Monday, November 25, 2013

I hope we can still be friends, and a giveaway....

James says "Hi!!!!"

He is enjoying all the falling leaves.  On this particular day he was pretending he was a bug hiding in the leaf pile.

Concerning falling leaves-I CANNOT believe it is the end of November.  I really don't think October and November happened.  It was like one of those time-changing continuum things on all the Sci-fi shows the boys like to watch.

Some of you may know I am a firm believer in AT doctrine.  I subscribe to the AT doctrine which states that no Christmas paraphernalia should be displayed until AFTER THANKSGIVING.  But, I am also a Presbyterian which means I believe in grace alone and that I should give grace to others.  So, if you are of the Other Camp-the BT (Before Thanksgiving) crowd-then we can still be friends.  We just won't be able to take Communion together.  Just kidding-sorta.

No, really, just kidding.  But I have been known to be very persuasive, so this is probably an argument you will never win.  But we can still be friends.

As for me and my house, we will be decorating After Thanksgiving, but we can surely get prepared beforehand.  And I got prepared as I walked into Cracker Barrel's Winter Wonderland of Ornaments on our trip back home last week.

I picked up this two cute snowflake ornaments and would love to give them away today along with this great family cookbook.  I love me some cookbooks so when I found out my friend, Gia is adopting and made up this cookbook to help fund bringing her new son home I had to purchase one.  One for me and one for you.  I think you will really like this cookbook and ole MamaHen contributed some recipes also.  You can go to Gia's blog and read more about their son and their plans for his adoption. 

All you have to do is tell me, are you an BT or AT believer.  I won't judge you either way, well, I will, but we can still be friends.  :)

I'll draw a name on Friday night and email the winner. 


  1. Definitely AT here. BUT....I am thinking about doing the trees in the girls' rooms tomorrow since it is going to be cold and rainy all day.

  2. We are definitely an AT household. My kids think people are crazy to already be decorating with Christmas stuff and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet. :-)

  3. AT!!!!!!

    Actually this will be the first year in a long time that I'm actually looking forward to putting decorations up. In years past I struggled with Christmas (you know the Puritans didn't like it one little bit).

  4. We are an AT family as well! We always decorate the tree on the weekend AFTER thanksgiving. It's just the right way to do it. :)

  5. AT!!! Glad we're on the same page with's the ultimate test: toilet paper rolls from the top or bottom? Top is the only acceptable answer...

  6. Lisa, I can honestly say in this house that it is ALWAYS top rolled. Well, that was before the toilet paper hanger got knocked off the wall and we still haven't put it back up yet.

  7. AT all the way! I might climb into the attic to get everything down before Thanksgiving,but it's not getting put up until after.

  8. Well, I really want to say BT ... just to be different and controversial. But I really am an AT kinda girl. And it's almost here!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Hi Mamahen! So good to hear from you! What pretty ornaments you have chosen! And how awesome of you to giveaway cookbooks! Especially with some of your very own recipes! Hope I win! Oh, I'm AT! Used to be BT, but we got tired of it being out so long! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings from Bama!

  10. Oh--I am too late to enter. But I'm AT-for sure. Funny, when you put AT doctrine, before I read the next sentence, I was racking my brain to figure out what AT was....seriously thinking doctrine=)
    With the house for sale....and how huge tree's make rooms look smaller...we may be waaaay AT for the tree, and just do the other decorations this week.

  11. P.S.----your next poll could be---how long do you leave it up? I love Christmas as much as anyone, but while the kids are playing with their new toys....I'm taking the ornaments off the tree!