It’s Beginning to Feel a lot like Christmas

December 3, 2007

It was a really good weekend. We picked up the Christmas tree on Friday. We had a big Christmas party at our church on Saturday. We woke up to snow on Sunday — so Sunday afternoon was all about baking cookies and making hot cocoa. With fresh whipped cream.

Ralph played Joseph in the Christmas pageant on Saturday. Maude & Olive were both lovely angels. Alas, we didn’t get a single photo. But I love these shots of Olive helping me test the Christmas lights, and Betty getting up the courage to touch them.

One last note. If you’re looking for a new and better way to store your Christmas lights, I highly recommend rolling them into a ball. My sister Jordan taught me this and in my vast Christmas light experience, it is by far the best storage solution. Plus, they look really cool when you plug them in.

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1 Stevens girl December 3, 2007 at 11:59 am

What a great tip! I’m definately going to have to try that this year.


2 Emily S. December 3, 2007 at 4:04 pm

How do you roll the lights in balls? Do you wrap them around anything? It looks so fun and festive! We’ve yet to get our tree…


3 Design Mom December 4, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Good question, Emily. It’s super easy. No real technique. Just start with the end that doesn’t plug into the wall.

I hold the end and wrap it around my hand a couple of times to start the ball, then remove my hand and keep wrapping.


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