Monday, December 5, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Happenings

We've had a busy start to our Countdown to Christmas, how about y'all??!

December 1st found us making our Hershey's Advents.  We always have so much fun with this.  This year we used the Hershey's Caramel Chocolates.  Uh, yum.


On the 2nd we attempted Christmas Shrinky Dinks.  We cut them out, colored, placed them in the oven, and . . . nothin'.  No shrinkin' whatsoever.  


We'd heard about a local Christmas Bazaar on the 3rd, and went to check it out.  It was pretty small, but one of the tables catered to crafts for kids.  For a couple of dollars they could choose any crafts they liked.  The girls chose Christmas Tree Ornaments.


And yesterday . . . . we got our tree!  YAY!  We've been hit with some sort of cold, and haven't been feeling our best, so we weren't sure when we'd get a tree.  But we sucked it up, and got it yesterday.  And it's HUGE.  They look so much smaller out there in the field, don't they?  Our old house had, I don't know, maybe 7 or 8 foot ceilings, but our new house has vaulted ceilings throughout much of it.  So.  Pictures of that adventure coming tomorrow ;)

How are y'all celebrating?  Don't forget to document your happenings, and come back here on Thursday for a link up!

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Kelli said...

Sounds like you guys are having a great time. I need to think of some things to do...Jamison has been putting the pressure on me :) I love the little crafting hands!

Connie said...

Very fun!

We've had a busy week but it wasn't all Christmas stuff.

Sarah Kate said...

We got our Christmas tree and decorations put up this weekend, too! Ours is artificial (I'm allergic to real ones), but it's still lovely!!! I can't wait to see yours!

Tina Birch said...

I made my own shrinky dinks once using #6 plastic. Plastic to-go containers are usually made of #6 plastic and have flat areas you can cut out and draw on with permanent markers. Good for making earrings and sun catchers!

Jenny said...

Bummer that you all have been sick. I'm glad you got the tree up. I can't wait to see pics!

I've started my post and am excited to link up Thursday!

Foursons said...

I LOVE all your new sidebar pictures!!!

I can't believe the Shrinky Dinks didn't shrink. That's so odd.

I look forward to seeing your tree. How fun is it decorating your new house?!

Jessica said...

I can't believe your shrinky dinks didn't shrink! I hope the girls weren't too disappointed! Yes!! 160 handmade cards are done and in the mailbox tonight- whew! I need to blog them soon. So fun to make and send! Making them the old fashioned way is a lot of work, but I save one for us evey year and scrap them with the newsletter, so it is like a family history to go back and reread them after 10 years of making them now. : ) Have a great week!

Impulsive Addict said...

You are such a good mommy! I need to find an avent calendar next year for Emma. I looked for one this year around town and found NOTHING. I hate my craptastic town. Our tree is up but it's fake. I've never had a real tree before. =(

MiMi said...

I wanna see your tree!
Sounds like you're doing lots of fun stuff though! :) Glad you're feeling better.

Angee @ Sunshine in my life said...

What a great way to kick off the Christmas season. I can't wait to see your tree.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Sounds like you have been having some fun! We have been so busy with school and church stuff that we really haven't done much of anything! I haven't even gotten the candy in our advent calendar yet!


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