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Offline chloe

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Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« on: November 30, 2015, 08:12:03 PM »
Did you know there are 24 days till Christmas starting

So --------
Have a holly jolly Christmas
 It's the best time of the year
 Well, I don't know if there'll be snow
 But have a cup of cheer


http://www.metrolyrics.com/a-holly-jolly-christmas-lyrics-christmas-song.html


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 07:27:54 AM »
22 Days till Christmas

This is not just Shopping Days either!!


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 09:00:08 AM »
21 Days till Christmas

Over the river and through the woods
To Grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.



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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 11:11:19 AM »
20 Days till Christmas

I am starting to bake some cookies for Christmas. I will put them in the freezer for now. Old Fashion Oatmeal cookies, some with dried raisins and cranberries some with a dry mix of berry fruit are don and cooling in the racks. Oh I did make a few without any fruit at all. of course I did have to sample
them . :1-giggle:

I will also leave a few out for DH when he get home from work.

I guess most of you are doing the same or at least thinking about getting started.

Recipe on the Old Fashion Oatmeal container

by the way this isn't a picture of my cookies but it is as close to the way mine look  :)


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 12:41:42 AM »
What a sweet idea you're doing here, Chloe. :SmAnTree: Thank you very much~!

Since it's after midnight, it's 19 days until Christmas. Wow! The past month flew by and
in around two weeks we have two birthdays in our family, DS and DGD. Double WOW~!

I'm busy dealing with broken cars still :ghelp1: and of course trying to finish Birthday and Christmas presents. I've done most of our Christmas shopping but I have some special handmade gifts I need to finish as well. :1-giggle:

Plus its time to start putting the Christmas Tree up as well.
When do you plan to decorate your tree?

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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 05:28:38 AM »
18 Days till Christmas

I made chocolate drop cookies yesterday, baking some and freezing most of the dough for baking later, The one I did bake is for DH as he love Chocolate anything, especially cookies. I will make some sugar cookie dough for the freezer this week to be baked and decorated with the family.

As to answer CL's question. I am not sure when we will get to put our tree up and decorated this year. DH has been working weekends as well. The only thing I know as of right now is -it will be up by Christmas  :1-giggle:

I would love to see pictures of each one of your Christmas Trees, Wouldn't you?


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 09:43:36 AM »
17 Days till Christmas

How is your Shopping coming? :santatoys:

Are you finished or just starting?  :o

Maybe you are close to being done. :)

Now as for DH and myself we are finished -- well maybe :2funny: Seem like every time we go out one of us sees something we can't resist. yesterday I saw a self portrait stick we.. we know how the grans love taking selfies and the cool thing is they were at the Dollar Tree.


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2015, 06:30:57 AM »
16 More Days till Christmas

I have been wrapping presents off and on for the last few days. I like to do a few at a time as it keeps me in a Jolly Mood.  :1-smihearts:  I use to do them all at once but it seemed more of a chore than a pleasure.

How do you tackle that wrapping task?


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2015, 09:29:46 AM »
Good Morning Chloe...  :2-wave1: 

I'm coming along pretty well on the :shop: shopping part, but wrapping is usually a last minute thing at our house. Maybe I could try to start earlier this year :gift3: :xmaself: ...thanks to your encouragement. :gfriends1:   

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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2015, 03:00:42 AM »
Time is really flying... Just 15 days until Christmas~!

Thank heaven I was able to get to the fabric shop in town for a few additional pieces of bright quilt cotton yesterday. The wall hanging I'm doing for DGD is coming along nicely. :gthumbsup1: The fabric with black & white cow spots was an unexpected addition. LOL :2funny: We often joke(?) that there are more cows than people in our county so it will be a perfect inside joke between us. :1-giggle: I'm even more thankful that the wall hanging is something easy to do. Yes... :holiday25: I'll make sure to get a photo of it for y'all. :SmAnTree:

The :Kettle-icon: is hot & :8-coffeepotB: Help yourselves... :8-oj: :8-soda: :gtea12: :gcup09:

Hugs all around... :grouphugg:

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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2015, 06:53:38 AM »
Boy time is sure creeping up on us. isn't it?  Wow! you even brought Coffee and other yummy drinks. I will supply some  :8-cinbuns:  and for dunking,

I have an appt. today  but I will hopefully get home before dark. Well if not maybe I will see some decorated houses with all the pretty light and things.








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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 02:34:00 PM »
Good afternoon!!! 

Chloe - You stated in an earlier post you would like to see our Christmas trees, so here is a picture of ours; plus a view from our living room doorway, through the dining room doorway into the kitchen; and a picture of my grandmother's nativity scene from the early 1900's.

CountryLady - The last picture is especially for you.  You may have been through this town while out and about Christmas shopping........a picture of the village of Independence Virginia's Christmas tree taken at their 2016 Festival of Lights.


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 06:00:36 PM »
Wow~! Beautiful Tree y'all have Elle Mae. Big One, and lots of ornaments, too.
 :2-wave1: :1-smihearts: :1-flowersyel: Sure is good to see you~! :gfriends1:

Yes, I'm familiar with Independence, VA. Long ago, when I was a Fire Fighter, one of my co-workers was from there. We ALL live in small towns up here in the hills of Virginia.

Chloe, DH & I took a quick look at a few adorned homes on our way home from town yesterday. Sure puts ya in the mood for Christmas. :9-candycanes: :9-xmaswindow: :silverbells: :9-xmassmi: :Holly: :9-wreathtiny:

 :grouphugg: all around.

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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2015, 11:25:55 AM »
14 Days till Christmas                 

Just think about it, that is only 2 weeks.  Wow! Its getting so close
to when I get to see more of my family  :gspring1:

Elle Mae I love your tree. It is so pretty and the nativity from your
Grandmother is awesome !!!

CL It sure is inspiring to see all the yard decorations. 
At church they will soon be having the live nativity.

You Know How Ever We Celebrate Christmas, I am sure we all
Wish for " Peace on Earth "


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Re: Christmas is on it's way-- Count Down
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 08:03:09 AM »
13 Days till Christmas

All though I thought I have all my Christmas shopping done I think of something else I wanted to get plus DH's Birthday is the 16th. We are now at the age that on our birthdays we tell each other what we want. Don't get me wrong we still like surprises but not on gift giving.  :)

I remember when my children were young my best gifts were something they took the time to make me. I had kept them all through the year but after they started having children of there own I gave them to them to share then memories with your children. Yes I guess we are a sentimental group. :grouphugg:

 


 


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