charlie brown tree

Good morning!

I'm up before the boys this morning. E-mails have been replied to, lists have been made, and I'm so excited to be on vacation. Speaking of which, we watched half of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation last night, which is a great way to feel Christmas-y. A Christmas Story and It's a Wonderful Life are the other two mandatory ones.

My list to do today is a fun one. I'll be making some gifts for friends (which I can't list, since they might be reading!), hopefully getting some wrapping done, and maybe a little bit of baking, if I'm really lucky. Toss in some visiting and laundry, and the day is complete! (No day is complete without laundry.)

If you have access to tiny trees, you should do this tree-in-a-jar, too. Super cute, easy, and I'll replant the tree when we're done with it. Any sweet little vintage jar, teacup, bowl, or cup would do nicely. It's a great way to have a tree if you'll be away for Christmas but still want a tree, or if you want a little something in a small space. I bought the tiny ornaments on sale last year after Christmas, but it would be super cute with homemade ones. Or little bows, or something.

I hope your list for today is a good one, too. I hear some rustlings upstairs, so I'll go see what those boys are up to. Yesterday morning, it was Phillip taking out all of Thomas' sheets, blankets, socks, and piling them up on the floor. He goes in every morning, turns on Thomas' light, and gives him some books to look at. It's so cute to hear them - sometimes he'll sing a song for Thomas, or read him a book, or explain how something works. It's so sweet.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sherrie, that tree is so cute. And it's funny because just last week I was given one exactly like that at work. It was a freebie present from a client that no one else wanted and I thought it was a perfect gift. I'll be posting about mine as soon as I take some pictures of it. Happy vacation :)

  2. I think we're two peas in a pod, Kristina. I can't wait to see your tree!

  3. Anonymous12/18/2011

    That's so cute P goes into T's room like that & has a grand ole chat with him! I bet it's the sweetest to listen to.

    My best EVER Xmas gift would be being able to say 'I'm up before the girls this morning...'. :-)


  4. The little tree idea really darling...as is your boys' ways of interacting with each other. Must melt your heart!


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