Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Christmas 2013

Oh my…it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. I actually tried last week and got distracted and now I can’t find that unfinished post.  So shall  I walk you through the past month in pictures?  First up on a sad note both my Longhorns and Undefeated Buckeyes lost their game. We did have a good time getting together, wearing our shirts that my sons collaborated on. Longhorn + Buckeye = Buckhorn. hahaha
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My big grandson who is away at college is missing…but the young one was here.
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Jeff finished the wall in the living room. He tore off the plasterboard and exposed the shiplap behind it. I noticed on Pinterest that people are buying old shiplap and covering their walls and this is behind all the walls in our living room. The rest of the house has bead board walls. I griped about the living room not having it until he finished the shiplap and I really like it.
The Ohio State shrine came down and Christmas went up!
The past few years I have done the living room tree in mostly silver and the past few years I’ve not put up but one tree meaning all my favorite ornaments from decades past stayed in a box upstairs. This year I put it all one tree. I like it!!! This poor old tree is 18 years old and every year I plan to get a new one but I’m attached and would feel disloyal!
Then I got ready for our YaYa Christmas get together.  I wrapped their presents…
decorated the kitchen
Couldn’t find my snowman towels (like a lot of things I couldn’t find) so made do with towels I could find for my “curtains”

We all went to the Texas Lutheran Choir’s program at St. Martins in Austin – it was sooo beautiful. Came back to my house for a gourmet dinner of tuna potato chip casserole and waldorf salad…nod to the 1960s! Then we had tea. LaVerne brought a fabulous tea from Spain or Portugal or some other country – who can keep up with the jetsetting crowd! Anyway it was wonderfully delicious.

Don’t we look festive…just love these girls to the moon and back. We’ve been friends all of our lives.
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Last night was my church ladies Christmas Bunco party. It was so much fun.  They look nice enough but don’t be fooled…they steal in the blink of an eye. I had three fabulous presents in the gift exchange and had two stolen from me! haha
That’s pretty much it for me for December so far.  Sorry Beverly that I have been MIA for Pink Saturday. Do stop by her place if you want to see a beautiful Christmas home tour.  Hopefully I’ll be able to visit all the Pinkie blogs this weekend.  I wish you all a most blessed Christmas.
xoxo Nancy…from my house to yours!
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