Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bring On Fall!

This morning while I was cleaning house, my two favorite guys came trudging up the front steps with my big box of inside Fall decorations. Colby opens the front door and says, "Mom, will you turn our house into Fall?" Of course I can!

I spent the rest of the morning working on the inside and as I type this I feel so warm and cozy! Fall is my FAVORITE time of year and I love all the smells and colors that go with it.

Something I may have not shared with you yet is my year round "holiday" tree. I keep a pencil "Christmas" tree up in the living room year round and I decorate it for every holiday. In winder it is snowmen and snow flakes, hearts for Valentine's Day, eggs for Easter, flags for the 4th of July, and for fall it is covered in autumn leave garlands and scarecrows. I would love to have included a picture, but sadly my camera is on the fritz so I could not. :( Some people think that a year round tree is silly, but our family loves the lights and finds it comforting to have something festive always up in the living room.

Colby was so excited about decorating that I pulled a three foot tree out of the storage building and covered it with candy corn lights, spider webs, and plastic spiders. I have put it in his room by his bedside table and he is THRILLED. "Mom, this is the best night light ever!" he told me earlier.............and yes he does sleep in his bed now (he likes it and demands to sleep in there every night now which breaks my heart!)

I am doing well with the pregnancy. One day this week I could tell I did way too much at work. I had been on my feet all day long and by the time I got home I was drained and sore for the "pressure" you feel in your lower abdomen from all the growing going on. But other than that, all is GREAT! My blood pressure is low, I am having quite a bit of movement from my little "Karate Kid", I am getting used to the shots, and I am only getting sick about once a day! It is less than two weeks until we get to try and find out what the baby is ........ again! Maybe it will cooperate this time!

Hope you all are doing great! Maybe the weather will cooperate this week and give me some cool "Fall like" temperatures soon! Come on Fall!


Nan said...

I think a year-round tree is a wonderful idea! Sounds like you guys had a really fun day decorating. I'm glad to hear the pregnancy is progressing right along. Aren't those little movements just precious...nothing like it!!

Heather said...

Love the tree idea. That's not silly at all. I wouldn't mind doing something like that myself.