Friday Fave Five

Wow first Friday in December already! 🙂

Christmas will soon be here….just in case you were not aware of this!

So my post this week include lots of Christmas things.

We decorated our Christmas tree last Friday.  I always put it up the day after Thanksgiving.  My big teenagers let me know that decorating the tree was NOT as fun anymore.  But I stuck to my guns about them helping out, and we had fun with it, and ended up decorating our dear dog Nina also!

On Monday night, SportTman had basketball practice and Drums was out on errands.  That left The Inventor and I home.  We decided to have an impromptu girls night out.  We went to our fav Chinese food place and enjoyed dinner together and then went out for a little shopping together at our local sports store.  She had a gift card for the store, and purchased some cool sweat pants with her school logo on them.

I love Christmas music and Amazon has tons of free Christmas music available to download.  I just download Joy to the World by Casting Crowns the other day….for FREE!

CLICK HERE to check it out!

Here is a picture of one of my all time favorite Christmas ornaments.  I carefully pull it out each year from a box with this written on the front, “Trevis First Ornament 1931”  It was my grandparents first ornament for their tree.  It’s a true family heirloom, and I so gently nestle it at the top of the tree each year.

And dear daughter had a mini spa all ready for me when I got home from a long day.  She got out the foot bath, the back massager, and  had my lap top already for me.  She lit several candles and had pretty Christmas music playing.  Isn’t she the greatest 12 year old in the world!?!?!?

Hope your week was filled with many special favorites also!  For more Favs check in with Susanne!


  1. How long did the dog sit so quietly – my two Dobermans would be running about creating havoc (on would be eating the decorations)!! Love that last photo!!

    I plan to put my decorations up this weekend (alone) as my sons are either away or busy!!:(

  2. I love the pictures! I have to decorate this weekend. My boys don’t like much anymore, but I’m excited to do it with my “new” Little Girl (LG). She is our foster daughter who moved in with us in October.

    Your list is wonderful as is your blog.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Yes, she is! Your daughter is. And 1931! omg, that’s priceless! Nina looks fabulous. I love it that she didn’t mind the ribbon atop her grand head 🙂 My Mozart doesn’t allow me to do that to him (he’s a killjoy and a snob lol). Happy Friday!

  4. WOW! That daughter is a KEEPER! Must be cuz she has such a good mom!

    Your Nina is very tolerant – my Jewl (who looks JUST like your Nina) would never allow all that stuff! We would do good to get ONE of those things on her and catch a picture of her shakin’ it off! LOL! That’s cute!

    I’m putting my tree up today — if I ever get off the computer and get on with it! 😉

  5. We always put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving, too. Out with one holiday; on with another.
    Love your decorated dog. 🙂
    I’m enjoying the Amazon free music, too. Which reminds me, I need to download today’s song…
    Have a great weekend!

  6. She truly is a sweetheart! That was certainly some real care in that gesture.

    And I am in awe of your ornament. The oldest one we have is one we got our first year of marriage – 30 years ago. Doesn’t hold a candle to yours! 🙂

  7. I love the shot of your dog. He could be a Christmas painting. And what a great daughter you have. Worth her weight in gold and then some.

  8. You had a great week– a girls night and a foot massage. Can I come to your house?

    I love Christmas music too!

    Have a great weekend!

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