cha think?
5, 6, 7. I sewed another quick polka dot garland for the kitchen. That room was missing a little something-something and I had leftover felt from when I made the red tree skirts, so now it looks a little more Christmassy.
8 & 9. A couple more little photos from the kitchen, just trying to bring in some more red.
10. McKenna made a pretty, little mat for under the candle. She's been using my sewing machine quite a bit lately, which is fantastic! It's such a great skill to have.
11. We sure have been enjoying our advent calendar full of activities! We are down one whole week until Christmas! Can you even believe it? Seven empty pockets! So far, we've had a candlelight dinner, donated gifts to an organization, made snowflakes, decorated gingerbread houses, mailed our Christmas cards, and watched the movie Elf. It's been a fun way to count down!
12 thru the rest. This was our Elf movie & popcorn night. Oh and candy night too apparently. Sometimes I think we need enough candy to feed an entire theater.
And now is a good time to Count Up to Christmas!
Today I'm asking you to link-up your 8th post ever! My post is a peek at Husband's first trip to the Northeast in his new position. Although the kids and I were used to him business-traveling on a regular basis, this time felt a little different. First of all, he would be gone for longer than we were used to and secondly, his leaving signaled the beginning of our big move. It really made it a reality. So, you can read that here, if you like. And I look forward to reading yours!
If you are new here, we are counting up to Christmas, by linking up our first 25 posts ever. We started on December First with post number one and we will end with our 25th post on the 25th! Feel free to jump in and join the fun! There's no rules, just link up and let us get to know you better!
Every Sunday, I link up my weekly snapshots with the lovely Emily at the Beetle Shack!