Saturday, December 25, 2010
However, I wish to keep at it. I want them to be used to beauty and loving details so that they will seek it out on some level when they are grown. I guess I am saying I want to set a certain standard. I am NOT a perfectionist, no where near one, and I am not all that creative nor competitive. So I am not talking about a standard that will make a nightmare for someone down the road. I am just speaking of love, attention, and care toward things that give an extra special feel to a home, tradition, or celebration.
But I digress....
I was talking about our Christmas. Our mantle is decorated very cute. It's not quite what I wanted to achieve being our first few months in our new home, but it's well on the way. Now that we can settle and stay, we can add to it each year until we have a cozy little wonderland. ;0)
He is doing great on his housetraining, though there are accidents still, and he sleeps in our bedroom on the floor atop his little doggie bed. He's great with that. Just the biting and chewing the house up...oh and having to keep the cats and him apart.....ugh! I'll keep ya posted on him and post pics as he grows, he's too cute, but camera shy for sure.
Back to Christmas..... ;0)
Today I am making cinnamon rolls and all the things that my sweet daughter misses about home. Spiral sliced ham with brown sugar glaze, turtle pie for dessert tomorrow night, oh and peppermint hot chocolate--can't forget that! Things that are particular to our family and she doesn't get elsewhere!! We will be splicing wires and relighting the tree especially for her arrival (dog clean chewed thru one strand and throughly pulled a lot of them as well) She made such a point of missing and wanting things that it perked me right up and made me excited again to prepare for it. She is also excited to meet Coopersaurus (puppy Cooper's nick name, and quite fitting!). I was even able to borrow a small cheap camera. Not the greatest pics perhaps, but better than my Canon Rebel with NO FLASH. One day I WILL replace that, I really really will!