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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bringing Home the Christmas Tree!!

After church on Sunday, we headed up to a friend's Christmas Tree farm to get our "real" tree. Every year, we receive a gift certificate from this buddy of ours to get a tree from the family tree farm. It is an event that we long anticipate and for the last two years, we have included GRANDboy Dylan!
(Alright, so this picture is out of order but since I'm fairly new to this whole blogging thing and really pretty stupid when it comes to the computer, you have to "BEAR" with me...get it..."BEAR?"...this is my Teddy Bear Christmas tree in my entryway of my house. The walls aren't really pink...it's a pretty harvesty yellow but for some reason, the flash turned it pinkish.)

Here's some of the family out to find the "perfect" tree. Jennie on the left, Becca, Gideon and my hubby Roger. I think Dylan was off and running to find a tree!

"This one just needs some love" he said.

These are gifts that you just can't return...even on days that you want to!!!!! Hahahaha!!! Just kidding,....yeah...I'm just kidding. Really..........hehehehe! (Today's a good day so far, I guess I'll keep them!)

And I'm definitely going to keep this one!! It took me too long to find him!!
We're planning to decorate the tree tonight or possibly tomorrow. We had to get back to church for choir practice and evening service so we weren't able to do it yesterday! Today I spent decorating our house a little bit and "over seeing" some ceiling repair that needed to be done. We are very thankful for our trustworthy and wonderful friends who can do those things!
I hope to post pictures of our trees soon as well as some incredible Goodwill finds! I got a Longaberger basket and liner for $1.00 and a little Boyd's Bear for 49 cents!! I couldn't post any more pictures on this post so it will have to wait until later!
Tonight we are having home made potato soup with cheese. I also added a little bit of frozen carrots and broccoli. I might add a little bit of pumpkin, too, since I cooked the last few pumpkins today to freeze. I added some to our mashed potatoes a few weeks ago and it was really good!
(Especially since I got the pumpkins for free!!!)
Blessings to you!


  1. *Groan* You're making me homesick. But I still love you. Yay for Christmas trees!

  2. Hi Beth!
    Love your bear tree. I miss going to pick out a real tree. They are beautiful and make the house smell so good. Can't wait to see more pictures. Loved the pictures of you and your family.
    Love ya!

  3. Hi Beth!
    We used to live near a Christmas tree farm when we lived in the South Island of NZ and they had the most beautiful trees - all sorts of different conifers to choose from. I'm happy to have a faux tree over here in Australia and I have real Christmas trees right outside my front door to enjoy all year round - they are just to tall to decorate! If I had been tempted to go for a real tree I am sure it would have wilted by Christmas. It is so hot at the moment - close to 100 F yesterday - I just about wilted! I managed to get my 'decorating the tree post' up and last night I wrapped gifts. I am determined to have everything ready before this baby arrives which could be any day now! I will let you know the news!