Well, it's really early in the morning and as you can see, it's snowing again! The tracks you see through the yard belong to our neighborhood deer! I was up at 3 with DH to check out the weather and decided to stay up, catch up on my blog hopping, and do some scrapping!
DH is off to make sure his railroad is running smoothly in the inclement weather. Winter is not a favorite time of year for him! The snow is pretty to look at, but it wreaks havoc for his railroad. Frozen switches and safety hazards...that's what the snow and ice mean to him! Having been the wife of a gandy dancer from way back, this is normal routine for me this time of year!
This is a recent LO that I did of our Christmas tree. In the past, we have always had a 12 foot Frasier Fir that we cut ourselves at the local tree farm. But for Christmas of 2008, we agreed that we needed to "think green" for future generations. Having a grandson has changed how we think about everything. It was a tough decision because we have always said, "that as long as we are physically able to drag a tree in and out of the house", we would have the "real" thing. But, times change. I have even purchased the recycled cloth totes at most of the places I shop. So, now we have an artificial beauty that stands tall at Christmas in our home. No matter what tree we have, the true spirit of Christmas is always in the air!
The journaling says it all!
"After 33 years of having a Frasier Fir in our home at Christmas, we decided to "go green". We invested in a 9 foot artificial tree as our part of "saving the environment". Not quite the same, but it was beautiful just the same!
The chandelier is one of my favorite embellishments. I have several different chandelier stamps, but this is a chipboard chandelier by Riff Raff. I embossed it with gold UTEE.