This is going to be our first Christmas in our log home this year. We are in the country and farmhouse decors will be appropriate. However, I got tons of Christmas decorations, some of them are still new in original packaging unopened. I would like to enjoy using them first before ditching them and be replaced with anything country or farmhouse.
Here are some of the decors we’ve done in the house so far. I am not done decorating yet, I still got the dining area to do, table set up and such. I like how the lights and decors bring so much warmth and set our mood to feel the spirit of Christmas.
This year’s color will be green, red and gold. The staircase railing is also decorated as you can see in the picture below, it is my first time to decorate such a thing you know? The girls are thrilled now that we have two of our trees up. They so look forward for the presents to appear under our big tree in the living room.
After four years I have not seen the group I used to hang out with during my early years here in America, I accepted their Christmas party invitation. The reason I haven’t been able to mingle with this Filipinas is that they live way up north and it is an hour or more drive from where we live. I don’t drive farther than 30 minutes so the only way to get there is to ask my husband to drive me there. That is why it took so long for me to see them again.
Here are a few snaps of us. I honestly felt glad I got to see them last Saturday, December 14,2013. Although, they are on my Facebook friend’s list, it is so much different to interact with them personally and just talk about things in life. It was also nice to see some of the women’s kids, the last time I’ve seen the kids when they were very little.
What’s funny is that, there is a Filipina who only remembers my first born but she doesn’t remember me anymore, lol. When she first saw my J she thought, “I know this child… but can’t remember who the mother is!” That’s just surprising for I did not forget her.
… photo above is of me in stripes and the host of the party (carrying my second born) that lives in McKinney.. she has a child who is now 7 years old.
… me and Joan, who now has 3 kids, the last time I saw her in person she only had two, the second one was still an infant… she is also the one who gave me bundles of coupons…
and these are our kids… two of Joan’s and one from our common friend…
After debating myself for one week whether to put up our little Christmas tree or not, I came up with the result of putting it up for if I won’t, it is going to be our second Christmas this year without our Christmas tree. I feel empty inside not having the sparkling lights and decorated Christmas tree inside the house. I am also jealous with the neighbors who already hang their lights outside their house and ours is so empty, dark and boring.
On a lighter note, this year is going to be my 4th Christmas here in the US and for that I am thankful for another year that God has given me to celebrate it with my family. Although American celebration of Christmas is solemn but I am still thankful for I’m with my husband and very own kid, Deden.
P.S Attached photos are of our cute Christmas tree with my Jadyn taken from my mobile phone, shots are blurry that’s why. Digital camera is very dead still…