12.21.2009

Joyful


This past weekend we finally put up our tree. I do not recommend waiting till the week of Christmas to find a tree because the pickings are quite slim. This year our tree is a bit on the sad side. Our normal huge tree filled with ornaments and our home all decked out just did not happen this year. Since my sinus surgery I have been functioning at 50% on a good day, but the good days are not many. Oh, and did I mention I blacked out and wrecked my car with my son in it. At first they were going to total it, but now it seems they are going to try to fix it but I won't have it back any time soon. Oh, and my son was fine, praise God. So this is my sad excuse to go along with our sad tree, but on a high note my kiddos LOVE it and that's all that really matters.



I only grabbed our favorite ornaments for the tree this year. Less clean up for later. Every year for Christmas my kiddos each get a new Krinkles ornament. My plan is when they grow up and have their own families I will give them the ornaments to hang on their tree.


I also added mercury glass acorns from Pottery Barn. I bought them last year after Christmas and got them for a steal. I just adore them.

So our tree may be pitiful, but we are full of joy. It is still Christmas time and it is a time to celebrate, woo hoo!

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Heather said...

Oh my goodness. Thank God you're ok! What an awful thing to have happen. I think the tree is lovely...no excuses necessary!

Melissa said...

Oh, that's so scary! I'm glad everyone is OK-- I've had sinus surgery, and the recovery is no joke. I hope you are able to rest up and that the repair shop gets your car to you asap!

Laura Trevey said...

Beautiful tree!!!
Happy Holidays to you ~~~

xoxo

Design Esquire said...

Oh no! I'm glad to hear that you and your son are okay. The tree looks beautiful, you don't need to apologize. I also love your tradition about giving your kids new Christmas ornaments each year, they will be so thankful for that when they get older.

Federica said...

What a beautiful tree!

Maria said...

Paula, Im so sorry to hear about your accident. Have you been to a followup appt after surgery to check everything out? Praying for ya.

Susie (So Blessed) said...

So thankful you and your son are okay...I'm sorry you are still not feeling well. I'll pray for you. Your inspiring attitude reflects the true meaning of the Spirit of the Season...and I think your tree is perfect! Blessings to your family this Christmas.

The Southern Lady said...

That must have been so scary, Paula. I'm happy you're both allright, and continue to pray for your speedy and safe recovery.

I really love your tree, by the way. It's beautiful and very reflective of the importance of your family. Your tradition is very sweet and one they'll really appreciate.

Kathy Posey said...

Had no idea about the car! So so glad you both are safe!! I think it is a beautiful tree. Everything you do is amazing. So jealous!

Michelle said...

Your tree isn't that bed...it's really cute! Hope you feel better soon :)

Best,and Merry Christmas!
Michelle

Staley Mc said...

Thank goodness you are both safe!! Your tree still looks pretty!!

My name is Erin. said...

Thank God you are both safe!

Some years you just cannot do it all. I finally came to grips with the fact that I will not be sending out Christmas cards this year. It is the first time since we've been married that I haven't. One year I even made 100+ cards and this year I can't even manage to order any online. Ugh!

I love your little tree. It's always better than NO tree and just watch Charlie Brown's Christmas to see that your tree is actually quite grand. : )

Char said...

i'm so glad that you all are ok despite the wreck. that had to be scary.

you're doing better than me with the tree, i opted out this year. i'm ok with it too.

Pinecone Camp said...

Happy to hear you and your son are a-ok! Your tree looks gorgeous to me.
Have a fabulous Christmas!

Blair said...

I am so sorry Paula and I am so happy that you and your son are both ok! Your tree, smaller than normal or not, is just perfect. xx blair

wideopenspaces said...

so glad you are well. i know that this will come as absolutely no surprise but I bought the mercury glass acorns after Christmas last year for just that same price and they are nearly my favorite thing on the tree. is it getting freaky yet?

wideopenspaces said...

maybe not "well" but alive. so thankful for you.

Hanako66 said...

my goodness, so glad that you are okay!

i think that your tree looks beautiful!

megan said...

I am happy to hear you both are doing well. I am sure it was a scary moment though. The tree looks great! Merry Merry!

megan said...

I am happy to hear you both are doing well. I am sure it was a scary moment though. The tree looks great! Merry Merry!

Pink Wallpaper said...

OMG you poor thing....well i think your tree is precious and i agree as long as you have good christmas spirit, what else could matter??

Sarah said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident but glad you and your son are okay.
wow...you've had lots going on.
the tree is perfect and the kids love it which is what matters most.
hope you feel better soon.

Kristin said...

Oh no, how frightening. I'm so glad you're both ok!! I hope you feel better ASAP and are able to enjoy the holidays!

abigail said...

glad you're both ok! how frightening.

you tree looks gorgeous, even if it isn't as big as usual.

Joanna Goddard said...

what a beautiful tree--and i'm SO glad everyone is ok after the accident, how scary!

S and O said...

that's a gorgeous tree!!
xoxo,
Olivia

Joyce said...

Your tree is beautiful! Love the acorn ornament. xo

Paula Pradit said...

WOW that acorn ornament is gorgeous

a pina colada said...

Wow! What a crazy thing! I'm so glad you both are ok. I can't imagine how scary that was. Good luck with your continual recovery and hope you have a wonderful Christmas! The tree is great! You're right... the kids are all that matter.
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PS~Erin said...

Oh my, Paula. I am so glad that you are both okay. Hang in there. Relax. And love your Charlie Brown tree, (it's mighty plusher than ours :-)

bluehydrangea said...

Paula, you blacked out??!!! How scary is that!! So glad that you and your son are O.K. but sorry about your car. You must be sore all over and exhausted and dang your tree still looks awesome!! Hope you have a clam, restful holiday!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- so glad you and your little boy are okay.

Please let me know if you need a ride anywhere. I'm not too far away.

Love your tree.

amy said...

gosh Paula. I am so glad you are okay!!! how did you black out? so scary!!!! GIRL! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

hey, I saw a super cute tree at my friends, looked like yours but was up on a small table to lift it up high and they filled the underneath part with gobs of presents. It was soooo cool. I wish our tree didnt touch the ceiling or I would do it! anyway- just wanted to share.

ashley&christy2001 said...

Paula the tree is beautiful the size of the tree don't matter those kiddos are going to love the memories you made with them....I am so glad God was watching over you and your little mister...what a blessing that you guys were okay!Merry Christmas, I hope that you get to feeling better soon

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