Monday, December 17, 2007

BooMama's Christmas Tour! Fixed now- with pictures and everything!

Christmas Tour of Homes

It's Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes! There's no front door picture because I forgot to take one while it was still light out. So just come on in and check out our tree!

The star is a bit top heavy and is leaning to the front despite the tape we have on it. (Yes, we are the ghetto to put packing tape on our Christmas tree!) I am so happy that we found a tree that fits perfectly in this spot. For once we didn't loose our wits when we got to the tree farm and imagined our living room was much larger than it really is. Our tree is definitely a mish-mash; full of memories of places we've been and Christmas' past.

This is my coffee table decorations- Haven's nativity. She loves it and I love that. Many an hour has passed us by playing with this.

This is my nativity. I'm a pretty simple girl and I love this wooden nativity.

This is our Jesse Tree. We started this new tradition this year and we are all really enjoying it. I can't wait until Haven really understands what it's all about.

We don't have a fireplace, so I had to come up with something else to display our stockings. And they really do need to be displayed because I love them. Our stockings were one of my favorite wedding gifts and I think they're wonderful. Haven's is pretty cute, too.

I really had a hard time getting a picture of my kitchen. I have these weird recessed shelves in my kitchen that were once the pantry. Now I have a humongous pantry and these are just some strange shelves that I needed to fill up. So they are full of little doodads and another nativity. This is really not a good picture, but I love my kitchen and I just couldn't leave it out of the tour like I'm ashamed of it or something.
Since we've found ourselves in the kitchen, how about a snack? BooMama suggested we share a favorite recipe so here is my absolute favorite Christmas cookie. My grandma "G" used to make these and they always make me think of her when I eat them.
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 pound chopped dates
1 tsp milk
2 Tbs sesame seeds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1. Melt butter and sugar in saucepan. Add dates and cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients.
2. Roll into balls (about 1-1.5 inches) using buttered hands. Be careful- it's really hot! Cool partially and then roll in powdered sugar.

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry to everyone who came when the pictures weren't working!
Merry Christmas!


Amber said...

hmmm, the pictures aren't coming up for me!

Kari & Kijsa said...

wait...wait...we wanted to see, but the pictures didn't come up!
We will check back!

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa

Anonymous said...

same here. . . no pictures. :(
amanda in taiwan

Hootin' Anni said...

:o( Awwwww, bummer, no photos are showing. I'll try and come back later.

I have a slide show for my tour.
I hope you can get connected to view with me, if not, I have a few thumbnail images on my regular blog too.---

My Slide Show Tour

Jenni said...

The pictures are showing for me! They are lovely, too! I adore your big lush tree, and "Mish mash" is my favorite way to decorate.

Your home is beautiful, and I love your daughter's name!

ellen b. said...

I love your recessed shelf in your kitchen! Good idea for the stockings. I enjoyed your tour. blessings...

Southern Heart said...

Your tree looks so pretty, and that recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for the tour of your lovely home!

merry Christmas,


E said...

Your tree is lovely, leaning star and all. :-) And I love your kitchen. Thanks for the tour!

Nancy said...

Love it all-especially the recessed shelves. Your nativities are just beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday.

Sarah said...

I really like your wood nativity set. Merry Christmas!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

All very lovely, but the child's nativity set is my favorite! So sweet! :)

chickadee said...

beautiful! love the tree.

It's a Mom Thing said...

Great tree! Merry Christmas!

Jenn said...

your tree is so pretty and i absolutely love the stockings on the banister!

Senkyoshi said...

Everything is lovely! Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! Mom use to put our stockings on the banister and that was one of my best Christmas memories ever!

Anonymous said...

you have a beautiful home!! merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. :)