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Hubby just had an awesome article in Sonoma Christian Home Magazine. Check it out here.

He took all of these pictures while rowing me around our lake a few weekends ago.

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 Enjoy.

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Plan E Final Answer

Sorry for the late post. The new house didn’t have internet hooked up yet. But Plan E actually worked out and I felt the need to finish the Saga with you. haha

 

The old house has been cleared out. (Pop gets the Pop Of The Year award.)

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The new house has been set up. I must say it looks pretty darn amazing for moving in 4 days before Christmas with two babes in tow.The tree is up-again. The stockings are almost hung-again.

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The Christmas wonder is still here.

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The table is even set

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and we are READY to welcome the Baby Jesus.

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Come Christmas. Now, if we could only find the towels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plan D

You really have to start at the beginning to fully enjoy this ride. Click here.

Seriously. Are you even believing this? So night before last we get “the call”. The writer starts singing Mele kalekemaka and quoting lines from A Christmas Vacation before I can even answer the phone. It’s really good news…. they have found a house that will allow a short term lease and a dog and it’s available and…..

we are moving them in tomorrow and Christmas is now scheduled to be at the new house. I say scheduled because this is 2012 and well, you know how it’s been going around here. LOL

I am now packing cleaning supplies, packing paper, hammers and nails but doggedly refuse to give up on the notion of baking Christmas cookies with a little baby dolls.

No need for the Charlie Brown tree now IF we can move the fully decorated one without destroying it.

Stay tuned.

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Plan C

The lake had really grown on me as a place for celebrating Christmas…then, would you believe it, ANOTHER house sold. LOL Read here and here if you don’t understand that.

THIS time it was my daughter and son-in-law’s house that sold. They don’t know where they are going but they have to be out of their house by December 27. Therefore, they really want to spend Christmas at their house this one last time so the lake is out and their house is in. Does your head hurt yet? So I had already mentally re-packed from the cold weather vacation to the warm weather vacation and had actually packed the boxes and bags of paper products and other things that we were going to need for the lake house because we didn’t want to use any of the owner’s supplies even if they are family.

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I had planned and organized tree decorating activities for the children because we were going to the lake, right?

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So we would need to stop and get a cute little Charley Brown tree to decorate ’cause you just can’t have Christmas without a tree and stockings. I had planned to sneak up

there ahead of time and string colorful lights on the dock and make it “happy” for the babies.

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But now we are going to be at a house that is already fully decorated soooo………………

to be continued.

 

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If Only Dreaming Would Make It So

If you missed yesterday’s post go here to catch up on what I am talking about.

It turns out that  the fabulous house that we had rented in the mountains was on the market and … yep, you guessed it… it sold. Homeless for Christmas we were ( well, not really, but you know what I mean.) So we start calling every friend, acquaintance and stranger that anyone told us about who might have a house that we could a) fit into b)afford.

Nada.

My son-in -law and I have done everything in our power to try to get us to a cold climate for Christmas this year so that we could have a roaring fire and lots of hot somethings to drink but, alas, it doesn’t appear that it is going to happen. But if dreaming could make it so…..

 

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Truly, we tried. But it looks like another Christmas in shorts might be in our future. However! If you happen to own a home somewhere, anywhere with a chance at a white Christmas year after next that you would like to donate…. I’m your girl.

Meanwhile, we’re going to the lake for Christmas.

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I Can’t Wait!!! The Saga Of Christmas 2012

 

You are going to have to stay with me for the next few posts. I promise you some chuckles as you follow along on what I am now calling, “The Saga Of Christmas 2012.

We are fulfilling a Christmas fantasy this year and after years of begging it wasn’t even my idea. It was my wonderful son-in-law’s ( son-in -love as I prefer to say).

We are not giving any presents except to the little guys and we are heading to the mountains together as a family for a week of a whole lot of nothing.

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We plan to enjoy the wonderment of childhood at Christmas with the grandchildren.

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Feed the reindeer and the elves.

Elf donuts--actually cheerios, to leave out with Santa's cookies.

Remember the important things.

So true!

Do a lot of this.

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And this..

Candy cane marshmallows for hot cocoa~ hang them on the side of your mug.

Watch a little of this,

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make a few of these,

When is Santa coming? Take off a link a day starting Dec. 1st. How cute!

take a bunch of these

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And just love being with each other. I can’t wait.

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It’s A Wrap

For me, the presentation of a beautifully wrapped gift is part of the gift itself. For most of my adult life my Mother and I have coordinated our gift wrap so that the tree would look beautiful as we blended our gifts each year. It brought us great joy each year to decide on the color scheme and then shop together to select papers and ribbon for our special gifts. While I don’t have pictures of ours through the years at my fingertips I did find some lovely examples of our others present their gifts. I hope you will enjoy and maybe even find a little inspiration from these images.

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Fabric Winner

 

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This has been so much fun. I am forever grateful to Layla and Kevin for the pictures and the post and for introducing us to all of their wonderful readers. I am just thrilled to have met all of you and quite humbled by your kind remarks and your excitement about my first fabric collection. I want you to know that I started responding to each and everyone of you (you blew up my site with over 6,000 emails) but Layla reminded me that by doing that my name went in the drawing each time and I would probably win my own drawing. LOL So just know that I sent happy hearts your way.

Dreams really do come true.

But for now we have some business to attend to don’t we?

Drum roll please!!!!!!

Winner

 

Liz’s favorite fabric and the one that her pillow will be made from is #20 Springtime Fun-Orange.

This was also the run-away winner as everyone’s favorite.

Springtime Fun-Orange from The Cindy Barganier Interiors Collection

Springtime Fun-Orange from The Cindy Barganier Interiors Collection

Congratulations Liz. You will be hearing from me soon.

Stay tuned. We have another give away coming your way before the new year. Keep checking back.

 

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Respectful Delay

Friends, I know you are excited about finding out who won the contest but in light of today’s events I simply cannot bring myself to post a bright, happy post about something frivolous when so many families are devastated tonight over the loss of their precious children.

I know that you understand and feel the same way. I will post later this weekend.

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Our prayers are with you.

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Are You A Winner?

I am in meetings all day today but stay tuned ….. the winner of the pillow in the fabric of your choice will announced later today! Woo Hoo and good luck!

I can’t wait to find out, either!!!

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🙂 See you soon.

Cindy

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