Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Tour 2008

While visiting Angie's I found a link to BooMama's blog. She's having a holiday tour and has evidently been doing it for several years. I though, how fun, I want to join in and so I am. Here's a tour of our decorated house this year.


This year we did not do outside lights. Having moved to our new house just this summer we are still a bit unorganized. Basically we don't have enough outside lights so we will have to wait until we can get some more next year or when they go on sale after Christmas. We still have a house on the market and I don't feel like buying more lights at this time is a necessity so it shall wait.

I did however put this pretty wreath up on the front door.

In side the front door and to your left is the formal dinning room, only we don't use it for that, we use it for a sitting room and the dogs sleep in there. Eventually, it will be a beautiful family room.

(here's one of the dogs now. This is Zeeo our 9 year old Great Dane. It's very cold out today and Zeeo hates the cold.)

Just inside the front door is the foyer. To the right I have this table with these two little snowmen that I made pre-twins, actually like 8 years or so pre-twins. Wow, I didn't even realize they were that old.

Just after this table is another little tree. This tree was sitting on the front porch and it looked really nice there, but it kept blowing down so I brought it in. Now the cat likes to knock the ribbons off it.

Just past this little tree is the living room and the stockings.

BooMama asked that we share a snack with you so I'd like to offer you a peanut butter cookies. I found the recipe in one of my Parenting magazines.

1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1 egg

mix all together, form 1in balls, roll cookie ball in sugar, place on cookie sheet, smash cookie in criss cross pattern with fork. Bake 10 mins at 375. I skipped rolling them in sugar and instead placed a Hershey kiss on at the end.

As you leave you will see Santa sitting above the door.

I love Christmas and Santa is great but let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(Sorry you can't read this and I don't have time to fix it at the moment but it reads:)

And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth

Luke 1:14


Tater Mama said...

I LOVE the Santa above the door! What a great idea!

Carey said...

You have a beautiful looks so warm and inviting. Your trees are lovely and that recipe sounds yummy.
Thanks for having me over...
Happy holidays!

Silver said...

Looks lovely! I miss my old house, I used to decorate it a lot more than this one. I think over half my decorations are in storage as I have no where to put them. p.s. love the xmas card! Looks great!

Susanne said...

Love the santa doing the splits above the door. And that filigree heart ornament is just beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love your front door. The glass insert is really pretty. I'm trying to talk hubby into a new front door similar to yours.

Merry Christmas!!!

Best Life said...

It's lovely. I am impressed with how much you did since you recently moved in! Thanks for visiting my blog! Lisa~

lesleysmeshly said...

Beautiful tree(s) and house!! I am SO making those cookies today, thank you for sharing.

Robin said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!!