Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Joy is Gone

Our family spent Christmas Day out of town and so we didn't go all out with our decorations this year, but when you have kids you have to put a few things up or it's not Christmas.

We spent the last few days of our holiday cleaning up. Ya' know, picking up all the boxes, mega packaging, etc of all the toys. We took down the Christmas tree, nativities, wreaths, etc. I was in the kitchen fixing lunch for us and Lance came in the kitchen. I asked him what he'd been working on and he said, "Taking the joy out of the yard." Huh? I didn't realize we had joy in the yard, pretty much just grass and weeds. And then I remembered....



We did have Joy...Lance made this beautiful piece for our yard this year. He did a really good job on it and it's something we'll be able to use for years to come.

I really love Christmas decorations and how they look. I enjoy putting them up every year, but I do.not.enjoy taking them down. It stinks. Even thinking about it makes me sweat and break out in hives. It's a stressor for me. Someday when I become independently wealthy I will have "my people" take my decorations down. That and fix my hair everyday. A girl can dream.

5 comments:

Ladybug Fanatic said...

I love the Joy. I don't decorate much outside but I go all out on the inside. Downfall to that is having to spend a whole day taking it down and putting it away, then another half day putting back the everyday decorations.

Bettie F said...

The "Joy" in your yard was very nice. Great Job! I'm with you on the decorations--fun going up-not so much coming down. I keep hoping for "people". My "people" will change the sheets EVERYDAY! That would be at the top of my list-along with a few other items! Keep the "joy" in your life this year! Love you bunches!

Jeannie said...

Wow, tell Lance I am very impressed with his work. He could sell those! And girl, I am SO with you on the de-decorating. I hate it. I am still trying to get all ours put up. Totally yuck. Yes, we all need to dream about having "our people" someday!

Jenn Greeley said...

I love the Joy too! I'm so glad he was able to make it. Yeah, I hear ya on the take down. We had a few casualties. Someone insisted on taking it all out at the same time and crash....so.

Emily said...

Love the Joy! We don't do any decorating at home because we're gone for the holidays, and no kiddos yet, but I'm looking forward to the day when we go all out!