Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Tour of Homes.


Welcome to our home. This is what the front of the place looks like this December 2007.
Here follow me around the side of the house. My Driveway is at the back of the place so 99% of the time people enter from the back.
Ok here we are the back of the house
Come on it it is getting cold out here.When we enter we are in the kitchen and dinning room area.. These are some of the Christmas decorations you will see while in here.


This sits on my dinning room table.
Can I offer you some cookie, hot chocolate or maybe some pie. Oh you have to try the Pie, It's my husbands favorite. I have been making it for him for years and it is so simple and easy

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1 cup milk
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves

MIX cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. milk and the sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping. Spread onto bottom of crust.

POUR 1 cup milk into large bowl. Add pumpkin, dry pudding mixes and spices. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Spread over cream cheese layer.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until set. Top with remaining whipped topping just before serving. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

Let me show you the rest of the place.

This is the view you see as you leave the dinning room and enter into the living room. Here have a seat we will be in her awhile. Here is the view of the Christmas tree all lite up.. I LOVE lights. I truly enjoy them when all the other lights in the house are turned off and all I see are the Christmas light

But I thought I should turn on some lights so you can get a better view of the tree
This is our fireplace and how the mantel is decorated.
The Center
The Left side
The right side
Now with it all lite up the way I love to look at it.


Lets take a closer look at the tree and some of the ornaments on it. This next one is my most favorite ornament.. Well they all have a story and memory behind them. Since the kids get a new one each year to hang on the tree, but this is Alyssa's only ornament. I got it just to remind me of her on what would have been her 1st Christmas. It is a willow tree angel called angel embrace. The card on it reads holding close that which we hold dear.enough of the tree let me show you some of the other stuff in the living roomWhat was that?? Oh Yes.. you just go past the Christmas tree into the foyer once you are past the computer desk turn to your left you can't miss it the light is on the left as soon as you walk in.

Here is what you will find in the foyer on top of the computer desk and oppisite the computer is the front door. Sure your more then welcome to go out the front door. Just make sure to bundle up it is cold out there.


A look back up at the house from the front.
Thank you for stopping by and having some pie. It was really nice visiting with you..
I do hope you come back and visit often.. It was great having you.. Don't forget to visit others on the Christmas Tour Of Homes.. you can find them all over at Boomama's
You all have a Very Merry Christmas.

57 comments:

Misty said...

Very charming! Thanks for the tour! I must admit, yours is the first decorated microwave I have seen! :)

And I see you have Darth Vader on your tree, ours is home to Yoda...Oh- wait... Home to Yoda, ours is... :)

palmtreefanatic said...

what a lovely tour! That pie looks yummy! Thanks for sharing it all with me! Very festive indeed!

Joanne said...

Beautiful...I am trying not to covet your outside decorations. My husband is allergic to ladders!

Blessings, Joanne

ellen b. said...

It was so much fun touring your home and I think I gained weight looking at your goodies. Blessings....

ellen b. said...

It was so much fun touring your home and I think I gained weight looking at your goodies. Blessings....

Phillips Family said...

So jealous of the snow! Your home looks lovely!

Julie said...

WOW - you guys really go all out with decorating. What FUN!

Love the outdoor lights, they're absolutely beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Miss Patti said...

Very Pretty

MomOf3 said...

This was so amazingly neat! Wow! :)

Glass Half Full said...

My mom use to make those cookies every Christmas. They are so good!!!

Lori

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm sorry.........but I WANT that Santa Shower Curtain. Please, please tell me where you bought it...I wanna rush out and get me one too.

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

Anonymous said...

Alyssa's ornament is just perfect. I am so sorry for your loss but so touched by the ornament and how perfect it's message is. What a reunion that will be one day - you and she in Heaven. It will be JUST like that ornament. My prayer is that the Lord will wipe your tears away and allow you to keep that peace in your heart till you two are joined again one day.

God bless you! Thanks for the pie! My husband will love it.

xoxo Julie

Brea said...

Cute! Love the shower curtain!! :)

V. said...

Thank you for visiting my tour! yours is lovely! I've only just begun going through the (growing) list!

Vivian
www.repurposed.wordpress.com

Southern Heart said...

Wonderful tour! You have so many lovely, festive touches in your home, and it looks so pretty lit up, inside and out! Absolutely beautiful family!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Lindsey said...

Beautiful family. Love the pie! It look delish!

Stacie said...

Yours looks good too, great job and thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Love the Darth Vadar ornament! Too funny!! : )

MarysMom said...

This is the next best thing to actually taking a Tour of Homes. Loved my visit to yours, the music was a hit with my five-year-old.
Thank you for stopping at my blog. I'm glad you found me because now I found you and I will be back!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I love all your lights! and I'm going to have to try that pie!

Pedaling said...

beautiful home.
i especially enjoyed your ornaments. Especially the Willow Tree.

Donna Boucher said...

Wow!!! You go all out, don't you!

Festive and fun!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Thanks for the tour. Someday I'll have to take it in person. Your house looks so nice and festive:) Hubby did a good job hanging the lights. I drove by one day and saw him working away. looks great!

I love your little trip to the bathroom on your tour, hee hee...

Mari said...

Your house is beautifully decorated, outside and inside! I love Willow tree and it's special that you have that ornament as memory of Alyssa.
PS - The Christmas music is great too!

Sarah said...

I love all of your lights! Wish I could really have a slice of pie....

Lisa@Take90West said...

Looks wonderful...I love all of your lights!

Nancy said...

My son would flip out if he saw that Darth Vader ornament! He wanted a Star Wars tree with Death Star at the top! Your home looks lovely. I really like the lights, too.
-Nancy

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

That was great! Love all the pictures! And thanks for the fat free, calorie free pie!

Ruth said...

Beautiful decorations and beautiful family!

amanda said...

That pie looks awesome!!!

What a lovely home!

Merry Christmas!!
amanda in taiwan

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

your decorating is awesome! Loved the let it snow wreath! Pie sounds delish!

Thanks for visiting my home.

ZAM said...

What a lovely home. Lights, lights, lights - they look great. And your glass Nativity looks so beautiful. BTW, I felt hungry just by looking at those cookies- they are so inviting. Merry Christmas!

dcrmom said...

Everything looks BEAUTIFUL!!! That tree is gorgeous, and I love your mantel.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Your place is so festive! Thanks for sharing with me!!!

Shana said...

We have the same Vader. We have tons of Star Wars ornaments. We didn't put them out this year though. I wanted to get a four foot tree and use red lights and put them all on that tree, but I ran out of time(and money...lol)

Your pie looks like it could be in a mag. It looks very yummy!!

Thanks for the tour. I was at my mom's yesterday most of the day and didn't get to join in all of the fun, but I may post a few pictures sometime today. :o)

TheKytiKat said...

Lovely.

I love the willow angel, and what it means. I collect a new angel ornament each year in honor of my own little four.... but the fav is the one that my former pastor's wife got for us the year we lost our first. It's a little porcelain angel baby riding a lamb, and it's dated '98. The freaky part was that she bought it for us before we had the miscarriage. Today it's one of my favorite ornaments on the tree.

Miss G said...

Your house looks beautiful in all that snow! Merry Christmas! Kelly

Girl Gone Wild - BibleStyle said...

Holy Cow, KC!!!! You get serious about Christmas don't you?! I absolutely LOVE it. I would love to have a similar looking house for the holidays but my husband isn't quite as Christmasy as myself. Love it, love it, love it!

(Hey, thanks for the what you said this week on my blog. I'm holding those words close to my heart right now.)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What a treat to see your home all decorated. Love all your outdoor lights and the pie was delicious. Thank You and Happy Holidays.

Queen of My Domain said...

Oh my goodness, all that snow! Your house is very warm and cozy feeling. Thanks for opening it up to us.

Sandra said...

Loved the tour and I'm like you, I love all the lights and the way it looks at night :)

I can NOT wait to try that pie, goodness gracious :)

Blessings,
Sandra♥

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home is beautiful, so warm and welcoming.
We have an angel babies too.........
(((((hugs)))))

Fantastagirl said...

Your house is beautiful - I love your decorations and the outside lighting is awesome.

Thank you for sharing.

Elaine A. said...

Your home looks very cozy and welcoming. The setting in the living room with the tree and fireplace is very nice. Merry Christmas to you!

Monkey Kisses said...

Wow... everything is just georgous... Your house looks beautiful and so inviting!!! :-)

MOMMY said...

love the lights- my all time favorite part of christmas. Nothing as wonderful as the glow of christmas lights in the dark, indoors or out.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

vixensden said...

That was wonderful. Thanks for having me over. Your home is lovely. I am jealous of your mantel!

Sandy said...

LOVE!!!the tour. I was finally able to put some pictures up for mine. Thanks for stopping by.
God Bless
San

Tamara said...

Brrrr...must be cold there, but your home looks warm and bright and festive! I enjoyed your tour!

Melanie said...

You have a beautiful home and I enjoyed the tour!

IRENE said...

Hi!
I'm so glad you stopped by!
Where do I start? I like the outside decorations alot. Fairytale fairy lights. Lovely family photo.
I too like to look at the tree all lit up. The fireplace looks lovely, too.I was touched by that baby ornament. So sorry. God bless her and you.
And about that pie: I'm going to print the recipe. It looks yummy, and when I make the pie, I'll post a photo for you to see how I did!
Merry Christmas to you all, and may Christ be born again in thw warmth of your hearts.

annie said...

Beautiful pictures KC! love your decorations and lights!
Merry Christmas!
love,
Annie

Sonya said...

Everything looks so pretty! You did a wonderful job! Your tree is beautiful!

Shaunda said...

What a lovely tour! Very festive indeed!

His Doorkeeper said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. i surely enjoyed seeing your children "grow up" in their yearly pictures for Christmas. How very sweet and what a lovely family and home. God bless you all!

Sharijoy said...

Very lovely home....so festive...I didn't get to do much this year!I love the Mantle! I love the willow tree ornament too! I have a few of them they are very special to me. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Barbara H. said...

I'm just now getting to visiting the blog tour! Everything looks so lovely. I just love the way you have things lit up outside. Your apple decorations make me miss my mom -- her kitchen was decorated with apples, too. Love the little Willow Tree ornament -- so sweet.

Thanks for visiting mine!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts