and Tucker was truly our kid at christmas this year..he knew he was getting something and he was jumping up and down to get to it..it is a fuzzy shaped bone and it squeaks and he loves it..of course he wanted to help the kittys open theirs and maybe try to play with them...lol..
Here's Margaret beating the snot out of hers..
Pody could have cared less as with Gracie and Sunny and Millie..didn't care..
Stanley didn't either..he just wanted to sit next to the fire..
Nap-a-pop is our other kid at christmas..he loves his catnip toys too.;)
Here is Margaret having morning coffee with Mike...(coffee is not good for cats) but we put a drop on our finger and she gets this weird look on her face and she even rolls in coffee if it has spilled on the ground..she is truly italian I tell you.;)
some of the christmas highlights..my good blogging buddy Cindy sent me some cute cute prim kittys..and some wonderful handmade ornaments for my tree...I love these Cindy..you will see where I put the kittys shortly..:)You have to go to Cindys blog to see what I sent her.. Hopefully she will post it tonight..;)I also got a GPS from Hubby...if you don't have one..get one..they are so much fun to listen too..my voice (on the GPS) is an australian man and I love how he pronounces some of the streets and names..it is really cool..I also got some neat books, one on cats and how they can live peaceably together..I have to read that one quick..we have issues here and we both hate that they all don't get along..too many kings and queens I guess..
I gave hubby some waterproof overalls..he works at a Marina and this time of the year with all the rain..these are much needed..he was really surprised by these..he also got 7 new ps3 games.. and some shirts too.:)
I had a sneaky little elf named Karen mail me this cute little ornament for my tree..i got this on christmas Eve..I love this Karen thank you so much..
Okay here is what I gave our friends that we spent christmas day with..I made Sarah these cute little rag slippers..they turned out so cute..
Nataly got a pair too..and you notice their names are on the right foot..that was so they knew which foot to put them on..
and Nykol got some as well..
Their dad's (Travis) shirt...
and his Apron..he is in the airforce..so I made the uniform blue and he is a sergeant in the airforce..;)
I made the kids each a pillow ornament for the tree..they will take these with them when they are all grown up and have trees of their own..
I also made them candy cane holders..the two outer ones are velvet and the gingerbread man is corduroy.,;) All of this that I made was done on Christmas Eve..I was a sewing fool..;) but got it all done..
This was their basket filled with goodies..and Sarah got the snow angel doll too..
I made her a towel to go with when she makes bread she can use it to cover the bread for rising..I also gave her the ingredients to make the bread too..;)
and this is what Naylin got for christmas..I found this about 5 houses from ours.it has a broken wheel..so hubby found the parts for $3.00 and fixed it up good as new...I embroidered his name and made a little tag for him...he loved sitting on it..his little feet are just about touching the peddles..so a few more months and he will be riding this..his sister Nataly however was enjoying it ..;)
Its a little radio flyer..how retro is this..it looked brand new.;)
Sarah made me these blocks..I made a similar pair for Cindy..with a different saying.;)
she also made me these advent blocks...she used scrapbook paper and decopauged them onto blocks that she cut, painted, sanded and stained for me.;)
and look what else she gave me..this wonderful christmas quilt that she made..I love this..its on the edge of our bed right now..will put it in the amoire with the other quilts soon...Millie loves it..keeps her all nice and toasty.;) so you see we both had a wonderful christmas this year..parents sent us money and a hickory farm sampler that we have been enjoying as well...
Well yesterday after church I came home and took down all the christmas decorations..as much as I love the holidays..it is nice to have my home back..and I couldn't take down the decorations fast enough..it was just driving me nuts..and when it drives me nuts..I take care of it lickety split..so from 3-8pm..I took down and put away..and redid some things around the house.This is the vanity that had the christmas trees on it..it usually houses the pictures of our babies.;).Hubby had made us ham and bean soup..so I took a break and ran some to my friend Sarahs house for her family..they loved it..they had a long day..they had to take the inlaws back to the airport..and it is an hour drive there and an hour drive back..and I knew she was wiped out from christmas..and we had plenty to share..:)
see the kittys Cindy gave me..up on my prim cabinet with my other kittys..I love it now..
I also got a bees wax courting candle from Hubby, if you look inside the cabinet you will see it..it even comes with little bees that you can put on it..and see the little framed picture (enlarge photo) its behind the candle..Tammy from country girl at home made this for me as a thank you for making Luke his little stocking..which if you go to her blog you will see it at the end..it looks so good with the other stockings.:) thank you so much Tammy I love this..you really made my day..;)
I moved the box back over in the dining room and put in prim stuffed eggs, and salt dough cookies that Carmen made me..I have my strawberry jam in there and it looks right at home there..I may put my easter glass eggs in there come easter..I would like to keep this as a "theme" box..we'll see I guess..
Ahhhh Simplicity..the way we like it.:)
I have my white strawberry curtains back up again..
well that is it..The house is back to normal again..and when I put stuff away I get in organizing mode..so I cleaned, mopped and reorganized some things..I am going to go and sit on my butt the rest of the day..start a fire and relax and watch TV.. I hope you have a great day today and a wonderful week ahead..we are going to dinner with Travis and Sarah tomorrow as it is hubbys 32nd birthday and on friday it is our 25th wedding anniversary..not sure if we are staying home or going to Travis and Sarahs..:) take care and thanks for stopping by and saying hi..I love hearing from each and every one of you.;)