Wednesday, December 05, 2007


This has been me for way too long! My dog and cat are none too pleased over my return to the computer but I'm ecstatic! I have missed blogging more than I had anticipated because I've missed my friend's and clubs. I read blogs when my dial-up allows but I refuse to comment to one friend if I can't comment to all my friend's. It's just not me and how my brain works. Friday I will have choices in my day once again. Dave does most everything around here plus always manages to find a new project to do...God love him! I LOVE my new home more each day but my list of things to do is dwindling.
Dave has not started his new job yet due to a hold up on his fingerprint return. He worked for the government in his last job and instead of speeding things up it slowed them way down. He's loving the delay. ;)

We have finished our decorating for the holidays and Dave got his "special tree." Last year I collected stuff on Ebay to give him his childhood tree. I sent him out to get the tree so I would not be tempted to add my two cents and he would get what HE wanted. He came home with a tree that he had to cut 5ft off of to fit in the!

Last year I got tin light reflectors and glass icicles. We added bubble lights that have water in them that bubbles, vintage ornaments, our ornaments and the dreaded TINSEL. It is soooo cool looking in person.

Wider shot.

Dave loves lots of lights! The real deer keep trying to hook up with Bucky, knocking him over, so he's tied down now.

TK came for Thanksgiving and helped grampy with the lights. We had a wonderful time!

White Christmas was on TV to bring on the holiday spirit. TK and Dave cut a rug. ;)


AnnieElf said...

Tammy, a childhood tree! That is so sweet and sentimental. Don adores Christmas and from Halloween onward, it's out with the decorations one event after the other - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. I stay out of his way so he can have his fun. I lots of it away. Then we reset the house after New Years.

Colorsonmymind said...

big fat hugs to you too tammy.
Beautiful decorations:)

emmapeelDallas said...

Woo Hoo! It is GREAT to have you back, Tammy! I love the tree and the house decorated for Christmas...and best of all is to hear that you're happy there! Write when you get a chance! I check every day.


Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Wonderful pics, Tammy! Yeah on the DSL!! Lightening baby, lightening! xx, JP/deb

Tinker said...

Hurray for DSL - it's great to hear from you again! The tree looks beautiful - and your dancing guys sure are smooth on their feet cutting that rug!~xOxO

Amber said...

YAYYYYYY!! I am happy for you!
That last pic is so sweet. Awww...


daisies said...

yay for dsl sweetie!!! those lights and tree look absolutely fantastic :)

much love and hugs! xox

Becca said...

Yeah! I've missed you cheery voice out there in blogland!

Loved the pictures - looks like you're all set for a Merry Christmas!

Big hugs to you, Tammy!

giggles said...

I have been thinking about you!! Glad to see you back! Tinsel love it, women....not so much...what up with that anyway? Haha. Looks so cozy in your new place....Joy to you!

Hugs Sherrie

Chris said...

Glad you're back! Uh oh....decoration pics. We got the outside done last weekend. Hopefully we'll get inside done this week:)

Rach said...

Glad you're back, have missed you honey. I have to say that it all looks perfect, the tree, the new life and then your 2 best men dancing as the last pic. Bravo to your fresh start honey.

Tabor said...

Since you are clearly not busy enough, I have tagged you for a meme on my blog.

Star said...

Welcome back!!! Oh, Tammy, it is so good to see you back here again.

I love the picture of TK with the deer--could he be any sweeter?!

Go ahead...revel in the DSL. :)

Pam said...

A toast to your new home, it is lovely. Tell Dave I love the lights and his Charlie Brown Christmas tree, my favorite kind.

It is sooooooo good to have you back, along with TK and the family.

Love and hugs,

paris parfait said...

Oh, I missed you Tammy (and sent an email earlier). The tree looks fabulous and those photos are adorable, particularly of TK and Dave. As for the fingerprint issue, go figure! :) xoxox

Pepek said...

Hurrah for DSL! Hurrah for you! I've been checking every day....the new place look great, you sound great, and yes, we all missed you like heck! I'm so very glad you are back....

We have another 7 or 8 inches of snow this morning. It snowed all night (I know, because I think I was up all night). Kaito came to spend the night, and the boys were up watching videos until 11:30. Then my son's car was locked in the garage at work, so he had to be picked up at 12:30. Then my back started...well, you get the idea. :o)

Christmas shopping today. You have a good one!

Nancy said...


Gotta love tinsel...especially the brown kind.

Hugs and smooches,

Sara said...

Hi Tammy! This is Sara from Utah. I'm so looking forward to meeting you and your family over Christmas. I've heard many great things about you all from Patrick. Speaking of your "special" brother, he has asked me to forward on a message to you via your blog. He said he begrudgingly accepts that he lost the Raiders-Packers bet with Dave and said he will happily pay the $10 pennies! :o) I can't argue with him as I am a long-time, faithful fan of the Minnesota Vikings and we have suffered a few times at the hands of Favre and his crew. Have a good week!

turquoise cro said...

Love the tree, it is awesome!!! and the dancers warmed my heart!!! tee hee Love to love YOU! (((((Tammy))))

Remiman said...

Looks like a fun and happy season in the making at your place!

gautami tripathy said...

I have missed you, Tammy!

PS: Do you know my close friends call me Tammy?

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Jessie said...

Thank GOD for high speed internet, ey?! :) I'm glad to hear that you are all moved in and connected to the blogosphere once again.

I'm sending lots of love!

Just Jen said...

I'm so glad to 'see' you again! You''re grandson is so sweet, I just love his spidey slippers.
Your hubby seems like such a romantic dancing around the room with him!
The tree is beautiful! I'm really jealous, I mean it! It's just gorgeous! I wish I could have a real tree. Sadly, I'm allergic. We found out the first Christmas Hubby and I spent together. He painstackingly picked out a real tree for his 'real ol' fashioned' Christmas. He nurtured and loved it. By the time the thing had to go, I could barely see, my eyes were so swollen. It was a month before I could breathe clearly and all the allergy symptoms were gone. Around the same I finally got every last
I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your new house and I'm extremely impressed at how fast its unpacked! I even see pictures on the walls!
the paperwork's behind because it's government...hahaha!
Merry Christmas Tammy!!! Have a great year!!

Just Jen said...

I also wanted to comment on your lighted deer. That's so funny that other deers are trying to get to know it! They don't want to shun him from all the reindeer games, they learned their lesson from Rudolph.
Ok, bad pun but I just had to say it!

Brian said...

Good to see the new house and all the decorations. Glad you finally got DSL and I hope all is well with the job.


kate said...

Hi Tammy,

Your Christmas tree looks wonderful - it's good that Dave got his tree and has a bit more time before he starts his new job.

TK is adorable!!


Glad you got moved safely. :-)

The wider shot does convey that the tree is very beautiful.

Lucy said...

Tammy baby!! SO happy You're back! the blogging world hasn't been the same! LOVE the new home the tree the lights the deer That FAB. man DAve and beautiful TK. HUGS right back to you sweet Tam! xoxo

Kimberley (at Red Moon) said...

Oh - it was so good to get your comments on my blog and then come here and discover not only that you've posted but that you have DSL-- yes! Handsome fellas, beautiful Christmas sparkles, a beautiful home, blogging again -- yay for you! Hugs to you.