My precious daughter made my "Open House" Invitation and I just received it! I hope that anyone reading this will know that they are personally invited to come to start off the Holiday's with us! I have been decorating for the last three days and my house is a major MESS! You know how it is just before it all comes together. At this stage I am not sure if it will ever "come together". But if I keep plugging along I will find just the right spot for all of my precious memories. It is so nostalgic to open a box and remember all of the memories tied into each ornament, each treasure. I have boxes and boxes and boxes of things that I have saved and never seem to be able to get rid of any of it. Each year I think I will downsize but each year I just pack it away. Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. People seem to be so much more friendly, so much more gracious during the season. My sweet hubby has been hauling up the boxes and helped me to hang the garland for the patio because it was such a delicious day. How blessed I am to have him in my life! How awful it would be to be alone during this time, as I well remember. I was alone in Florida during the Holidays and will never forget that first Christmas by myself and it makes me Praise the Lord for HIS blessings to me. I will take pictures of the finished product IF I ever get that far. Blessings to you all!