Thursday, September 2, 2010


To read the story behind the blog name you can go here!Most people have never even known anyone that does the job I have done for the past 18 year.  HOLIDAY DECORATING, AKA, the TREE LADY! I decorate 75 trees beginning the last week in OCTOBER through early December, along with my GREAT ELVES.  It's a fun job, a hard job, a rewarding job, long hours, work until you drop job..everyday it seems a new body part hurts...
This little boy below is the BABY that changed everything in our lives 11 years ago.  We go into homes all over my city and deck their halls,and when we leave I always pray that they CELEBRATE the BABY that CHANGED the WORLD.  Last year when I started the holiday blog, it was such a privilege to share tips, tricks, and ideas with all my blog friends.  In a sense I felt like it was a PAY IT FORWARD!  I had lots of opportunities to answer private emails when someone had a question or needed some help in pulling their tree together.  I loved it..      So again this year there will be LOTS of GIVEAWAYS (I just announced an ornament giveaway TONIGHT, so hurry over and all you have to do is comment) that's it...nothing else.  There will also be some guest bloggers, some new homes and new trees...we are doing several new homes that are going to be really fun...We are going to try and share pictures at least a couple of times a week, once the actual tree schedule starts, but for the next two months I am hoping to give you lots of tips. 
This blog will continue to be the lives of my family...mostly about the little's, since they are my HEART!

Monday, August 30, 2010


That title sounds really RANDOM.  I have had a little bloggers block for a day or two.  I have some things to write about but half of them would make no sense.  My heart is just broken for the Adams family.  If you have not read this post, please do and add Ashley to your prayers.  If the family  ever needed them, it is now.  Trish
just posted and it is gut wrenching.. I did have the honor to take some Mexican food on Friday and visit with Dave, Ashley's Dad for an hour.  They are just the BEST family.  I am hoping I can take them some more meals this week.  Ashley has been off the vent as of this morning but the next few days are critical to her being able to go home and just be with her family.  And that is SO their desire. 

Saturday, Jack came to visit and spend the night...allowing his Mom and Dad a date night.  Pop was out of town, so just Jack and I hung out.  He is a mess.  Since so many of you read this post, a little update...Friday, Micah and Jack went to see his Dad in prison and were able to go for the monthly family picnic. 

Below are a few shots I got of Jack, AKA WOODY THE COWBOY!  He want you to know he DOES NOT have a pimple, but a mosquito bite on his face. Notice how he wanted his chocolate milk and Grammy always tries to make his wants HAPPEN! Please just glance at Woody.  He really does not like for ANYONE to look at him or touch him.  PERIOD..He is JACK'S and he has no interest in sharing. 
This is the week I meet with some new tree customers, unpack more storage boxes than I want to, organize my shops, just generally start the HOLIDAY SEASON.  I know, its AUGUST...but SEPTEMBER 1st is coming. 
Also watched some football this in one game twice, once on the computer as it was happening and then again on the NFL station when it showed a delayed broadcast of it. I know that's borderline SICK.   I am sure you can guess which game that was...and I was ENCOURAGED.  The gunslinger still HAS IT. 
There is going to be an ORNAMENT GIVEAWAY on my holiday  blog, A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING, one day this week.
I am not ready to advertise this yet, but when I ask for some help on the hot flash situation, a blogger emailed me a link to something that had helped her.  I did some research and ordered some and today is the 15th day I have been taking it and I am almost afraid to say this...but I have NOT HAD ONE hot flash since I have been on it....And I had been having 4 or 5 a day.  It's all natural and I am almost ready to get EXCITED about it...I will wait a few more weeks before I share it.
I meant RANDOM...