Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas decorating....

DONE!
We are done with our Christmas decorating!
I made sure I hung my stocking
by the fire with care....

In hopes Santa Paws shows up!

Of course Ozabella was a great help!
She put the upper ornaments on the tree.
Made it easier for me,
because I just kept knocking the tree over.

Then she decided SHE wanted to be a decoration....

silly girl....

Beth has certain things that she 
puts up EVERY year!

Her Pipka Santas....

The ornaments that their children
made for them when they were in the
5th grade.....

Jon

Amy

A picture that Amy drew when
she was in the 6th grade....

AND a Santa that was handed down to Beth
that her sister Butch
(Her real name is Beulah but that's her nickname)
made when she was in the 4th grade. 
Butch is 74 years old.
That would make this 64 years old.
Beth said these items make her Christmas
very special....
I guess this is what we call
"Special Memories".....

Now for the rest ....

Inside trees and the one on the deck....
Outside trees....

What a joyous time of the year....
Now it's time to relax and enjoy!

Cards are sent and all the gifts are bought.
I can take my time and enjoy wrapping them
by the fireplace in the next few weeks.


Later -- Remington --
I think I am going to read  
The Night Before Christmas....
I am kinda in the mood....
-- out!

40 comments:

Gloria said...

Oh my! Just beautiful! I love how Oz was helping! Looks to me like you two are going to have a perfect Christmas!!!

Roo said...

Wow can you decorate! Mom luvs all the special memory touches :) Very cozy happy home you have there Remington :) Happy holidays to all of you :)

We best get busy! Waggin at ya,
Roo

Madi and Mom said...

Rem....Your beautiful decorations have left these 2 Southern girls speechless. Which rarely happens. Oh my goodness they are just breathtaking especially with the overhead lights turned down. Oz seems to have slipped right into Christmas and all the decorations and festivities!!! Thank you so very much for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Hugs Madi and Mom

BRUTUS said...

Your house looks so pretty! We still have made little progress here - just a naked tree standing in our family room! Maybe we need a kitty to help...

Snorts-
Brutus & Carmen

Gus said...

Your Home is bootiful. So far, we have taken down the fall stuff, and yesterday muzzer switched the "regular" dishes for the Christmas Spode, which means we also have red table cloths and candles, and stuff that smells like apples and cinammonnnnns alllll over the place.

Well, it is a start, right.

Gussie

jen said...

Your house looks beautiful Remington!

Tell Beth thank you for all her words of wisdom on Leroy's post yesterday, we reallt appreciate her input.

And to you Rem..we will keep an eye out for the snow, but you can keep the sleet, mom doesn't drive very well in that stuff:)

Rouky said...

Your house is so beautifully decorated. All Sophie can say is : wow! Mom LOVES the special memories. She says they make Christmas even more meaningful. Me,I LOVE the Newfoundland stocking! Now it's my family's turn to do the work!

Priscilla said...

That's the right place that you hung the stocking!

Beautiful trees and decorations! Ozabella is a great helper and she is the best decoration too.

Jazzi said...

Oh Remington, it all looks soo soo pretty. Yah we have those special decorations too that moms kids made and now we have special ones that grandkids make!! Christmas is so much fun huh??

wags
Jazzi

Sandra said...

rem your house looks all ready for santa and what a beautiful room to lay by the fireplace. tell your sister i laughed out loud at her sitting on the mantel. priceless. how ever did you get your self on your stocking. cool!

Sandra said...

i forgot to say, my friends kitty jumped in her tree and turned it over, so watch your little sister closely

Maggie Mae said...

Remington,

Your house looks luverly! After all dat hard work gettin it ready you deserve a nap!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Noah said...

Wow, with all them decorations, you would think Santa Paws lives there. Enjoy the holiday season my friend.

Mr. Pip said...

Very nice, Remington. I would watch Ozabella - looks like she might pull that tree right down. We are going to put our tree up this weekend. This will be my feline sister Rosie's first tree. Hopefully, she will behave herself ...

Your pal, Pip

Corbin said...

You're a great decorater, Remington! I got your wonderful card! Thanks so much! Hopefully mine will be in the mail soon!
-Corbin

Minna Krebs said...

Just Beautiful Remington!

I especially love your momma's Santa from her sister and, of course, Ozabella as a decoration on da Mantle

MinnaK

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry furry nice!

So many memories with many many more to khome!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I think your shipping department misread the work order and delivered an entire winter's worth to Buffalo NY!

Ms. ~K said...

I love this post...I feel like I'm right there with you Rem....Your home is lovely, warm and cozy!
Be careful, Silly Oz!
xoxo,
~K

Casper Bear said...

Love the decorations Rem, especially the Santa that Butch made, it's greeaat! Thanks for sending the snow by way, looking forward to more!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

JC said...

All your gifts are bought ... wow. I'm just starting and don't even know what some want. Love the stocking ... my girls have their own but not as fancy as yours. Love the kitty help don't you ...

ronniisramblings said...

Yor house looks beeyootiful Remington, yoo is so lucky to have so many pretty twees arounds yoo.
Fank yoo for sending mee n Richie da snow wee haz had grate fun in it.
Lovs
Ronnii
xxxxx

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, your house is absolutely beautiful!! We love it!! Oz looks like a great helper!! Your pictures are all so wonderful!! Seeing that makes me feel more like it's time for Christmas!! Everything is very special there! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Bruschi said...

Oh Rem, your house looks beautiful! Ozzabella makes a great decoration on the mantel! BOL!
Nice job to you and your humans on all the decorations and holiday memories!

Ginny said...

Rem, what a beautiful house you have!!! And it is positively glowing with light and beauty right now! I love everything about it! I do like that pretty bowl with the ornaments in it, and your cool stocking! Who made it? The ornaments and picture with the memories are the best!!

brooke said...

How festive! Love all the decorations and especially your custom stocking!

Junior and Orion said...

That's a lot of decorating! We hope you got treats when you were done. That picture of Ozzabella being an ornament would make a nice Christmas card.

Frankie Furter said...

Oh YESSSSSSSSS it is the MEMORIES that make this such a wonderful time. I love the things that you showed us. Esp. the Santa from BUTCH.. that might be beclaws... that is what everybuddy calls my DAD. THANK YOU SOOO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THIS WITH US!!!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a lovely post, Remington! You have put all of us in a very festive mood. Lovely sentimental treasures you have there. Our mom has some ornaments that her kids made when they were young too. We loved seeing all of your decorations. Our favorite was the kitty on the mantel.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What beautiful memories come to life over this season! Our tree is completely covered in ornaments that were brought and hung by friends (most handmade) over the years (since the folks went to college) so those people are forever remembered during this season. Your stocking is stunning! And the house is lovely, inviting and so very festive. Ozabella is sure to have a great first Christmas!

Neeko said...

Wow!
Those are Pawsome decorations!
Thank you for sharing your family's Special Moments with us :o)
Your Little Sis is just sooo precious helping with the festivities.
Love your stocking!
You guys are gooood!
We are just driving back from Florida right now and did not touch anything that is Christmas related yet; oh! we did manage to have our Christmas card taken :o)

BTW we just drove thru a town named after You in Indiana.
I wanted to stop to take a picture of it but my pawrents said that because it is dark outside, it will not come out good. So my query is: are you named after the town Remington, IN?

Later,
Neeko :o)

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Boy, somebody's ready for Christmas! You sure have a lot of trees, which is useful in case one should accidently fall over all by itself. Does Ozabella's stocking have as good a picture of her on it as yours does of you?

Jed & Abby

bichonpawz said...

Wow Remington! You sure are ALL ready for Christmas!! We still have lots to do...but we are in the process of getting it all done! LOVE how your sister got to go up on the mantel!! How cool is THAT?? Be careful she doesn't fall though....we have had our tree actually fall over and broke tons of ornaments all over the floor.... Your house looks beautiful and we love the picture of you lying by the fireplace...so peaceful!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Mr Koda MD said...

WOW!

I have a santy sack, but its nowhere near as cool as yours! You are living in a Santy Palace!

It is cool to have treasures

SquirrelQueen said...

What wonderful special memories decorate your home, but then isn't that part of what makes this holiday special? Everything looks beautiful.

Rem, love that stocking. I'm sure Santa will fill it will lots of special treats.

Happy Saturday!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Your Christmas decorations look beautiful, Rem! We're crossing paws that #1 will be back int time to put ours up soon, She says she will...

Woofs,
Tommy

Maggie and Mitch said...

Everything looks so pretty at your house, Remington! We love the ornies that hold all of the special memories best!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MadameMoiselle said...

This is the most memorable Xmas I've ever seen... surely feels like a very warm home Rem!! You are one lucky boy..

and not forgetting to mention, we love all the Xmas deco but surely do not look forward to the after party...

Licks
Zelle

The Thundering Herd said...

Those are terrific decorations and we love the outside trees.

FiveSibesMom said...

Remington, tell your Hu-Mom the Christmas decorations are beautiful! Love your stocking too! Hope you enjoyed the nighttime story! Always a great holiday read!

Sagira said...

No confusion on which stocking is yours huh? :)