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Oh Christmas Tree....

I think I'm a bit of a procrastinator.   What's worse is I think I've married someone who is also a bit of a procrastinator.  Well, we're procrastinators when it comes to holiday decorations at least.  I can look out my window at this very moment and if I squint through the night sky and the drifting snow towards the barn light I will see 3 very handsome pumpkins sitting in a little frozen huddle around the light post.  Alongside them there are cornstalks, hay bales, and a few "cobwebs" with one very large, scary, plastic spider.   That's right...I have yet to fully take down the Halloween decorations.   Oh, I've taken down some, but many still remain.  
I also have a few hand drawn turkeys sitting on my mantle above the fireplace and some small ornamental gourds in a nice harvest bowl on my counter.  
It seems as though all of my neighbors and friends had their Halloween decorations taken down not 2 days after the festivities of the holiday.  I swear they all stayed up late to put their Christmas decorations up right after Thanksgiving dinner.

Us?  Well we just finished putting up our tree yesterday.

This is the American Gothic Pigs decoration that our good friend got us as a gift.
I think he was trying to make a funny :)

Up close and personal with the pigs.

Just a random decoration to dress things up around this blog.

Well at least that's one job done.  I still have a ton of work to do.  I'm still making doll clothes for Oldest although I've gotten several of those finished. 
I'm also working on some crochet and sewn baby toys for Youngest and some crochet stuff for Middle.  I have hats to make for each family member.  A couple sweaters to make (those don't have to be finished by Christmas though, thank goodness)
and I have to bake cookies for gingerbread houses and gingerbread people and make fudge for our church bazaar.  I'm feeling the time crunch.  I think I'll be enlisting help. :P