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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas JOY 2016

I don't have any projects to share at the moment, so I thought I'd sift through some Christmas photos that I took with my "big" camera and post them! :) 

Since I travel with K, we literally brought all the gifts home on Thursday night and needed them all wrapped by Sunday afternoon. And I've found that when we are home, we don't get much done. Mostly all of Kevin's family lives around where we do, so there's always people to go visit/ hang out with when we are home (aka our new niece!). Stuff doesn't get done NEAR as fast as I'm used to because we're just relaxing and enjoying being at home. I told Kevin, ya know, on people's days off, they go on vacation. On our days off, we go home. :P I guess that's what happens when you live on the road. I'm still trying to adjust myself to this schedule. It's so different because you don't really have weekends. K works the weekend, so it's just 10 solid days of shopping, meal planning, grocery shopping, and staying in a hotel room. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing... I've just got to get used to it all. We recently bought a camper though, and we're hoping to fix it up the next time we're home so we can take it on the road and have a "home away from home." 

I'm rambling.

Anyways. Back to Christmas. It took me forever, but I got all the wrapping done (I like taking my time with it because it's one of my favorite parts about Christmas.), but I love how they all turned out. 

I've always dreamed of getting to use real pine branches on my gift packaging. And we just so happen to have a big (REAL) Christmas tree in our front yard, so I had K cut off a couple of branches for me to use in decorating and on the gifts. I didn't realize how pokey those needles are!!!

No garland, just real pine branches. Yay!! 

My favorite spot in the house. Our mantle. :)

When we were getting groceries at Walmart on our way home for Christmas, I found these daisies for $3 in the floral section. And K so kindly bought them for me. :) I love fresh flowers, and even more so when I know they didn't cost much! I told Kevin he could just buy me bouquets from Walmart or Whole Foods (they have BEAUTIFUL flowers... they also did the flowers for our wedding! Pics coming soon!). He doesn't have to spend the $$$$ that he did when we were dating. These $3 ones make me just as happy. I set them on our dining room table and they looked so pretty sitting there. :) 

Oh- and we also got some SNOW after Christmas! K had a sick bug that day :( so I traipsed outside by myself to snap a few photos. But, I was a little late and it was already melting because the sun was out. Wah. I'll know to go out earlier if I want better photos next time. It was still fun seeing our little town covered in snow. 

How was your Christmas? I hope it was filled with JOY (one of my favorite words around this time of year). See ya soon! 

1 comment:

craftykellyj said...

Lovely photos my dear! I didn't know you were mostly on the road now. Our Christmas was wonderful. Simple and sweet and filled with lots of fun family visits. And magic!