Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas tree,trains and projects done

We went hunting for our Christmas tree in 19 degree weather on Sunday. You can see from the pictures below that we had a pretty good time. As good a time as can be had with 2 girls 12 and 13. My were they ever full of the whines. My DH used to take them by himself and I thought I was mising out on the fun and have gone for the last couple of years. It's funny how you forget the whining from year to year. I had fun making them laugh and getting some pictures.

Tori thinks by not smiling I'll leave her alone. Little does she know I was a 13 year old once too with an annoying mother.

Emily was "hiding" in full view so I wouldn't get her picture. "why do you do this all the time"? More whining from a 12 year old. I'm immune I'm a mom.


In the end we did all have a good time. We had hot chocolate and cookies for ther ride home from the tree farm.

Our "angel" making an angel.




The train board has light and most of the wiring is completed. The water has been added.



These started out innocently enough. Use up the pine cones I had collected from our trees. They are super small. Well it turned into a bigger project when I had to buy the styrofoam cones. I did have the moss for covering them on hand. Once I had them done they needed something besides being all brown so I purchased tiny rose hip from a local dried flowers store. She says they are freeze dried????? Anyway they added the color I needed. So for about $5.00 each I got 2 nice pine cone topiaries.


My hubby loves when I say I used up stuff and it cost me nothing. He says I had to originally buy it. I just feel good thinking I'm using stuff up. I've ended up with some nice things this Christmas just using what I had on hand and adding a little here and there. When I get done I'll post a slide show.


Rhonda

5 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You certainly have been busy, love the pinecone trees and I hope you got the bestest tree while you were there with your sweet daughters:)
Rondell

Kath said...

Hi Rohonda!

YAY...Chirstmas tree hunting in freezing temps...what FUN! :) Love your pics of the girls!
The train board is awesome!!
I love your pinecone trees too!!
Can't wait to see your tree all decorated!!

Have a great day!

holiday hugs-
Kath

Janene said...

I'm here to "Stalk" your blog...Hope you don't mind!
I love that our blogs are "my space for old people" I was laughing for 30 minutes after reading that!
Thanks for the laugh!
Stop by anytime!!

Kath said...

Hi Rhonda,
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much i appreacite your kind words today.
It means to much to me ;)
Brad called after their appt. today to let us know that the ultrasound came back good-- GREAT---FABULOUS....all markers were in the normal range...
that along with her age, is a very good sign that the baby is goin to be born healthy!
Prayers a powerful...I know that first hand!
Thanks for yours...my family thanks you too!

Hugs to girl...Kath

Miz T. said...

I think your pine cone treea turned out beautifully! I had to laugh with your comments about your girls. Believe it of not, when they are older the memories of going out and getting the tree each year will be some of their favorite memories. They will deny whining! And eventually they will put their children through the same "torture". And you will laugh. Warm hugs to you,
Lauri