Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I've been a lazy blogger lately

When I first started my blog, I would post everyday or at least every other day. Lately I've been posting only twice a week. What's up with that you say? Well, with the holiday's quickly approaching, things have been a little more hectic than usual, but I know that's no excuse.

I'm getting a little tired of looking at the double chin pics (as you all probably are as well) so I thought it was time to do a new post.

On Saturday my daughter had her basketball game. I don't know if her team mates were up late, but they weren't doing too well and pretty much got creamed. The other team was pretty good, but very aggressive. After the game we decided it was finally time to go get the tree. It was a perfect sunny day which we haven't had much of around here. We drove 5 minutes from our house, which is pretty much "in the country" to get our tree from friends of ours that have a tree farm. I don't know how it works in other parts of the country, but there are a million places near us that you can go and cut down your own tree. After we got there, it took about 5 minutes to find our tree. I'm not too picky, I just want one that looks good and will fit in our already overly packed home.

My son decided he wanted to chop down the tree with an ax so that is just what he did.

My two favorite guys posing for the camera.

What a lovely family picture. Wait a minute. Why am I leaning like that? And what's up with my hubbies legs? Doesn't my daughter look happy to have her picture taken?
We haven't sent out a family Christmas photo since the kids were babies, this is probably why.

Didn't get a lot of help decorating the tree once it came into the house, but I finally got it done. I will show you tomorrow which is the day for Karla's holiday home party.
On Sunday morning I was feeling a little crafty and spent a couple hours making these.

I had so much fun making these little banner ornaments. Not sure what I will do with them. Maybe give them to friends. Hey, you guys are my friends. Why don't I do a giveaway? Yeah, I think I will.
If you leave a comment, I will draw a name on Friday morning and the winner will get to pick one of these ornaments. I will also include a Christmas tin filled with all kinds of Christmasy goodies. How does that sound?

I had so much fun doing my last giveaway, I just think it is time for another. So leave a comment between now and 12am on Friday morning PST and I will rise and shine on Friday with a winner. Good times!


Janet said...

I just found you thru Lidy and love your site. Of course I would be happy to win your giveaway as well. Please come and vist me when you get a minute.
Happy Holiday.

Auntie Joy said...

Yes, I was just thinking what a lazy blogger you were...hahaha.. If you want to see more than a double chin, check my new post.


Jessrose21 said...

I'm happy to be considered one of your friends! Your pennants are gorgeous and look like fun to make. I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmassy home tomorrow! The little bit I can see in these photos is gorgeous.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hope I win, those banners look gorgeous! Lol on the family shots for chrissy, we havent done one for ages either.
alicia ~ time worn style

Flea Market Queen said...

I love your little banners!
And how fun you get to cut your own tree...Not here!
There are no trees to be found accept in the store parking lots or "faux tree farms".
See you at Karla's tomorrow...

Wanda said...

Well, I think it's a great family picture!

The ornaments are really pretty. Whoever wins will be so lucky!

I've been a lazy blogger of late, too. Even lazier in reading blogs and I don't like to get behind.

Sheila said...

Hi Lisa! I don't think you're a lazy blogger at all! I am anxious to meet you again sometime soon. I enjoyed your friend Isabelle (sp) at Joy's too. Happy Holidays!


bee'nme said...

Yeah Lisa - count me in!!!!! Those little banner ornies are adorable!! (and some homemade goodies - swoon!!) Your family is adorable too - I bet you guys have fun together... And hey, don't sweat the blogging thing - we're all so busy that I for one don't have time to go out and see everyone's blog every day like I had been, so when I DO come by, it's all fresh and new to me!!

Thanks for sharing your sweet day-to-day things - neat snippets of your life - they're priceless...

Hugs and Blessings
Becky S.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such cute banners! I'd love one of your handmade creations! Oh, and I don't think you are lazy...honey, it is called busy! Busy time of year and our priorities change, huh?

Love ya!


miss gracie's house said...

Teens! Gotta love 'em! But what would we do without 'em?!

Merry Christmas!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'll go ahead and link to you, so that when you get it up and posted everyone can see.

Southern Heart said...

The banners are so pretty, and I loved the photos of your family cutting the tree. That will be a happy memory for all of you!

Happy Holidays,


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the banners!
Southern Lady's Vintage

Sandi McBride said...

Beautiful family, beautiful day and beautiful tree! I can't wait to see it decorated...double chin? What double chin?

Scrappy Jessi said...

lovely items in your home

Barbara H. said...

I'm here from Karla's and I'm a fellow pink rose lover. :-) The banners are adorable.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Love your banners!! Your family is just precious!! Isn't that the way it goes with photos?

SusanG said...

Love your banners!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

hi, i found you from Karlas Cottage! Love your decorating and the fact that you cut your own tree! the little banner ornaments are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Your family shot isn't too bad.

Our family photos are always terrible. Trying to get four kids to smile at the same time and not make faces or close their eyes is almost impossible. Then you have the grown-ups ...