Tuesday, December 1, 2009

As Promised – Festive and Joyous

Welcome Nester Tour of Homes!  I had already posted this a couple of weeks ago.  I wanted to spruce it up a bit and I changed some things around.  Hope you enjoy and thanks for coming on the tour!!!!

Tom & I worked diligently and got the house decorated for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. I took some pics and made some slide shows. I hope you enjoy them!

This first slide show is the dining room.



Christmas in the Kitchen!!

This is a slideshow of the big tree in the living room. There are lots of special ornaments on it, especially the tree topper. If you roll over the picture it will give you the title and stop the slides, if you want to look at it slower.



This is a new addition to our Christmas decorations. This is the tree we put in our bedroom. I had to think about it for awhile whether I was going to do it or not. I thought maybe it was going too far. I don’t think so. I hope you like it.



My plan is to CELEBRATE the holidays. I have to. God gave us the Greatest Gift of All. This Gift is the reason I KNOW I will be reunited with my son. Putting together posts like this and decorating a Christmas tree with Peyton’s pictures on it, make me FEEL like a mom. I am acknowledging my son’s life and it feels good. I know I am always his mom, but he doesn’t need me and that makes it hard to feel like a mom. Thanks for reading. I hope you liked the pictures!!!

P.S. This post was incredibly easy to do. I used slide.com (thanks Trish) and Live Writer. I may have gone a little overboard on using 3 different styles of slide shows…….but I wanted to try them all!!! I spent a lot more time last year on a Christmas post using Blogger. Importing and then dragging the pictures where you wanted them was a pain.

P.S.S.  I changed up this post just a smidge for the NESTER TOUR OF HOMES.  I ended up using 4 slide shows instead of three.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

(You’re the first person I’ve said that to this year!)

38 comments:

seeking him... said...

Becky,
I love all your Christmas trees & the decorations! And Peyton's tree is a wonderful idea. You have a beautiful mother's heart! I think my favorite tree though is the Charlie Brown tree:)
Keep celebrating!

Kay said...

I love alllll the trees! Love the sentimental ornaments and the pics of Peyton and the Peanuts things..evvverything! You did a great job. And no, I don't think you went overboard. : )

Mona said...

Awesome decorating and I like Peyton's tree!

Darlene said...

The entire place is beautiful! You both did a fantastic job! BUT my favorite tree is the Charlie Brown! A double wow and 2 thumbs up! Peyton is in such a wonderful place he'd be proud of you two! Merry Christmas! And Happy 2010!

Jake said...

look at you all fancy pants with the slide shows and pictures. looks like yall are Christmassed up at the Jackson home. I like your ornaments, especially the bull riding santa and boots. also like the hat atop the tree. that is so cool.

p.s. now that your blog is mega cool, I need some blog consultation whenever you have some time. thanks.

Landon Parker said...

Yeah no kidding, you're like the sultan of blog! Nice slideshow! Nice decorations too. I can always appreciate a nicely decorated Christmas tree!

Janna said...

Love the trees...you're such a good holiday decorator! My favorite is Peyton's tree! (of course)

Hugs! jw

Shell in your Pocket said...

Such a festive home!
sandy toe

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your home is just beautiful. May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.

Heather said...

Great job decorating!! It all looks so pretty!!

Paige said...

What a beautiful home! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

texasdaisey said...

What beautiful decorations and a beautiful home. Enjoyed stopping by for a visit so much.
Debbie

Annie said...

What a great idea to show your pictures. Your house looks beautiful with all Christmas decorations.

Have a wonderful week.

Hope you can visit my blog.

http://santiagotwingirls.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-decorations-tour-2009.html

Jennifer said...

Wow... I love all your special ornaments! Everything looks so beautiful! The slide shows were a fun way to tour! :)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I enjoyed all of your decorations, you have some beautiful ornaments. I can tell how hard you all have worked.
Sue

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved visiting and seeing your beautiful pictures

I am so happy to have a few hours to catch up on blogs...I am finally finished with trees. New pictures are up on the Christmas blog!
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/ then

read about a miracle and forward on to anyone that is feeling hopeless....Christmas is the season of miracles..

Denyse said...

Your slide shows are so impressive. What a precious idea you had to do Peyton's tree. Very touching. Thanks for sharing on the Tour of Homes

Laryssa Herbert said...

Thanks for showing us around.
Merry Christmas!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

heyruthie said...

loved the decorations. this is my first time to your site. right now im asking Jesus to give you His special grace this holidat. *hugs* ~Ruth in Virginia

Marianne@Songbird said...

Wow not one but four slide shows. I am impressed! Your home looks wonderful and very inviting and you where right you can never have to many Christmas trees.

sweetjeanette said...

Stopping by from Nester home tour train! I loved the slideshows!

Thank you for allowing us into your home.

Click here for MY Christmas open house

Sallie said...

You have lots of ornaments :-) I do, too, but I never seem to have enough space. Maybe I just need a bigger tree... or more than one..LOL..

Have a blessed holyday season!

Ruth said...

I love the different trees you have. So much fun!!

Ruth

Gabby said...

I love the presentation of your decor, amazing!

Jacquelin said...

Everything is just beautiful, you have a lovely home. Love your trees.
Merry Christmas to you too!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

very cozy! lovely!!!

Cristin said...

what a beautiful home! thanks for the lovely tour.

xo,
cristin

IRENE said...

May God's grace and love bless you and your beautiful heart this year and always. Thanks for the tour!

Kate Starr said...

Thank you for sharing... love the slide shows, that the right way to do it!

Merry Christmas!

Sam said...

I love that deer ornament that you have on the tree. In any case it is clear that I do NOT have enough Christmas decorations in my house!! Merry Christmas!

Bonita said...

I read your son's story and it really touched me. Enjoyed seeing his tree.

beautyinallthings said...

I love that you have a kitchen themed tree. I saw another one around here somewhere in the tour and think it is an awesome idea!
I am stopping in from Nester's Place. To see my tour click on the 'Christmas 2009' Tag on in the left sidebar!

The Whispering Creek House said...

Had a wonderful time and I love your header!God Bless your Family!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love seeing Christmas trees in every room. How fun!
All the decorations are just beautiful! Thank you for the tour!

Barbara said...

Gosh, it's hard to decide what's the prettiest or what I like best. You have a wonderful Christmas tour! Merry Christmas to you!!

Totallyscrappy said...

I love your Kitchen Tree!
Thanks for having me in! Feel free to join me at my place!
http://mudpiestodragonflies.blogspot.com/2009/12/come-on-in.html

pk @ Room Remix said...

Loved the slideshow! Thanks for sharing you home - everything looks great. Merry Christmas!