Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!

Our tree is up and decorated. It's so cute and smells WONDERFUL! The skirt belonged to Mark's mother. The little mouse ornament was her's too. It's so nice to have something from his family. The 2008 Pedersen Christmas CD is done too. Although, I think nothing can compare to my 2007 CD this one comes very close. How can you go wrong with when songs include "Santa wants some lovin'" and "Oi to the world"?

I've also been watching a ton of Christmas movies/shows. Can I tell you how much I love Rankin and Bass Christmas specials? A Year Without a Santa Claus-classic! I've also been watching White Christmas way too much. I save A Christmas Story for Christmas day when I can watch it over and over on TBS.

Oh yeah, and my own personal rant. This morning on the CBS morning show they were doing "Hand made" gifts-because people are so strapped for cash this season (please! Handmade does not equal cheap, ya bastards). The thing that bothered me most was that the hand made stuff wasn't even hand made. They just bought stuff from the store and put it together in a basket or took all the dry ingredients for cookies and put them in jars. Give me a break. CBS morning news, you get the finger.




8 comments:

Kelsey said...

Okay.

1. Love love love the sleeping mouse ornament. Too cute.

2. Love your tree.

3. I still need to burn you a copy of NSYNC christmas. Mark will looove it.

4. BACK UP OFF THE HOMEMADE COOKIE MIX IN A JAR. I've done that. It made me feel... homey.

amy said...

ah! it's gorgeous! i love your tree, especially with the monster at the top!

you know, the stuff they put in those baskets probably cost just as much as buying a more personalized present... blegh cbs.

i'm been so out of the loop lately, i didn't even hear about your dad, but i'm so glad his wife is doing better. have you heard anything yet from the biopsy?

i know i'm not online much right not, i'm trying to get myself back on track, i've just been super duper overwhelmed with everything, but please know that i've been thinking about you a lot, and sending good vibes south! i love you guys, and i hope you're taking very good care of each other. xo.

sewitsforyou said...

a big F u to the cbs morning show. I could buy tons of stuff way cheaper than making it. I need a copy of the x-mas cd. I have one for you but I am going to have to send it in another envelope cause I sent your packge. be on the lookout for 2 from me...

Katie Kutthroat said...

beautiful tree.. i love that skirt!! homemade can be really pricy.. they don't know what they are talking about!

Mr X Stitch said...

I'm always confused about how handmade stuff is perceived as being cheap, but bespoke stuff is always expensive.
We're all just bespoke item manufacturers here. :)

And you can't beat John Denver and the Muppets doing Christmas...

Crystal Rhew said...

I totaly love the Rankin and Bass shows too! I love that ABC Family is still showing them since network TV doesn't show much anymore. They played Garfield Christmas and I was SO excited. I love your tree and it's always nice to have heirloom ornaments. I have a lot of my grandmother's on mine this year.

And double-finger to CBS!

AlwaysInspired said...

I love your tree! I love stuff that means a lot like the ornaments and tree skirt! Gorgeous!

Ashley said...

Diddo on the cute mouse!

I just laugh at those "homemade" gift ideas...similar to when someone opens a can of chicken noodle soup, heats it up and says, "I made soup for you".