Monday, December 8, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ...
Yesterday I was awakened at 6:30 a.m. by the sound of snowballs hitting my son's bedroom window. I went downstairs to find my 12 year old outside, all dressed for the snow, the driveway shoveled, in the dark, throwing snowballs at my 9 year olds window. We had gotten a dusting of snow overnight. This is the first snow of the year and needless to say, they were excited. By 7:00 a.m their friend across the street was over and they were sledding. They ended up spending the entire day, until dark, sledding, skiing and snowboarding at our house and across the street on this little bit of snow. Below is the photo of the aftermath this morning.

While the kids were outside having a ball in the snow and freezing cold, I was inside doing my thing. I have never been a red and green holiday decorator. I go back and forth each year between turquoise or pink. As you can see, pink won out this year. I just started over the weekend and still need a few more touches but I wanted to share a few photos of my mantel. We live in a small cape which I lovingly refer to as our cottage. This is our family room with the fireplace. Our tree went up this weekend also. The kids were anxious to go to the tree farm, cut it and get it up. I love having traditions. We always did as children and I try to have some for my family. We cut the tree at the same farm every year and then we all trim the tree together that night. I also give each of my boys a new ornament each year. It's fun to listen to them talk about some of the ornaments as they come out of their boxes.

Thanks for visiting ...


Lisa said...

Jennifer ~

Sounds like the kids had a fantastic day. Love the pink holiday decorations, they are beautiful.


Carolee Crafts said...

Love the pink and white theme, good that someone enjoyed the snow, looks very cold.

Marie said...

Hi Jennifer,
I loved reading your post. It reminded me of when my sons wee kids. Your mantle is so beautiful. Hoping to see pictures of the tree. Maybe next week?

Susan said...

Snow...we just had wild winds! Looks wonderful!
Susan *dutchrose*

gail said...

Hi Jennifer, what a beautiful view! I never see snow here in AZ, but i love seeing the photos. YOur mantle is so pretty. I love the pastle Christmas look. Have a great day,, (()) gail

Debbie said...

Hi Jennifer.....your pink and white Christmas is lovely! Thanks for your nice comments about my new website. :)

Happy Holidays!

Patricia said...

Sounds like the boys had a terrific day in the snow and you had a terrific day of quiet, get things done! Good for you. The mantle is beautiful,


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh how much fun! I remember sledding as a kid in Upstate NY. Long, long time ago. Never see snow here in eastern NC.
I love your house! A cape "cottage" is my most favorite of all types of homes. Post more pictures!

Rachelle of Anna's Illuminaries said...

How lucky you are to have snow...we're still waiting. I love your pink decorations! said...

Beatuiful Christmas image of children playing in the snow,
what wonderful memories they will
have. Your decorations are just

Shabby Shan said...

Your mantel is so pretty! I love pink Christmas decorations! Thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Jennifer,

That looks like how winter/christmas should be. Kids playing in the snow! Your pink decor looks beautiful!

Have a good week ahead!

Pei Li

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Jennifer ~ What a fun time it sounds like your kids had in the snow ~ I love your decorations ~ how pretty !!
I have one room that I get to do pink Christmas but then the rest is more traditional ~

Shabby Addict said...

How fun! I would love to have snow here right now but instead it's been 75 all week! Totally un-Christmas-y! Your Christmas decorations look beautiful. I love the Joy sign above the mantle!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Growing up and living in Southern California, we never really have snow days, but that never stopped me from dreaming about them. If it ever snowed here, I would surely be the crazy 37 year old lady sledding in her own driveway. All day long for sure.