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December 9, 2012

Let it snow??

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"Let it Snow" 2

My family and anyone else who knows me will be wondering about now just who hijacked Karen’s blog.  “Let it snow?” they would be wondering.  Karen doesn’t wish for snow!  Just what is going on here?

I will assure you, readers, friends, family, that it is indeed me, Karen, doing the writing here and not Mr. Cold Miser.  I did just, however, pick up these adorable snowman ornaments.  They are glass and sparkly and have opal-ly, snow-like sequins inside them.

"Let it Snow"

But I did recently tell both Robin and Kathy that I honestly wouldn’t mind just a bit of snow.  WHAT?!?  Yup, it’s true.  We have rain predicted here for at least the next 24 hours.  It’s been looking kind of ugly outside – dead plants, leafless trees, gray skies.  Just a touch of snow might just pretty things up a bit.  Nothing overboard now Mama Nature!  Enough to cover the lawn and the dead leaves would do nicely, thank you.

I’ve got my tree up

Christmas tree 2012

and a good amount of Christmas shopping done, so go ahead, let it snow – just a little bit!

December 12, 2010

Touring Around the Christmas Tree

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This post needs music to get you in the mood!  Please let this play while you read! 🙂

I’m going to take you on a little tour around my Christmas Tree.

Here’s my tree with the lights still on in the room to give you a better look at the ornaments.  The 50mm got to come out and play with its lovely 1.8 aperture and get some closer up shots of some of my favorite ornaments, no flash required.  Our tree is filled with ornaments that reflect my family’s life.  We have ornaments to represent each of our pets:






There are ornaments that show our interests:



(who’s been paying attention and knows what this one represents?)


It’s not an oreo cow, but yes, a cow ball has a place on my tree!  Not to be confused with calf nuts over at the Pioneer Woman’s place.  Cows don’t have balls, afterall, they’re girls.  Ahem, moving on…

We also love Halloween around here, so it would follow that “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is one of our favorite movies, and is represented on our tree.

As I am sure most of the parents out there do, we have plenty of handmade treasures our children have brought home from school over the years:


One year as we were hanging ornaments, I noticed that everyone in the family had an ornament with their name on it except for me.  Meghan asked me why I didn’t have one.  I didn’t know.  Unbeknownst to me, Meghan remedied that situation with her own hands.  I thought it was one of the sweetest things she’d ever done.  This year, I hung it cozily next to hubby’s ornament:

Can you see me reflected in hubby’s ornament?

The last ornament I’m sharing is one that has seen better days.  Despite the fact that this poor little kitty’s ears have broken off, I will keep this ornament as long as it doesn’t shatter into thousands of pieces:

I bought this ornament many years ago to represent my crazy little kitty that I named “Phooey.”  She was a spunky little thing who I first saw as a college student working part time in a veterinarian’s office.  I saw her only a week or two old and knew I wanted her.  I went to work getting my father to let me bring her home when she was old enough.  Phooey was charming and genetically unusual.  She was a gold tabby – normally those are only male cats.  She was also double-toed with front feet that looked like she wore mittens with huge thumbs.  Unfortunately, she also had a heart murmur.  She died prematurely at the young age of 7 from a blood clot that paralyzed her.  I’ll always remember my sweet Phooey.

Ah, I didn’t mean to leave this post on a sad note.  Christmas is a time for happy memories.


How do you decorate your Christmas tree?