Sunday, December 23, 2012

The "Family" tree..

...well, my friends - Christmas is here!  So I thought I'd show you where Santa Claus is gonna leave his presents this year.  I put our "family" ornament tree in the sun room this time. 
This tree is filled with ornaments that Casen has made over the years as well as the ornaments that have been passed down and collected over time.
Just to give it a bold pop of color - I used some embroidery hoops filled with some left over red fabric...
I really don't have "tree toppers" - I just always put a bunch of ribbon and stuff up there.  But I think I'm gonna be on the look out for a pretty star next year.  This tree needs a star I think.
Today, I caught my son in there - shaking presents and these were his words... ;-)
Sweet Ms. Evelyn gave me this book and I was so excited I squealed.  It's Miss Mustard Seed's new book - and I'm loving hanging out by the tree and drooling over all the beautiful pages.  But mainly, I love the spiritual and inspirational parts of the book even more than the GORGEOUS pictures.
I've also been busy wrapping a few more gifts - almost done!
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  I'm so very grateful for my family and I simply can not get the families that have been so affected by tragedy lately off my mind.  I pray for peace this Christmas - for every heart.
  From our family to yours...
God Bless and Merry Christmas


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I LOVE your tree Cathy!!!! What a wonderful family shot too! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xoxox

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a great family picture! Your Home is so beautiful! I am also having trouble thinking of the families without their little ones. I had a hard time wrapping my gifts for our girls last night just thinking about them. Have a wonderful holiday!

Primitive Stars said...

Wonderful pictures.....hummmm, shaking of the presants, tsk tsk....Merry Christmas, Francine.

NanaDiana said...

Merry Christmas to you, too, Cathy! Your tree is lovely and your son is sure typical!!! Clothes? What? Guess what? Girls his age LOVE getting clothes-it works for me- xo Diana

Valerie Cottage Making Mommy said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Your tree is beautiful. There has been alot of death lately. My mom passed a week ago Saturday and it doesn't feel real or like Christmas. We are finally going to put up a tree tonight. Your decorations cheer me up.


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Tardevil said...

Your packages, trees and home are beautiful, as always! The expression on your son's face is too funny! I hope he gets some 'boy stuff' to make him happy! Merry Christmas!!

Melinda said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
What a great family pic!

M :)

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today. You have such a charmning blog, and your tree is so pretty. I love all the red decorations on here. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with simplicity, which I appreciate so much, and it is very cheerful to me. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day. Oh, I love Rod Stewart too. In fact, me and and my husband listened to him all the time when we were dating.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Beverly said...

Your tree is beautiful as is your home. Loved seeing a picture of your family. Wishing you a blessed New Year.