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Archive for December 24th, 2011

Snowmen and Joy of the Season!

Posted by terrepruitt on December 24, 2011

Dance Exercise, Nia San Jose, Nia Campbell, San Jose Nia, Campbell Nia, San Jose Dance Workout, Campbell Dance Workout, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Christimas DecorationsIt is Christmas Eve and while I never really take time off from Nia and being self-employed, I am posting about decorations again.  Another post inspired by yet another blog friend. My friend shared her snowmen with us on her blog and I told her I wanted to share ours.  I wasn’t sure how, but I took pictures anyway.  I was just going to e-mail them to her, but then I thought I should just post them on Facebook.  But then I decided that snowmen would be a nice little Christmas Eve post.  Some of my favorite decorations that we have are snowmen.  We have one set in particular that I always receive compliments on.  They were our first set and they are simple and sweet.  They always go in the same place every year.  Some of our other snowmen migrate around the house.  Sometimes I forget where I put what so things are not always the same.  But these ones always go in the same spot — basically.  They might end up on the left or the right or the center, but they are always on the same shelf.

So funny . . . now that I am actually looking at them while cropping the picture, they aren’t really even snowmen, are they?  They were labeled snowmen when I bought them (I think) so I think of them as the family of snowmen.  Well, whatever they are they are cute and sparkly!
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You might notice that a few of our snowmen are snow angels.  I really like that.  They are so cute.  I actually didn’t put up a set of our hanging snow angels.    I didn’t put up a lot this year.  When I was decorating I allowed the fact that our tree was dead three days after we bought it to put a damper on my Christmas decorating spirit.  I didn’t put as many ornaments on the tree as usual because the more it was touched the more the needles just fell off.  I was afraid it wouldn’t last until Christmas.  With this being our first Holiday Season without John’s mom, the whole tree thing made me sad.  Then since we weren’t going to have anyone over during the Holidays I decided the less I put up, the less I will have to clean around and the less I will have to take down.  I do have a goal of “Christmas everywhere you look” so I did that, it is just not as much as usual.  But it is just fine.  I do “tests” and turn my head this way and that, and YUP! still Christmas wherever I look so it’s grand!

There are snowmen in various spots of the house.  I believe last year these (the ones directly to the left, pictured in front of the sleigh) were our latest addition.  I do not collect snowmen, nor do I particularly fancy them, there are just some that I see and I like.  But I don’t like all snowmen.  I like sparkle, glitter, shine, and blue.  So I really love that they make so many Chanukah decorations because the color scheme for that seems to be blue!   So yay, more blue!

Do you decorate for Christmas?  Or for the Holidays that you and your family celebrate?

I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and peace and joy throughout the year!Dance Exercise, Nia San Jose, Nia Campbell, San Jose Nia, Campbell Nia, San Jose Dance Workout, Campbell Dance Workout

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