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November 6, 2011

A new record!!

While I took both girls with me to Josie's gymnastics Saturday morning, Chris was hard at work tearing down the outside Halloween decor. He had the entire yard picked up in 2 hours and all the chaos packed away in 6 hours. A new Kenward record!

On Friday it looked like this.
(minus the lights)

By Saturday evening, it looked like this. We even had both cars back in the garage. A first in weeks!While Chris focused on the front yard and garage, I was inside packing up all my indoor decor. As much as I LOVE our party, the process of packing everything back up completely stresses me out. I was so sweaty from hauling storage tubs up and down our stairs that I actually had to shower before dinner. Every year I say to myself, we have too much STUFF. However, by the time September/October rolls around, I'm busy crafting away again. The saddest part of tearing down the decorations was the Halloween tree. I loved my tree this year. Receiving all those handmade ornaments from Sarah's ornament swap as well as, my own special swaps with Renee and Vivian made it even more special.

My Thanksgiving tree isn't nearly as lovely, but it'll do.

I hope you had a restful weekend.
I'm wiped out.



Jodee said...

Oh my word! You both must be beat! Unfortunately, you have to go back to work to rest! HA HA!

Love, love, love your holiday tree!

Vicki said...

WOW! What a fun display you guys have. I can't imagine how hard it must be to set up and break down. Love the trees!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You both work so hard to make your home beautiful for everyone! Happy Fall...whew! Do you feel just a little relieved now? Hugs! ♥

Lynn said...

Oh my, that is a lot of work for a Saturday! I hope you got to rest today! Hugs and I think the Thanksgiving tree is darling.

Lee said...

Good for you-but sad at the same time.
I like the Thanksgiving tree!
Turns out that miniature club will be at my house tomorrow, but I know your precious Mom can't come. I'll miss her!
I need to post about the stores I visited last Friday. You would have enjoyed them.
Have a good week!

birdie blue said...

wow, kim, you're amazing.

love the thanksgiving tree.


vivian said...

I hope you got to relax today. Ive had a busy weekend here, with the whole family over for dinner both days. Rob and Tiffany are still here and friends of theirs stopped over. hubby went to by parrot seed.. and Im sort of wishing everyone would leave now. I'm ready for a bath and jammies! Have a great week!

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
I can't even begin to imagine all of the hours you all spend on your awesome Halloween decorating and UNdecorating! I bet you are exhausted! And your Thanksgiving tree is so pretty, you are the only one I know who has one:) Bet you are already planning your Christmas decor!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

He must work really fast!!! That would have taken me days. Give yourserf a few days to relax, cuz all the Christmas decor comes out in a couple of weeks. :-)

redmaryjanes said...

It looks fabulous!

Cheryl G. said...

That's a lot of work!
It looked amazing1
Your Thanksgiving tree is darling!

Heather said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get everything put away in record time, even though it sounds like oh so much work! Hopefully you can get some rest this week...before you know it, Christmas will be here!!

Pam Kessler said...

I can't believe you are done already. I love the pilgrims by the front door that Josie is standing in between. You can relax for a few days. Because Christmas is just around the corner.

Janet said...

Wow! Can't believe you have everything put away and your Thanksgiving decorations out! I do like your pilgrims!

LBP said...

What a great Thanksgiving tree!!! I'm sure putting all that Halloween up was a real chore, I don't have nearly what you have and dread taking it down every year.



KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh you must both be exhausted! but I must say that is such a pretty thankful tree. I love your bingo card and how you used Indian corn as ornaments and a turkey topper. So clever!

Karin said...

Wow...that's impressive! I can imagine that you were sweating after all that. Love the Thanksgiving tree! Did you make the garland? I want to make one like that for my mantle.