Saturday, 13 December 2008


Today my sweet friend Sarah over @ GypsyMermaidLife is hosting a bit of a 'soiree' for us all to chit chat about what Christmas means to us...and so on.
Here is what Sarah said: Were going to tell of our Favorite things during this time of year like Christmas lights, the spirit of Christmas, or just how you love to shop around like crazy mad shoppers! haha
List at least 5 things and show pictures if you can!

Well i am not quite done 'tweakin' my Chrissy decoration yet so i tootled on up to mums place today to give her and hand around the house, and took my trusty camera with me. My mum had all her decorating done before she went into hospital and im thinking it must have been so nice to come home to such beautiful surroundings after being in hospital for a week.
Mum and i have alot of similar 'stuff' for decorating and our styles are much the same, yet different (hmm does that make sense). Anyhow i think this year mum has truly outdone herself and should be applauded!
So today on behalf of my Mum and Stepdad i welcome you to CHRISTMAS AT THE WILSONS.
Enjoy the piccies...I'll be at the bottom for a bit more of a chat...LOL.

Told you it was all gorgeous didnt i ?
As far as things we love about christmas....well i did a post on this last year and you know what? I still love all the things i listed. So im sure, even though this is about my mums christmas home, that she would agree with these....
So what do i love most about Christmas?.....I love the people in my life, the animals in it, the amazing and emotional feeling that overcomes me on christmas morning when Sam See's that Santa has been and his stocking is full and there are gifts under the tree just for him. I love my job as 'Present Giver Outer' when the whole family is together around the tree.... I love snapping photos of my family when they think no-one is looking, capturing the emotional smiles on their faces...i love sitting down to lunch and not being able to hear myself think for all the chatter that is going on around me...i love when we all jump in the pool and go totally crazy because we are that happy to be together.....i love Sam's tired little face at the end of the day, hes so worn out and so gosh darn happy to be a kid....
Above all i love my family from the top of my head to the tips of my toes and i thanks God for the blessing of them every single day.

Now be sure to pop on by Miss Sarah's blog and visit all the other lovely girls who are joining us today!

I'll be back in a few days with photos of my Christmas Home...when im done tweakin' !

Love and Pink Kisses......Shann xx


our shabby cottage said...

You're right - your Mum's place does look good Shannon! I bet yours does too!!

The Rose Room said...

You summed it up perfectly! Rachaelxo

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

All looks so really lovely and your Favorite things made me think I was reading my feelings at Christmas Minus the pool! lol!
Christmas is many things But my greastest Joy is the thrill my kids get!

TattingChic said...

Hi Shannon! I love your pink, shabby Christmas that you've got goin' on there! :)

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey sweetest aussie gal! your moms place looks wonderful!! I am loving the reindeer!! me likey! hehe it sounds so weird hearing you say jump in the pool at christmas time hahaha!!! love it. I am so glad you joined the party! I finally got to post about it on my blog go check it out and visit the other chickadees!! love ya!
merry christmas!


vintagewindow said...

Your mom's house is lovely. I love the soft colors.


Claudie said...

Love it all.
May you have a lovely Christmas and may it be as bright as you.
Claudie from Canada
P.S. Hi to your son for me

Valerie said...

Your mom's Christmas decorations are so beautiful!

And what wonderful decor to return home to for her.

Thank you for showing us her house and love how you wrote about your favorite things.

Alison Gibbs said...

Your mums decorations are so pretty. Hope she is doing ok now she is home from hospital
Love what you have written about christmas

Kelly said...

Blessings to you Shann! Your Mom's house is just lovely she must have felt so good to come home to her already done decorating! Prayers for her for a speedy recovery! I am grateful for so many of the things you have mentioned, and also so grateful all the blogging ladies that are so supportive!

warm winter ((hugs))

Sharon Ellery said...

I was a naughty girl (will Santa still come?) and just got too busy on the weekend to get my post done. It's up now :-)

Oh my gosh! you were so right - what a beautiful house and decorations. I love all the things that you wrote's so true. Our family and loved ones is what it's all about. I love taking those sneeky snapshots too - so much better than posed ones.

Merry Christmas.


Country Wishes said...

It all looks so very Shannon!!! I love it!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Lots of prettiness, and it is special when family can be together.

joan said...

Very, very pretty Shannon. I Love all of your favorites about Christmas. I'm excited to be celebrating Christmas with all these grandbabies this year. It's what makes Christmas fun!

Linda said...

Hi Shann,
Your Mums Christmas home looks so lovely, thank you for showing us.
Cheers Linda

tales from an O.C. cottage said...


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Kelly said...

Hope you guys had the Merriest of Christmases!!!! Thinking of ya!!