Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I've been feeling like the Grinch this year so Rob decided to take me out for a Christmas spirit transplant. The idea was to look at pretty decorations and just enjoy the day. No stress.

Aren't these pretty? They're made of pine cones and sprayed and sparkled. They're especially nice with a whole bunch of them together. Very cheery.

I guess these would have looked better after dark when the lights show up, but I wasn't going to wait around that long.

Here are some more twig deer. They'd be pretty in our back yard, but my dogs would probably decide to chew on them, after all they are sticks, right?

Well, here we are at the North Pole, Missouri branch. What a charming little greeter.

We headed for Santa's workshop and found this fellow standing guard.

Santa wasn't in. Guess he slept late, but we saw this elf trimming the place.

I couldn't fit the whole tree in the shot. It must have been 20' tall.

Here come Santa. He was out test driving the reindeer.

The whole team is here.

Looks like they're ready for the big trip at the end of the week.

This big bear has his arms full of little animals. I guess he's giving them a bear hug. I want the big guy.

We stopped off for some coffee and some coconut shrimp and saw these little fellows sitting in the wreaths.

Maybe all these happy sights are starting to work their magic on me. It seems like a lot of people are having a tough time finding their holiday spirit this year. Have you found yours?


Sam said...

Those reindeer look almost real!

I haven't found the holiday spirit at all this year. I'm not sure why, but I'm just not in to it.

SissySees said...

My Christmas spirit arrived in three boxes with the snow yesterday, and I'm still feeling pretty festive today!

Thor and Jack said...

What beautiful Christmas decorations! Thanks for sharing with us.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I love the big bear too. He is super cute. What cute cute decorations.
Sally Ann

bbes tribe said...

Thank you for sharing your ungrinchy adventure. Mom has been kinda in the same mood you were. Your pics helped her. We enjoyed them too.
Ernie & Sasha

dogyarnfun said...

That does make it feel like Christmas. Thanks for the pictures. I'm inspired to bake cookies today.

soulbrush said...

i still haven't found it....wish i could go to sleep and wake up january 1st. love the photos.

Molly the Airedale said...

We've been in the Christmas spirit for weeks now!
What awesome decorations!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

the many Bs said...

my christmas spirit is missing too. i don't know where it is hiding.

Marjie said...

Bah! Humbug! I can't figure out what to get my older kids, no one's terribly excited about decorating the tree (so we have a nekkid dead tree in the family room) and I need to spend the week doing stuff. I'll have some Christmas spirits along about Friday. But I did enjoy your pictures immensely!

Lapdog Creations said...

Pretty, pretty pics!!!

kathy b said...

For some reason I am so enjoying the Season this year. Odd because I also miss my Huck dog so very much. I guess it is partly because the season is so busy it is occupying my mind quite a bit.