Monday, December 20, 2010

Be Jolly By Golly



Today is the day...it's finally time for the Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest hosted by Jen and Melissa!


This year has been absolutely insane, but I'm excited for Christmas none-the-less. Once school is out and I manage to get my classroom situated I'll be all set.(Yes I have to move my room in the middle of the year!)

So here are some pics of what we do to celebrate Christmas...

The stockings...yes, the animals have their own.


The tree...


The house...


The luminaries...every year my neighborhood puts out luminaries on Christmas Eve. It's hard to see, but the effect is amazing.


So there you have a little peek into our Christmas. I can't wait to see what the rest of you have posted! I will not be posting for the rest of the week, as I mentioned earlier...I have to move my entire classroom. Plus all the cooking and baking, company coming...you get the idea.

I'll still be visiting your blogs though! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!!!

66 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Um, where's the snow? If you'd like, I can ship some to use. We've got a foot or more we can spare. ;)

Our presents aren't out yet. It would be too much of a temptation for my three kids.

Have a great Christmas. :D

Emily White said...

Merry Christmas! That's so neat what your town does. I hope you have a very wonderful holiday!

Christine Danek said...

Merry Christmas! Our neighborhood does the luminaries too. So neat. Your tree is beautiful and so are your decorations. I wish you the best with your classroom.
Have a wonderful holiday!

DL Hammons said...

Merry Christmas!! That is so neat what your neighborhood does. And your decorations are beautiful. :)

Jen Daiker said...

Oh my gosh this is beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! I love it all! The stockings are super cute and I so wanna live in your neighborhood!!!

Pk Hrezo said...

Hi, Renae! I'm a new follower. I found you on my holiday blogfest hop. Love the house and decorations!

Have a great Xmas!!! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great pictures. Have a great week off and a happy holiday.

Shannon said...

Your neighborhood looks great! Love your stockings (we have ones for the cats, too) and your tree. Your place looks great!

aspiring_x said...

love your treetopper! :)
it's crazy you have to move classrooms in the middle of the year!
merry christmas! :)

Janet Johnson said...

How fun with the luminaries! What a great tradition. And wow, those were a lot of presents!

Merry Christmas! (And good luck moving your classroom. No fun!)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Beautiful tree and house decorations! Merry Christmas!

Jess said...

Love the tree (everything else too, but especially the big green guy)!

Elaine AM Smith said...

What a Happy Christmas: the lights on your house look beautiful; the stockings just adorable.
Good luck with the class moving.

Becky Taylor said...

I love the luminaries...I might steal that idea.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Merry Christmas! I love your tree and lights outside. :)

Chris Phillips said...

Great holiday decorum. Why do you have to move mid year?

Lisa Potts said...

The luminaries bring back memories. The neighborhood I grew up in used to do the same thing and I miss it.

Your house and tree are beautiful and I love the stockings!

Matthew Rush said...

Love the stockings! Adorable.

Ellie said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family! I love all your stockings; so cute.

Be Jolly By Golly

Lola Sharp said...

LOVE the neighborhood luminaries. And all those presents!

Merry Christmas!
Love,
Lola

Laura Marcella said...

Beautiful pics, Renae! Our dogs and guinea pigs had their own stockings, too! The guineas were oblivious (that we know of!) but our dogs always went to their stockings on Christmas morning. They knew there were special treats in there! :)

roxy said...

Thanks for these lovely pictures! I love your tree and house lights, and the luminaries are beautiful. Merry Christmas!

Tara said...

Always love when neighborhoods do the luminaries.

Happy Holidays.

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

Lovely decorations! When I was a kid, my whole neighborhood put out luminaries on Christmas Eve, and it was so lovely. I'm glad to see your neighborhood takes part, as I don't see luminaries as often anymore.

Carol Riggs said...

What a tall tree! Looks lovely, and good luck with moving your classroom. Merry Christmas!

LTM said...

oooo! I love your decorations! And those luminaries! What a fantastic idea!!! Merry Christmas~ <3

Charity Bradford said...

How cute! I love the luminary idea. Its nice to think of the whole neighborhood doing something together.

Guinevere said...

Love your decor! The luminaries are such a neat idea.

Ann said...

That is one major haul of presents under that beautiful tree! Hope your move goes smoothly.

Summer Ross said...

WOW! Your decorations are so very lovely and I adore your stockings! great pictures!

Sondrae Bennett said...

Merry Christmas! So many presents under the tree already! It's gonna be a great Christmas morning at your place! Enjoy

Bess Weatherby said...

I love the neighborhood luminaries. That must be so magical! Good luck moving your classroom -- maybe you can enlist the kiddos help?

~ Bess

Mary Vaughn said...

Love the luminaries -- nice when a whole neighborhood agrees.

Merry Christmas!

N. R. Williams said...

Lovely.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Candyland said...

Love the pink stocking!!! Happy holidays!

RaShelle said...

Renae - I love that you ahnd your stockings with curly ribbons. What a GREAT idea. Gorgeous!!! Merry Christmas. =D

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Wow! Your whole neighborhood decorates? So cool! And I love that the animals have their own stockings. Part of the family, of course. :)

Merry Christmas!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Love your decorations.

The tree looks amazing. Now I'm just wondering what is in that big present on the left. LOL.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the snowflakes on your tree; they look elegant! :)

The outdoor decorations must be something to drive by!

Merry Christmas!

Susanne Drazic said...

That is so cool how everyone puts out lumineries. I've always wanted to do that. That is so neat that your pets get their own stockings!
: )

Kelly said...

Your place looks very festive! I love the luminaries idea!
You are the first person I've seen that spells Renae the same way I do! (my middle name is Renae!).

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Lovely decorations. I posted the pre-present tree.(: I'm impressed, you actually decorated the outside of your place. We slapped up a few wreaths and shined some lights on em. Merry Christmas

Melissa said...

I love the idea of the luminaries! Sounds awesome and your house looks great! Thanks for posting a picture of the outside. I really like that!

Thank you so much for participating in our blog fest!

Michelle Merrill said...

That's a beautiful tree! Good luck moving your classroom and have a great week and a merry Christmas!

Vanessa Morgan said...

I love the way you illuminated the outside of the house. Merry Christmas!

Avalon Cat Cartoon said...

Greetings and headbonks from the only cat in the blogfest!

beth said...

OMG I love the purple/pink stocking w/ the crown!!!
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Tessa Conte said...

You have a really cool neighbourhood with all those lights.

I wish we had that kind of thing here...or even stockings. It's just tree and presents here (on the 24th at night, no less!). Still, Chrismas is GREAT, no matter how you celebrate.

Merry Christmas to you!

Talei said...

Wonderful stockings, beautiful tree and I especially love your Christmas lights! ;) Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas to you and your family! ;)

Lydia K said...

Looks sweet! I love the luminaries.
:)

Lynda Young said...

Your tree and docorations look amazingly good!! I love them!

Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Abby Minard said...

I love your stockings and tree! The lights and luminaries are gorgeous too- I love that your neighborhood does that every year. Have a great Christmas!

Jessica Lawlor said...

Your house and the luminaries look SO beautiful! I love that everyone participates!

gideon 86 said...

Lighting and luminaries are way cool. Massive gifts. Someone looks like they're going to have a fabulous Christmas.

Happy Holidays.

Michael

melissa said...

Oooh. I love those luminaries! That probably looks so cool!

Jemi Fraser said...

I can't believe you have to change rooms in the middle of the year - that stinks!

Love your photos - the neighbourhood looks amazing too!

Holly Ruggiero said...

The Christmas stockings are adorable!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great pictures! Looks lovely.

Danette said...

Great pictures and love the luminaries! Have a Merry Christmas!

Jennie Bailey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the luminaries! I wish we could get our neighborhood to do that! I'm so sorry that you have to move your entire classroom mid-year. That stinks. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Tracy said...

I want to be part of your family. The tree is clearly loaded with presents already and even the animals get stockings! Where do I sign up?

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Maria McKenzie said...

Love your decorations! We don't have a fireplace, so I think I'll put stockings on the stair eailing, too. Great idea!

Brenda Drake said...

Here in Albuquerque, Old Town is covered with luminaries and it's so beautiful, it takes your breath away. Your tree is awesome - so many presents - I'm sure you all will have a wonderful Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

Medeia Sharif said...

I love the tree and all those gifts. :)

Happy holidays!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Hope your Christmas was merry!!

Clara said...

GORGEOUS!!! May you have a wonderful christmas and a Happy New Year full of love, peace and health! =D