Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas fun and Twilight

Confession:

I start Christmas early.
I have most of my gifts wrapped, and just tonight put them under the just decorated tree.
I have already lost a little sleep over the excitement of watching my girls Christmas morning.

I just love the magic of Christmas. Love it.

So forgive me for doing a Christmas post before Thanksgiving...

Friday:

I had the bug to get some of the gifts wrapped. Adyson always wants to help, and lets face it, a 4 yr. old wrapping presents isn't really "helpful". So this year I got out my stamps, and some tags and let her go to town. She made tags for her cousins, teachers, and for her friends. It totally made my day to see her getting so excited over the little things about Christmas.



Man, I love this holiday!

Saturday:

The long awaited Twilight! A whole bunch of girls in the nieghborhood went to the Coppermill for dinner, and then to the movie. Once again, I have to brag about how great my friends around here are. It was such a fun girls night! I didn't get a pic of everyone, because a few people came late, and some just met us at the movie. (Sorry if you were there and didn't make it on the blog, I know you are sooo dissapointed...)

I ended up really liking the movie. Edward totally grew on me, and I thought Bella was perfect. There were a few awkward moments, and I think I need to get my hands on Rosalie and Alice's hair (I could have done much better...), but overall I knew that nothing would compare to the books, so I kept an open mind. I do think that the next movie will be much better with a bigger budget, but I am not complaining. It could have been better, but it could have been worse, and it was a lot of fun!

Sunday:

At about 12:30 Adyson woke up with the flu. I am so bummed that it finally hit her because I thought we were in the clear! So today we stayed home from church, and did nothiing. By six o'clock everyone was feeling pretty good, but totally bored, so I made Travis drag out the Christmas and we got the decorating started! Yeah!!! We only got one of the trees done, and thought we'd save the next one for family night tomorrow along with the Nativity. The girls were so excited to get everything started, and just loved it when it was all done, and the tree was lit.


It has begun and I couldn't be more happy about it! Welcome Christmas!

Oh, and I hope you all have a Happy Thankgiving! We will, and have much to be thankful for!

26 comments:

Eileen said...

Soooooo jealous you've got such a jump start on Christmas. I LOVE your tree!

The Wolfley Family said...

I'm so sorry your fam got sick! On the plus side, your tree looks gorgeous and I'm totally jealous of your girls' night! What fun!

Chanelle said...

Admiring your tree from our window! How do you get all your decorations up so fast? I swear it takes me a whole WEEK, a little bit every day! Starting tomorrow :)

Morrell's said...

I am all about bringing on Christmas before thanksgiving! It just comes too fast as it is! Cute Tree and gift tags! Sorry about the flu! I hate it!!!

Kristen said...

I love your tree! I have to say that I'm a little jealous...mine isn't up yet. I think today, while James is at work, I'm going to get mine out. Whoever said we HAVE to wait until after Thanksgiving anyway?!

Tana (Eliason) Draper said...

Maybe I could pay you to come decorate my house... you are so at it.

Natelli Johnston said...

your tree looks beautiful! I am glad you liked Twilight, i agree with you. Ed grew on me too,but I hope they have a bigger budget to work on the special affects more next time.

Michelle said...

Everything looks so wonderful. Take more pictures!!!
Cant wait to see you guys.

Kristin said...

Love your tree! Mine is also up but I have been replacing bulbs on it for the past few days . . . I think it's ready for decorating today! YEA! I agree with ya about twilight, a few awkward moments at the beginning but then it got much better!

Hanne and Fam said...

I have one of my trees up but it isn't decorated because I am looking for some cute, big snowflakes like yours. Where did you get them? Your post just totally put me in the Christmas spirit and I now have the ok from Dirk to start putting decorations up! YEAH!

Candace said...

I love that you already have your tree up, I'm a little jealous. Twilight was tons of fun, we should do stuff like that more often.

Super Mandi said...

ok, I have just barely heard of the Twilight craze. I feel like such a loser! And where has my Addy been the last 2 weeks?????????

Melissa said...

I am sooo jelous! We bought a new Christmas tree on Friday and I was so excited to bring it home and put it up, but NOOOOO Chris said not until after Thanksgiving! I keep joking with him not to be surprised when he gets home from work and it's all put up and decorated.Oh well, atleast i can TVO all the good Christmas movies while he's at work (LOL)

The Drysdale's said...

Ok I am coming to your house for Christmas your decorations look great! I couldn't agree with you more on the Twilight. I am excited for New Moon, because hopefully they will have a bigger budget and do an amazing job.

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

Your tree, no, your house is beautiful! That's fun to have more time with it up, and i'm so excited to get mine out, but I just can't do it till after Thanksgiving. It's how I was raised, and rules is rules...

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

Your tree, no, your house is beautiful! That's fun to have more time with it up, and i'm so excited to get mine out, but I just can't do it till after Thanksgiving. It's how I was raised, and rules is rules...

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

Your tree, no, your house is beautiful! That's fun to have more time with it up, and i'm so excited to get mine out, but I just can't do it till after Thanksgiving. It's how I was raised, and rules is rules...

Super Mandi said...

I want to at least borrow Twilight. My sis in law said it rocked.

Ballard Family said...

Hey I'm loving your idea with letting Addie stamp tags, I was just dreading the whole wrapping thing myself with Taya. After her "Help" decorating the tree I didn't know what I was going to do. I might seriously need to borrow your stamps!

Tiffany said...

Hayley I am jealous how good you decorate. I am trying my hardest to make things cute. If you get bored over the holidays we can go shopping. Plus can't wait for you to do my hair. Don't tell anyone what we are doing. :)

Jill and Matt said...

That's too funny, we both went to Coppermill and Twilight and we also reserved that same room! I really liked Edward too. Seeing the movie made me want to read the book again.

Jill and Matt said...

oh PS I LOVE your tree!!!!

Jan said...

Yeah - us too. The tree is up and I love love it. I'm not quite there with the gifts though. You are so on top of things.

KIRSTEN said...

Oh heck Hayley ... I feel so inclined when it comes to the decorating. You house looks so cute and fun. Feel like coming out to do my house??

Amy Johnson said...

Cody will not allow it until after T-Day. It bums me out too cause once T-day comes, I'm already Christmased out! Damn Retail!!! Your decorations really do look beautiful! I can't wait to see them in real life! We all need to not be sick!!

Oakstream Photography said...

I completely agree with you on the Twilight movie. I liked it, but can't wait to see what the next will be like with more moolah in their hands!!!!! The books were out of this world!!!!!!!!!! Loved them.