Alise had her first date this afternoon - chaperoned, of course - by BOTH daddies!! How bad is that? - ha, ha! We just love Jackson, our friends' Chris and Amy's little boy. I've said before that he is the only boy that Alise will ever be able to date. Chris and Wayne (who are life long friends) took the kids to see "Madagascar 2" this afternoon. I made Wayne take the camera much to his dislike, but at least he remembered to take a picture of them. Dare I say I see a wedding in the future for these two? So sweet and innocent and I just love it!
I have a feeling that I am setting a rather bad example for my daughter. None of us slept well last night so we slept in and missed church. I did get up early enough to roll these babies before we went to Sunday School. If this serves as any indication of how the whole process went, I plan to blog about it tomorrow when I resume my "Not Me Monday" post. You'll have to check back in to see how my whole afternoon of baking went. Let's just say that I was jamming with the Christmas music via our satellite!!
And here are the last of the Christmas decorating pictures: Now, I have to admit - even if I am showing partiality - I think I can decorate a pretty awesome Victorian tree. I don't think the picture above is a very good one. I love to turn off all the lights in the living room and just let the lights twinkle. The tree is gorgeous with the lights off - is that a good thing or a bad thing? Anyway, I tried taking a picture of the tree with the lights off, but with the flash, the picture looked like it was broad daylight and I gave up. The secret to my tree is the pink bead garlands, mauve rosary garlands, and tulle. I've also included a few of my favorite ornaments.
And now...my Alabama garland (And you just THOUGHT you had heard the last of Alabama...)! I am so proud of my decorating with this piece. I bought this lighted garland on Thanksgiving night when me, mom, and my SIL went to Michael's to cash in on an extra 20% off coupon that night. I wish I had gotten two of the lighted garlands to make this arrangement longer, but I can do that next year because I have plenty of houndstooth ribbon left. This garland highlights our kitchen/carport door. I love it!!