Saturday, November 24, 2007

Candlelight and Decorations

Since it is impossible for Sweet Hubby and me to go out to dinner very often, I decided to have a Friday night dinner for two. The kids ate a frozen pizza earlier and Sweet Hubby and I had a nice quiet dinner when he got home from work. He gets home around 7 pm on Friday's, which is too late for the kids, so he usually eats his dinner in front of some "Flip That House" episode. I thought Friday nights would be a good time for us to catch up on what has gone on through out the week and to make plans for the coming week. It was very nice. Niki taught me how to make oven rice, and I tweaked her stir fry recipe a little. Add egg rolls I had bought from the Schwans man (pre budget) and it was a fantastic meal!! I actually slept all night last night!! The last few nights I sleep a few hours, up a few hours, all night. Last night I went to bed at 10 pm and woke at 7 am in the same position I fell asleep in. All energized, I did part 1 of the tutorial, and then the kids and I went shopping. We got more lights for the tree, each kid got this years ornament (they get one for each year), and we got "special chocolates" (one each) for when the decorating was all done. We sat in front of the lit tree, fireplace going, all the lights off and ate our chocolates while we admired our accomplishments. Dad came home and we all watched a Christmas Movie..."Deck The Halls". It was very funny, but it was a disappointment in the fact that the girls (and women) wore such horrible clothing. I enjoy Danny DeVito in a comedy, so it was worth the rental. Here are some of our decorations. This is a quilted wall hanging that was given to me by a dear friend in my old guild. It is so cute! This is my Christmas tablerunner. I really like this one. Instead of a stocking, a mitten hangs on the door. A couple of shelves in the entryway. The tree and fireplace. We will add red and white Poinsettias to the hearth.Are you all decorating for Christmas??


15 comments:

Niki RuralWritings said...

Your house looks so pretty! The meal sound delish, I bet hubby loved it...what did you do to tweak the stirfry? Maybe we'll try it too...Lovely Tree!

kcamou said...

Oh, how wonderful everything is! I know what you mean about lack of date nights! Sounds like a good plan and the food looked good as well. We won't decorate until the 1st and I doubt it will go as smoothly as it does at your house. LOL!

Rose said...

Hope u and DH had a great night!! Love the Xmas decorations, that tablerunner is gorgeous!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, my quilt is in your sidebar...I can go to bed happy now, you have inadvertently made my night!
We have a regular Friday night date night...at home. we guard it zealously and quilting once a week is the only thing that breaks it...DH cooks!
Gorgeous decorations, Tracey

Linda said...

Very pretty decorations Bren. I love your little wall hanging and table runner. Hollie put out tree up yesterday, take her back to school today and will blog tonight or tomorrow morning. Date night, what's that?....lol... my dh is always too tired....

Quilting Pirate said...

such a warm fuzzy feeling seeing your home all decorated!!

And nope, I'm not ready...not til Dec 1st! :D

Joanne said...

The tree, decorations and quilts are lovely. I bet the Friday night dinner for two was a hit! It sounds wonderful.
I haven't started decorating -- I want to finish up some projects this week and I'll haul out the quilted things as I clean house and put up the tree next weekend.

Joni said...

Your tree and decor look great! I bet Hubby loved the meal too!

Jan said...

Your date night sounds so nice!!! And your house looks so wonderful all decorated for Christmas! You all did a good job!

Lib said...

Hope your'DATE NIGHT" meal went well.What a GREAT idea.:o)
Love you decs. The mitten stocking is just too cute. Love it!
Have a Blessed day,Lib

Katie said...

Beautiful decorations!! Your living room is dripping with coziness!! :-)

Blessings to you this wonderful season,
Katie

Marilyn R said...

Your Christmas decorations are wonderful! I haven't even started my decorations yet. Lots of things on my "To Do" list that is for sure. You have made great progress on yours!

Libby said...

Love your decorations . . . it's such fun to see everyone's homes during this festive time of year *s*

CONNIE W said...

Everything looks so pretty. Great quilts.

Guðrún said...

Your decorations are beautiful, I haven´t begun yet.