Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A post of a bunch of picturs of Christmas decorations. And a few of people.

I decided to get one more post in before the New Year.  Boy my posting has really dropped off the charts this year.  I think it is due to working so much more.  It is OK I can live with it.  Perhaps I will post more next year.  Who knows?  I decorated my house mid November because I was so excited about all the new decorations I have acquired from work.  I think one of the best things was a new 9 foot tree.  This one I got from a company who works across from RAZ.  They just needed it out of the building, and it was free for the taking.  It is really one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen, and one I could only dream of owning.

 Here is a closer up shot.  Most of the ornaments on it came from RAZ.  Diana says it is very sad that we don't have all the old ornaments we are used to seeing, but I loved having it all be so cohesive.

 Here are a few of my nativities.  I loved the taller one of just Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus. 
 I got this nativity from a company next to Raz who were selling their samples.  I love it, and I saw the very same one for sale at Deseret Book for quite a bit more than I paid.
I loved this tall upright nativity, and it fit just right on my little table with my missionary picture.
 My niece Brooke came to visit us for Christmas vacation.  She had so much fun with Jared and Diana.  Here are Brooke and Diana in their new pajamas on Christmas Eve.
 Jared is a giant compared to these two girls.
 Diana hoping for Santa to come.
 The girls strike a pose.
 Brooke looking good on Christmas Eve.
 Jared's soccer shirt looks pretty appropriate for the season.
 Here is my Santa corner.  Last year there were just two Santas here, but they have multiplied.
 How funny is this moose?  I love him.  Another favorite addition to the decor this year.
 This is the tree for the family room.  It has more of the traditional decorations, but still we didn't get everything on the tree.
 This Santa was the perfect tree topper.
 Here is the collection for the top of the TV.
 And here are the snowmen, with one Santa thrown in for good measure.
 Diana wore these antlers to school for crazy hat day, and then they seemed to fit just right on this Santa.
 I loved how all these red things looked so nice on my white shelf.
 This moose is swooning from all of the festivities.
 Someone was a bit excited about her Itunes cards.
 And finally, even though she is practically the last one to get a Wii, she finally got her heart's desires.
 And, YES Just Dance.  This game has to be the most fun and has been played almost non stop.
 Brooke got some perfume.  Jared isn't that impressed.
 And here is a shot of my Mother-in-law who is serving in Nauvoo.  She is the blond angel on the front row with short hair.  I found this picture on Meridian Magazine.  Kind of cool.
 And finally a shot of my missionary at the mission Christmas devotional.  He is hamming it up for the camera.  Nice, huh.  We had a very nice visit with him on the phone on Christmas day.
I have to say that I am very impressed with how blogger had made it so much easier to put pictures on a blog post.  Who knew?  Not me as I haven't posted in forever.  I hope all of you made it through the season.  I am going to be working non stop for the month of January, but perhaps in February I will be back.  Maybe.  I am not making an promises.  OK.  So don't hold your breath. 


Barbaloot said...

Love the tree---and all the decorations!!

I know exactly where that Nauvoo picture was taken. I lived there for a semester and LOVED it! Now I feel all homesick.

T said...

Yay -- a NHC post makes my holidays complete!! great pictures, I love your decorations - somebody will need to come and decorate my house for me next year if they want it festive around here :)

Emily said...

Looks like it was a wonderful holiday celebration! And what a beautiful home you have created for the holidays!

Kris said...

Hey, I love all your RAZ stuff. I was so excited to get out my moose and santa. I'm glad you had a good one.

Allison Barnes said...

love all the decorations! packing mine up today... yuck.

i don't see a new photo upload for blogger?? am i missing something??

Marjorie said...

Your house is beautiful! I love your decorations and new tree. You always manage to find such great deals! Now I want "Just Dance". The facebook videos were a riot! Happy New Year to all!!

Garden of Egan said...

I can't decide which thing I loved the most! Your Nativities were beautiful.
I LOVE the leggy reindeer! So cute!

White shelf? When you decide to have that yard sale, I want it!

Happy New Year.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Sorry Garden, I seriously doubt I will ever part with that white shelf, but if I do you will be the first one I call.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness, girlfriend, your house looks so festive. How fun. And Diana is so cute. So is your neice. And Jared is GORGEOUS. Is he doing better with the hip thing?

Did you miss your missionary something fierce? Didya? Didya?

Your verifier says reacken. That's a red necks reaction. hee hee

The Crash Test Dummy said...

P.S. LOVE the 9 foot tree.

Heidi said...

Lots of fun things in this post! Your kids are all so good looking! And that tree is gorgeous. I meant to get back to you about the Raz thing. I tend to be very attracted to Raz stuff. Do you work for them? Or just attracted to their stuff, too?

Nutty Hamster Chick said...


yes I do work for RAZ, although as you can see I just work for product instead of a paycheck. Kind of fun though.

farmgirl said...

I am in love with your new tree! That there is my dream tree--so beautiful. Your house is so festive...Love IT!

April said...

Love the tree and all of the decor! Great job! Looks like everyone had a great time at Christmas. How fun was it to talk to your missionary! Wasn't it great? Miss ya!