the gifts are starting to appear under the tree.
anticipation of christmas is growing in this household!
we are continuing our tradition of 4 gifts per child plus stocking stuffers.
i hung the stockings on our front staircase this year. i like it. they have always always hung on our
mantle...but change is good. and its an excuse to use some cute ribbon.
the kiddos are fully aware that daddy and mommy fill their stockings. not santa. and they love it!
they still get filled on christmas eve. personally, i don't understand the big dilemma of saying 'no to santa'. believe me, there is no lack of excitement in this household!
are those stockings not fabulous?!? my neighbor (a single older lady) hand made each one for each of us last year. she could use some extra income and i told her i could probably find some people who would order one for next year (wink wink). if you're interested email me. i'm thinking $40.
she is so sweet and has no idea i'm putting this on here. we'll see. it could bless her socks off.
outside we put two blue spruce trees from lowes out front and i strung 100 lights on each.
we'll plant those trees in the spring. perfect.
lowes also has swags of fresh greens in their garden area. i just tie them up with floral wire under each light and add a red ribbon. easy and classic.
so tonight was totally a grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner night.
everyone likes it. its easy and the sandwiches can go on paper plates. an easy clean up is a bonus!
chunks of cheddar cheese melted on buttered bread? a simple indulgence really. and perfect for a cold, rainy night.
the grilled cheese must be paired with this soup though. we're a two box family.
just pour it in a pot and warm....it is seasoned perfectly. so good. it has become a pantry staple.
since this post is full of random goodness i must add....today i stopped by the fabric store.
i decided 'sara, why don't you make a little handmade present to give to each of the ladies of the family?'
two days. i can totally do that. right?
it was a good excuse to go peruse the fabric store and pick up these lovelies.