Friday, December 4

The Tale of Two Trees

Before the story can be told in pictures, I need to show our turkey. Look how many feathers he had by the end of the month! We loved hearing about what you are thankful for and loved getting snail mail! Thanks for participating!

Ok, back to the trees.. first, I finished my advent calendar:

I love it! Here it is and below are some of my favorite squares... everything is handstitched.

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Santa Letter


So that took many hours, but what took less and was just as much fun was picking out our Christmas tree this year.



Just the perfect size for our family!

We ended up at the same Home Depot, I mean forest, as the Bowens our neighbor. It was fun to watch how different families pick out their trees..



Hitched to our car and ready to go...



Then came the lights..



Merrick and Berkleigh checked to make sure they worked before we strung the tree...






Then came the ornaments...









Happy December!

7 love notes:

RaeAnn said...

Love your advent calendar Jen!!! The little fireplace pocket looks really involved and M and Bs silouttes are super cute too!!
Love ya!!

Erika said...

YOU ARE AMAZING

Melody Odell said...

I love all the details in the advent calendar, you did such a good job. Can you give it to me as a present for my birthday?! This might be a stupid question, but what goes in the pockets? Educate me.

Sheryl said...

I love that calendar (I know I've said it before)--you are so crafty and ambitious. M & B have the same jammies as Blake and Elizabeth--cute.

Kyle, Laurel, and Elle said...

I absolutely love your advent calendar. Now, that's talent!!! Great job!

Taylors said...

Oh your calendar turned out great!! Now I'm wishing I actually went through with finishing mine. And your turkey idea is great too!! AND your header looks amazing!

Sally said...

Super cute calendar! So fess up, how many hours did it take exactly? Grandma will be very proud of how neat your stitches are.