Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Has Come and Gone

Is it just me or did Thanksgiving and Christmas just seem to fly by. It was all gone before I knew it. All that is left today is the putting away of Christmas decorations, taking out the trash full of wrapping and doing laundry that accumulated during the festivities. Normally I leave my tree up until the first of the year. But it is so warm out today.....68 degrees......a Christmas tree light up and sparkly just feels off in this weather. We are supposed to reach the upper 70's tomorrow. I spent the day doing errands and packing up my special little ornaments I have collected over the years. I saved all my tissue from gift bags for packaging and I always save the gift bags that I receive gifts in.........well if they are really nice ones and I reuse them next year with a new name tag. We were blessed with good food and wonderful gifts this year...........sadly no snow though. My mom and dad gifted all of us with a platter of yummy candies of every kind. All home made! I just love those kinds of gifts. I made some more quilt candle mats to give to my family as gifts. I hope you all had a wonderful Merry Christmas........forgive me for not being able to tell each and every one of you in person.


Terry said...

Isn't this weather something? I was thinking about taking my tree down too. We had thunderboomers today, and it sounded so strange.
Glad you had a nice Christmas.
Love the candle mats!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jill!!!
glad to hear that you had a good christmas! the weather here is funny too! we had thunder storms today, and ice. our addition is a skating rink really! the mailman got stuck several times just on our street and we had to go and rescue him twice!
how is your house coming along??
blessings my friend.....

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas...m..

Black Sheep Lisa said...

We are having the same mild temps here too! I am glad you had a nice Christmas, May your new year be Blessed as well!

Shanda said...

Enjoyed my visit here as always and enjoyed pics of the Bostons. My Abby and Toby enjoyed opening their presents with gusto. Ripping and shredding the paper and hurrying to het the goodie from the wrapper. Merry Christmas