Christmas traditions! :) putting up our tree, wreathe, writing Christmas cards :)

CHRISTMAS CARDS WRITING DAY!!! :) oh my! :) oh boy!!! :) "here comes Christmas cards Santa! here comes Christmas cards Santa!" :) i am so very tickled happy, excited, and thrilled! :) We're enjoying a super mega sweet awesome festive spirited day!!! :) Christmas Time! :) We are 2 weeks away, from the wonderful Christmas holiday. :) i've got my Christmas themed writing area all set up, and decorated with holiday cheer. :) i've got Christmas movies on, enjoyed some holiday cookies, and some sugar cookie tea in my Snowman themed mug. :) i went absolutely sweet writing wild!!! :) hehe! :) i love it!!! :) i wrote 33 Christmas cards today! :) We have a total of 45 Christmas cards to mail this upcoming super wednesday. :) we're putting together a very special holiday package, for our family in Maine! :) We're gearing up, to saddle up our Christmas Sleigh, and another super fun Jingle Bells rocking and rolling Christmas post office adventure!!! :) i had so much fun today, and this beautifully festive season writing Christmas cards. :) i am smiling and smiling! :) We got our singing Christmas wreathe up, and my mom bought a new addition for her lovely Christmas Village. :) Special Christmas delivery from the Michigan North Pole! :) awww! :) my family and i recieved beautifully heart warming, very special, and lovely holiday gifts, goodies, and treasures, from our dear, and lovely friends Deb (Stardust), Brz, Lanie, and their wonderful family. :) awww! :) They sent us a Gingerbread house gift, and many other wonderful gifts. :) We're so very happy, excited, and thrilled! :) This is an amazing holiday season! :) many very special memories being made, to always cherish, and treasure. :) "it's looking a lot like Christmas!" :) awww! :) We're gearing up, for Christmas Tree week!!! :) We're putting up our Christmas tree up! :) these are such very special times. :) Christmas joys, and wonderful holiday blessings. :) i've got some football games on, enjoying some snacks, drinks, and ready for another sweet festive Christmas week!!! :) We're going to see our city's Christmas lights this evening :)
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS, and CELEBRATIONS!!! :) awww! :) "It's looking a lot like Christmas!" :) awww! :) i am singing Christmas songs, and my heart is lit up like a brightful and delightful Christmas Tree! :) Celebrating wonderful times, with my family and friends. :) my family and i hope everyone is enjoying a beautifully festive weekend. :) This is such a wonderful Christmas season. :) it's sweet classic, and golden day 11 of Christmas season. :) We're in  Christmas season heaven! :) 2 weeks until the big holiday. :) it's truly feeling like, and looking like Christmas! :) my family and i are so very happy, excited, and thrilled about all of the great things going on, many sweet and special memories being made, and all of the upcoming times to look forward too, as we countdown to the Christmas holiday. :) all of these wonderfully heart-felt, and wholesome heart warming traditions, festivities, and celebrations of the season, are truly what helps make Christmas, Christmas. :) Family's, Friends gathering together, that holiday cheer. :) Christmas songs playing, holiday movies, and decorating. :) it's such a fun, and festive time of the year. :) i'm enjoying some nice holiday sugar cookie tea in my snowman themed mug. :)
My family and i are into the holiday spirit. :) We're bringing out our Christmas decorations :) We put our Singing Christmas wreathe up today! :) it's a special tradition we look forward too. :) The wreathe is so cute, and adorable. :) We love our Christmas wreathe. :) it's a special singing Christmas wreathe. :) The wreathe has 2 eyes, that light up, and the wreathe has a face, where the mouth opens up as the wreathe sings. :) The wreathe says, "It's Christmas Time! up on the roof top reindeer paws! down through the chimney here comes Santa Claus!" :) awww! :) The wreathe also says, "Have a merry Christmas, and a happy new year" :) awww! :) it's become such a wonderful tradition over the years, to put the wreathe on our house next to our house number, and the wreathe sings and sings. :) it's one of those sensor activated wreathes, that will sing when someone comes up on our steps, or when it's windy. it's a pure joy to hear the wreathe singing and singing, that wonderful holiday cheer. :) my family and i are also gearing up, for Christmas Tree week!!! :)
We're putting our tree up, and decorating the tree throughout the week :) We love decorating our tree, and taking pictures of our tree to share with everyone, and pictures of all of our lovely ornaments. :) This is so much fun, and very special getting to celebrate these special festive times with eachother. :) many friends have been decorating their trees, and uploading pictures of their trees here on DS :) We love seeing hearing about your decorating, and seeing your beautiful Christmas trees. :) It's a season of magical excitement, and wonderful joys and blessings, that become such sweet memories for our hearts, to always cherish, and treasure. :) "have yourself, a very merry christmas! fill your heart with joy! have yourself, a very merry christmas" :) awww! :) i'm in a festive Christmas singing mood! :)
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DELIVERY'S! :) "just hear those sleigh bells ring-aling! jingle jingling too! oh it's lovely weather for a sleighride together with you!" :) :) :) awww! :) my family and i are so very happy, excited, and thrilled! :) We've been recieving many wonderful gifts, goodies, and treasures from friends, from all around the world. :) i've been putting our beautiful Merry Christmas cards, and lovely treasures in my Christmas town. :) my Christmas town is lit up with that sweet holiday spirit, energy, and excitement. :) my family and i are so very happy, thankful, and blessed to have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with you and your family's. :) We have a very special festive upcoming week planned. :) with it being Christmas Tree week, and Christmas lights week, we also have Christmas Delivery's week! :) awww! :) my family and i are putting together a very special Merry Christmas package, for our family in Maine, Aunt Josie, Uncle Mike, and family. :)
it brings back such sweet memories of when i was a kid, and i remember every December, Christmas season, my family and i would recieve a special Christmas package, from my nana Paula and Grandpa Jack. :) they'd wrap Christmas gifts for us, and we'd open the gifts on Christmas morning. :) that sight of the box on our front step, all wrapped up in Christmas cheer, is a sight that always and forever we cherish and treasure in our hearts. :) Nana Paula, and Grandpa Jack's Christmas spirits live on within our hearts. :) these days, when my family and i recieve an envelope, or package in the mail, we get so excited, because it's that spirit within, thinking about how wonderfully kind, sweet, generous, and thoughtful it is, of you and your family's to think of us, and to send us these very special gifts. :) Thank you all, so very much. :) Thank you. :)
CHRISTMAS CARDS WRITING! :) Last sunday, i enjoyed such a wonderful time, writing Christmas cards, and it was such a pure joy, i just had to have another wonderful adventure today, writing Christmas cards. :) i get so very into this, the wonderfully festive spirit, and moments of the season, the pure joy, and excitement within, writing special Merry Christmas cards, for our wonderful family of friends, all around the world. :) This morning, i made a nice cup of holiday sugar cookie tea, i'm using my snowman themed holiday mug today. :) i put 2 Christmas movies on, got a gingerbread cookie, and peanut butter blossom cookie, put the cookies on my Christmas mittens dish, got my Christmas themed writing area all set up, and decorated, my Christmas cards, stickers, pen, and i dwelve deep into the wonderful heart of spirited Christmas joy, and went absolutely sweet writing wild!!! :) i wrote 33 Christmas cards today! :) i put my love, and spirit into each card :) i enjoyed, such a wonderful time writing the cards. :) i was so into the joyful moments, thinking of you and your family's :) we have a total of 45 Christmas cards and a treasures package to mail this upcoming week. :)
We're very happy and excited about our adventure. :) it's going to be an amazing, and super fun, and festive, Christmas themed post office adventure! :) i took a picture of my Christmas writing area today. :) This is such an amazing day, weekend, and wonderfully festive holiday season. :) Earlier today, my sister Lisa, and little niece Kayla gave me a beautiful Merry Christmas card. :) awww! :) it's got such a wonderfully festive Christmas scene on the front, with a Christmas village, winter wonderland, and a Santa Claus up on top of a roof top. :) awww! :) Thank you Lisa and Kayla, so very much! :) my mom bought a new addition for her Christmas village. :) She found a beautiful Christmas scene village, that lights up. :) She put the village on our hutch in our living room. :) Christmas spirit is in the air. :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS WISHES, sent with LOTS and LOTS of LOVE, from MICHIGAN!!! :) oh my!! :) oh boy!!! :) HAPPY GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS SMILES!!! :) my family and i are so very happy, excited, and thrilled!!! :) awww! :) This is so very wonderfully heart warming, very special, and lovely. :) yesterday evening, we had a super fun time, opening up a very special Christmas package, from the Michigan North Pole! :) awww! :) MERRY CHRISTMAS! :) This is so much fun!!! :) we're so very tickled happy, and excited! :) my family and i recieved beautifully heart warming, very special, and lovely holiday gifts, goodies, and treasures, from our dear, and lovely friends, Deb (Stardust), Brz, Lanie, Robby, Trish, and their wonderful family. :) awww! :) This is such a wonderfully festive holiday season, and many very special memories being made, to always cherish, and treasure. :) You all make our holidays, very special, magical, and memorable. :) We're having so much fun, and having the time of our lives celebrating these very special times with you and your family's. :) yesterday evening when we opened up our holiday treasures package from Deb and her family, Kayla and i went absolutely wild!!! :) we are super excited! :) We love, cherish, and treasure these very special times. :)
Deb, Brz, Lanie, and their family sent us, a wonderful Merry Christmas card, and lovely Happy baking friday note. :) awww! :) on the front of the card, there's a lovely and festive scene, featuring a Christmas town, and snowflakes all around. :) The Christmas village reminds me of Deb's beautiful Christmas village. :) This is so nice, and sweet! :) it's one of those festive scenes, where you can feel your spirit soaring into. :) Holiday's, Christmas time is here! :) inside the card, Deb wrote us a lovely note, wishing us a Merry Christmas, and a happy baking friday. :) awww! :) we love our very special Christmas cards. :) i've been putting our cards in my Christmas Town, and on Christmas Eve, we're going to put all of our lovely Christmas cards on our living room wall to display for everyone to see. :) There's so many wonderful joys to look forward too this holiday season. :)
GINGERBREAD HOUSE!!! :) oh my!!! :) oh boy!!! :) This is super mega sweet awesome!!! :) when Kayla and i opened up this gift, we went WILD! :) hehe! :) smiling and smiling, and our hearts lit up like a Christmas tree lights! :) This is so very wonderful, and very heart warming. :) Deb, and her family sent us, a wonderfully festive Gingerbread cottage kit!!!! :) we're super excited!!! :) we've been talking about how we'd love to put together a gingeerbread house this holiday season, and when we saw this beautiful gift, we were smiling so much! :) i wanted to call Deb right up, and say, THANK YOU!!! :) awww! :) This is such a wonderful gingerbread kit. :) it's got all of the wonderful supplies for Kayla, Taylynn, and i to have a super fun time putting together our gingerbread house. :) There's gingerbread house panels, candies, and a set up tray. :) there's lots of nice candies, we're going to have a super fun time putting this wonderful gingerbread house together. :)
We want to make this gingerbread house a very special part of our December 23rd Christmas Party themed baking friday adventure. :) Kayla has a half day of school that day, we'll be able to bake goodies, and put together our gingerbread house all day! :) This is gonna be a sweet rocking and sweet jingle bell rolling time!!! :) WHOOOOO!!! HOOOO!!! :) hehe! :) This is so much fun, and very special, getting to celebrate the holidays with eachother. :) i wrote Deb a nice Thank you hug, and mentioned to her, about how one of the nice kits she and her family sent us last year, the nice crayola cookies kit, was one of our favorite baking friday adventures of all time, and now with this wonderful gingerbread house kit to put together, we're in for another super fun adventure! :) we're so very happy and excited! :) i am smiling and smiling! :) This is super sweet!!! :)
ORNAMENTS!!! :) awww! :) Deb, and her family also sent us, wonderful Christmas ornaments. :) Kayla, Taylynn, and i each recieved an ornament. :) a candy cane, christmas stocking, and noel present ornaments. :) they are so nice, and sweet. :) We're going to put our ornaments on our trees. :) Deb and her family sent me, a lovely Michigan blue bridges themed keychain, that has my name on it. :) awww! :) on the other side of the keychain, there's an American flag. :) this is so beautiful. :) i'm going to connect the keychain to my other keychains, from family and friends, from all around the world. :) Kitchen towels!!! :) awww! :) Deb, and her family also sent us, 2 wonderful kitchen towels. :) an autumn leaves and acorns themed towel, and a santa claus themed kitchen towel. :) The towels are so nice, we get lots of nice use from the kitchen towels. :) my family and i are so very happy, delighted, and thrilled to recieve these very special gifts, and treasures. :) We'll take lots and lots of pictures of us putting together our gingerbread house. :)
everyone's wonderful kindness, and generousity, touches our hearts, in many beautiful ways. :) You all are amazing friends. :) We adore you all, and cherish and treasure your wonderful friends, and are so very happy, thankful, and blessed to have you all in our lives. :) we remember these very special heart warming moments, they are pure wonderful gifts, and treasures to our hearts. :) Deb, Brz, Lanie, family, you all are so very wonderfully nice, sweet, kind, thoughtful, and generous. :) my family and i thank you all so very much, for these lovely, very special, and beautifully heart warming treasures. :) We deeply appreciate everything, with all of our hearts. :) this is so amazing! :) Holiday spirit, and Christmas cheer! :) We love you all so very very much, our sweet dear wonderful guardian angel friends .:) We send our love, warm friendship wishes, caring thoughts, many peaceful joyful holiday blessings, happy Christmas hugs, and Gingerbread house smiles, from our home to yours :)
We're enjoying a great day! :) my family and i are doing well, and are in good spirits. :) We're so very happy, thankful, and blessed to experience amazing days, and weekends, and times like this, celebrating in all of the wonderful times with everyone. :) Lots of great things going on, and many very special memories being made. :) i enjoyed a nice nature walk this morning. :) the moon was still glowing in the sky. :) it was amazing and beautiful nature sight. :) It's a sweet magical day. :) decorating, writing cards, holiday spirit, and great football games. :) The Redskins vs Patriots game was amazing! 34-27 Patriots, the Redskins came so close to winning. :) i'm proud of them. :) i've had the games on, and enjoying some nice quality time with family, and friends, spending time here on DS writing to friends. :) i'm thrilled about the Christmas cards i wrote, and this upcoming week! :) i'm going to be taking lots of festive holiday pictures to share with everyone. :) This upcoming week, is going to be another wonderful week. :)
my family and i are so very happy, and excited about many great things. :) with the holidays. :) This upcoming week, nature walks, sweet treats tuesday, gearing up for post office adventure, writing, super wednesday post office adventure, ghost hunters party, and many more great times, leading us into another super sweet festive Christmas Tree themed baking friday adventure. :) Life is so very wonderful. :) Each day, is a wonderful gift, treasure, blessing, and celebration. :) i'm so very very happy, delighted, and at peace, celebrating each day to the fullest, with my wonderful family and wonderful friends. :) there's lots of great things to look forward too. :) my family and i thank you all so very much, for all that you do for us. :) you all are so very wonderfully nice, and sweet. :) We deeply appreciate everything, with all of our hearts. :) BIG GROUP HUG :) Tonight, i'm going to have some snacks, and going to watch some football. :) my family and i hope everyone's enjoying a wonderfully safe, fun, and happy weekend. :) We're going to see our city's Christmas lights this evening :)
 
my mom says hi. :) She says, "i hope everyone had a good day" :)  awww! :) my family and i love you all very much. :) We hope everyone is enjoying a wonderfully safe, fun, and happy weekend. :)
-never lose hope :)
 
Happy holidays, and seasons greetings, from our home to yours. :) my family and i are thinking of you and your family's, and we hope you all are enjoying a very happy holiday season. :) it's a season of magical excitement, and wholesome heart warming traditions. :) many very special memories being made, to always cherish and treasure. :) We love celebrating these wonderful times with you and your family's. :) We're with eachother in spirit. :) You all make the holidays very special, magical, and memorable for us. :) i've been having lots of fun, setting up, and decorating my Christmas writing area, making some hot chocolate, hot tea, having some cookies, and dwelving deep into that wonderfully nice spirit of Christmas cards writing. :) my family and i are very excited about the upcoming festive weeks, celebrating many more very special times with you and your family's. :) This upcoming wednesday, my mom and i are looking forward to saddling up our Christmas sleigh, and jingle belling our way to the post office, mailing Christmas cards. :) sending lots and lots of love, and merry christmas smiles across the miles, from our home to yours. :)
 

Hi angel friends. :) More pictures coming soon. :) i tried and tried really hard this afternoon to upload pictures, i was only able to upload 1 picture today. the pictures aren't uploading well. i'm going to try early tomorrow, to upload more pictures, and throughout the course of the day, i'm hopeful i'll be able to upload about 7 or 8 new pictures. :) plus, this evening, a nice car ride in our city to see the Christmas lights, i want to take pictures of the lights to share with everyone. :) It's gonna be a sweet upcoming week. :)

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CoolGal
CoolGal

Hi Chris Glad you had a nice Sunday.I hope you and your family have a wonderful time tonight and enjoy all the Christmas lights.You are certainly very excited about the holidays. I had a nice day here. I enjoyed your journal and reading all about your Christmas decorating and treasure packages.Thanks for my great hugs today. hugs and smiles-Stephanie
ddeadred
ddeadred

Dearest Chris.... You are so far ahead of me on Holiday Cards!! I need to GET BUZY!!! My goal is to have mine written and ready so I can pick up stamps on Wednesday and mail them shortly afterward!!

I\'m so glad you had a nice day!! The pupz and i also had a nice day while Guy had a run up north. He bought an amazing ShopSmith bench tool so that he can start doing working with wood... It was at a friend\'s house and had not sold at the tagsale they had so he got an AWESOME DEAL on it!! It\'s basically a tool bench that combines several different tools... He\'s excited about the GREAT DEAL he got!!! I\'m glad he has something else to keep him buzy in the barn...

Love to you and Mom and Dad and everyone else in CT!! I hope you all have a wonderful evening!!! I\'m resting after a buzy buzy day of odds and ends so that I can have a few dayz to myself to get some holiday stuff done... There is always so much to do here on the farm that time exclusively to myself is not easy to find!! We\'re nice and cozy tonight on the farm, and the pupz are sacked out in front of the wood burner... BEST spot in the house, of course! LOL xoxoxo Cj
stardust
stardust

Thats nice u & family enjoyed a great day:)) cant wait to see the gingerbread cottage...Tell all I said Hi & all is welcome:)))) Much Love Deb & Family:))
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Chris! I am sorry you have trouble uploading pictures! I am sure the Christmas tree looks beautiful! I have sent out a few cards but I still have more to send. I admire your spirit! I\'m glad you\'re having a nice festive weekend! Lots of love to you, and your family! XOXO
Love4you
Love4you

Dear Chris, I am so happy you had such a great day! :) I have to write my cards very soon and I still have to put up the Christmas tree.. I will be a little busy this week :) Thinking of you and your family...:) thank you so much for your very special Friendship! Lionel will go back to work today (Monday) I worry a little bit... hopefully everything will be fine.

Love and hugs,Maria
mindy027
mindy027

i am so glad you had such a good day. enjoy all of your new treasures!!!! great pic too!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Chris, I always love seeing your pictures and your lovely treasures, that was so nice of Deb and family to send you some treasures. Wow you sure have been busy writitng cards, I am sure you going to have fun at the Post office this week. It is always so nice to hear about your adventures, it must have been nice seeing the Christmas lights in your city. I am so happy to hear you going to put up your family Christmas tree, I can\'t wait to see pictures of it. Hugs xx