From the Mind of Mesilla

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Merry Christmas December 24, 2010

Filed under: Churchy Posts,Little Man,Miscellaneous — mesillam @ 3:33 pm

We are having a wonderful Christmas season!  We got to visit extended family last weekend and had a great time.  I am so blessed to have so many fun and loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  Even though I don’t see them as much as I would like, I love that with family, you can just pick up like you saw them yesterday.  I am so glad that Little Man has cousins  and I hope they will be close as they grow up.  He has another one due pretty soon!  I pray that your family is blessed this Christmas and that we can all remember the reason for the season.  As thankful as I am for family, I am the most thankful that my Savior chose to come to this earth to save us.  I love that He chose to come in such as sweet way, as a baby, and amid the fun, food and family (and presents!), I am taking time to remember the best present of all!

Merry Christmas!


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O Christmas Tree and other decorations December 10, 2010

Filed under: Miscellaneous — mesillam @ 10:50 am

I love decorating for Christmas.  I am NOT at all a designer and most of the “art” in our home is family pictures, but I enjoy pulling out the Christmas things each year.  I usually have the same decorations that I put in the same places year after year, but this year, I added a few new pieces.  I found a couple Pier 1 gift cards from our wedding four years ago and did some free shopping.  Here are a few snapshots of our home this Christmas.

The Front Porch(I took this picture a week ago and the poinsettias are almost dead and the star fell down.  The star will go back up, but the poinsettias probably won’t.)

The tree

I love our tree for several reasons.  Most of the ornaments have special memories attached to them.  They are from vacations and events and they are fun to remember.  A lot of our ornaments and the tree skirt were made by Hubby’s grandmother.  They are so neat and I’m glad we get to remember her in this way.StockingsI cried when I put up the stockings this year because there are three now!  We are a family!  We did sort of have three stockings last year.  Hubby got a tiny stocking (I think it was a gift card holder) and glued a peanut to the top of it because we called the baby “Peanut” before he was born.  It was really sweet.  Now that stocking is in Little Man’s room.

Santa FishThe fish and bear live on the shelf year round, but the fish gets festive this time of year.  I think he’s trying to get the attention of the lady with the wreath who only shows up at Christmas.  :-)

Card treeIt is hard to see it in the picture, but the wire tree is one of my Pier 1 finds.  They showed it with pictures on it, but I am going to put the Christmas cards we receive on it.

This my favorite Christmas decoration.  My mom started giving me parts of the set several years ago.  Each year, she would give me another part as a Christmas present and now I have all of them.  I love this Nativity set more than any other because Mary is holding baby Jesus.  I know she laid him in a manger, but as a new mommy, I would bet that Jesus spent plenty of time in Mary’s arms, too.  There is something about the sweet, motherly way she is holding Him that is at the same time very worshipful that really touches me.  I put this up in our entry way and it is a wonderful reminder of the real reason for the season.


Lately December 7, 2010

Filed under: Little Man,Miscellaneous — mesillam @ 11:31 am

I’m a bad blogger.  I have had a couple things I wanted to write about, but never sat down to do it, so I’m going to play catch up and throw a bunch of miscellaneous things in here.


My sister C came to visit last weekend.  It was so much fun!  She helped me decorated the tree and we made Christmas cookies.

We also made Butterscotch Haystacks.  They are so good and so easy.  You just melt a package of butterscotch chips and then stir in a package of chow mein noodles.  It sounds weird, but they are one of my favorite sweet treats.

Little Man is five months old now.  I can’t believe it.  We decided to start him on solids yesterday.  His first food was bananas.  He liked them!  He is still not too sure how to eat of a spoon, but he was really into it.

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