Monday, December 08, 2008

While the lights were strung, and restrung....

waiting for lights

...a holiday story was playing itself out on the living room floor in which a very bossy, glittery angel was encouraging the others to gather snowflakes much faster to save.....something. Not sure what. I missed that part. Prolly cause 2 strands of lights stopped working once they were each 95% strung. I'm so glad Juliana is still in the newly licensed driver I'll-drive-anywhere-for-you stage.

good monday. xoxo. Anna

27 comments:

  1. such a fun pic and glimpse into your living room scene - doesn't look much different than my own...but my sweet kiddos are bigger!

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  2. Christmas lights are so bittersweet sometimes! They are amazing to look at, and so frustrating when half the strand won't work. And then you have to undo and re-do the tree again. At least you have a personal chaperone now!

    Love the picture of the "drama" in progress!

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  3. Aren't big families fun? I wouldn't know what to do without my fab five. . .and the newly licensed driver thing is sooo true. John (Child #2) just got his license. . .just in time too. . .the newness is starting to wear off for Hayley (our oldest). Enjoy your holiday you lucky mommy you!

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  4. We have noticed lately that our older Christmas lights have lasted for years, but the newer strands only last a year, maybe two. Hope you have better luck with the new strands!

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  5. Sooooo feeling your pain. Our tree--from 1952, my husband's grandparents' original screw-together tree--succumbed to gravity and came crashing down. We've righted it, but with no ready-to-go driver around, have just left the lights hanging limply on one side. Am pretty sure I'm the only one who's even noticed.

    Would love to hear how your living room carpet bossy angel saga turned out, though!

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  6. that is so cute! definatly take advantage of the new driver thing! cause, at least for me, it wore of quite fast! im 21 and i still try to get my mom to go with me places so i dont have to drive...haha

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  7. I think that might be one of my favourite photos I've seen on your site. Enjoy your family this holiday season. I still can't believe you are on #6! Hubby is still trying to convince me to go for #3.

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  8. your decorations look fabulous. love your blog too.

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  9. Oh my...what is with the lights this year? I think they are all on revolt. My sweet hubby had to spend about 4 hours cutting the lights out of our pre-lit tree this year. aaarrgghh. But..we are back in the game now..with new sparkly C9 colored lights instead of plain old white. The kids like them better anyway! :-)

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  10. I love all the colors. Have a happy holiday!

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  11. This is such a funny post! Are you hanging the balls of yarn on the tree, too? Maybe that won't qualify them as stash anymore...

    Can't wait to see the finished tree.

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  12. What IS it with the lights??? Argh! I feel for ya. My driving teen was quite happy to take my rig to town today and save on his own gas. He even took it thru the car wash for me! BONUS!!

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  13. Yes, enjoy that stage... it doesn't last long. That is unless of course you're smart, and restrict her from too much driving. I learned this far too late for it to be of use to me, just thought I'd pass that on, from one Mama to another.

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  14. ...is it bad that after reading this post i'm already getting ideas for my christmas decorations for next year!?! i figured it's not a good idea to change the decos i have up already!

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  15. Random question, what pattern does Juliana use to make her jumpers (from 'gray day' etc)? I think my little sister would love one.

    Thanks!

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  16. The decorations are so pretty!! What a cute picture!

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  17. I love seeing kids play, making up their own little stories!!! We were at my Dad's house and he usually wins the neighborhood Christmas display award (it's not that big of deal really!). He turned them on for us and a fourth of the lights along the roof line were out and they were new!!! It was actually funny. We like to call him "Clark"! And I didn't think I could ever look forward to my kids driving, but you just changed my mind about that!

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  18. We had the same problem with our icicle lights. Half of 2 strands were out. Bought new ones. Well, the new ones are shorter than the old ones which we bought 4-5 yrs ago. Oh well, whats an elf to do ;) ?! HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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  19. We had to buy some new lights this year too and I have to say I have a seriously strong aversion to the new LED lights that seem to be everywhere. I swear they remind me of those tacky blinking light pin things at gas stations. But that may just be me. :) Love the shot of the girls. It's priceless!

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  20. Stringint the lights is the thing I hate most about CHristmas! UGH!

    Stop by and enter my fabric giveaway!

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  21. I just stumbled upon you blog and am loving it!! I will definitely be checking back!
    Isabel (Maria)

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  22. thats sounds like a cute story

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  23. ahhhhh yes....I had my lights all strung and yep, several weren't working but my 8 year old magical twisted several and got a few to work, which he thought was just brilliant (and so did mamma ;). I can't wait till he's old enough to drive around town running errands for me...ohhhh who am I kidding, I am dreading that day as much as I'm looking forward to it!

    Happy Holidays!

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  24. Anonymous9:09 AM

    How I can relate to this! Right now I have buttons and sequins all over the dining room floor from our Christmas wrapping session yesterday. And then... one strand of lights have gone out! Do you take the decorations off and restring the the one strand, or do you just let it go? Oh the decisions a Mama has to make.......
    Hugs,
    Chesnye

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  25. thats a really good idea to put the thread into clear jars..at my place i put them anywhere so i never find them again grrrr

    greetings marijke

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  26. hello, love the pics and absolutely love the pencil drawings!
    cheers,
    Jamie

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