It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. It should with only two weeks left. I thought I would share with you what has been going on around here.
Knucklehead and I got the tree out (with the help of Uncle John who got it out of the attic for us) and we set it up. Then we plugged in our PRE-LIT tree to find that only half of it was pre-lit.
Totally bummed, I had to run up to the Dollar General store and buy some lights to fill in the dead spots. I did, and Knucklehead when to decorating. I’m lucky if he placed one ornament every thirty minutes or so.
After a VERY long night, with both of us wanting to kill each other by the end of it, the tree was finally finished and I did the rest of the decorations while Knucklehead and Ringo watched TV. We finished at 1:00 am. I was whooped but the end result looks good and both Knucklehead and I survived and still love each other.
Booyah! Can’t ask for more than that.
I took several pictures of Ringo by the tree as I wanted to get one of him with his ears up but I was making him sit and stay, right in front of the tree and he thought he was in trouble so his ears never came up. Here he is anyway.
Then I took some shots of Knucklehead which I love, so here are a few. I love to get close up shots of people’s faces. I want to remember every little line, dimple or freckle. Sometimes dirt, but that’s what little boys are for.
And my favorite of all time:
Cameron, my step-son and who I call CamWow, but Skylar calls Camera, came in over the week-end and I took some shots of him and Knucklehead and this is what I got.
I do believe CamWow was about to rub a bald spot on Knucklehead’s head, but he didn’t. Then we had to have the obligatory wrestling match of which Ringo had to get involved in. I love the fact that they are jumping around and in the background on the TV Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins are jumping on the trampoline in the movie “Big”. I’ve been getting great photo bombs from the TV lately.
Also, if you will take a moment to look at the bottom half of the tree in the above picture of the kids, you will notice the rest of the pre-lit lights on the tree went out. YAY!! Another trip to the store, hence the new lights on the couch and I should tell you, it is no fun trying to stick lights on an already decorated tree. Alix stuck them on for me and now it looks good, but that tree is going in the trash after Christmas and I’ll be getting me a flocked tree next year. So get ready family!
Here is my little Skylar in front of the tree, he is such a cutie.
Lastly, I have been going to a few Christmas parties and I believe I have worn more makeup in the last two weeks than I have all year. There’s not much point in getting all fancied up here on the compound, it’s not like the chickens care, so it’s been a treat to get all “Dolled” up and roll out on the big town of Heber Springs. LOL.
Anyway, I took this picture to send to The Hubs before the DAV Christmas party, just to remind him I can clean up a bit so it turned out pretty good and I guess I’ll share it. I hardly ever post pictures of myself but I’ll do it this time. At least I don’t have duckface. LOL
Knucklehead has prepared his Christmas list and placed it in his wish box under the tree. I was pretty impressed with his list, it wasn’t much and it’s all affordable stuff so it should be easier this year.
After all this activity when I just want to sit down and watch TV and relax, it seems I always have to fight for the remote. Do you have this problem at your house? Even Ringo hogs the remote. He loves Cesar, the Dog Whisperer! He does cry when he watches Animal Hoarders though so I have to try to avoid that.
I hope you all are enjoying getting ready for Christmas, I am but next on the list is shopping.