Beginnings of Holiday Decorating 2008

As I sit here I am admiring the glow of the holiday lights that we put up in the loft. They sure do look sparkly against the gold and silver stars and the coffee filter snowflakes just make it all very luminous!

Today we tested the lights, untangled them and sorted as to which will go on the tree and which will get hung in the loft. The girls tied ribbons to the stars and reglued any bits that were coming off the tips!

We fluffed and rehung the lights on our fake holiday palm tree direct from Florida via inlaws a few years ago it is a funny tree that stays out all year in our beach themed loft (I have to have something to remind me of Florida and the beach!)

Tomorrow is the day of the year, my favorite day with a fantastic tradition...what is it you might ask? Watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase--perhaps it is the political incorrectness of it all, the tight blue leisure suit, the quote '*&!@@#$'s full' or the dead cat I dunno but we HAVE to watch it every year whilst the tree is being put together and decorated!

Our other recently watched favorite holiday films are:
Nightmare Before Christmas
Eloise at Christmas
Barbie Nutcracker
Barbie Christmas Carol

(hey man bite me y'all Barbie haters some of those Barbie movies have good music, totally singable and are just good stories...mostly the ones that are retellings of old stories...)

that is all I can think for now I will post more as we decorate...

Of course Menace and Destruction just HAD to help (nicknames for the kittens Sokka & Toph) as I type they are running like wild buffalo on a rampage all over the house batting at lights, trying to get the stars/snowflakes on the ceiling and burrowing under fabric I have on the floor ready to cut. These cats are soo spoiled the entire stairwell is filled with their toys because that is the preferred spot to play and no matter how many times I clean it up they bring them back.

Did you have a good meal today? We decided to postpone our meal till Sunday when we do our regular shopping and have our regular big meal. We did not have anyone over as we were feeling a tad under the weather so we figured no big deal just wait till Sunday! And we are having recipes from the Felicity Cook Book (American Girl) they are ~American Revolution recipes and we did it last year instead of a turkey and we LOVED IT!

All for now Ta Ta...don't spend too much tomorrow, we will be sleeping in and mostly creating our holiday gifts at home!

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