A Merry Little Christmas (Traditions from a Minnesota gal).... Got your socks?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Vision

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...."

This morning I stopped by the Elk River Library on my way through town to drop off a whole load of Thankstockingssgiving books and pick up a whole load of waiting Christmas books! I love love love the online reserve system. Instead of browsing through hundreds of titles with toddlers in tow, I can leisurely browse the shelves at my own pace in the middle of the night when all disruptions are snoring peacefully in their beds. The best part is that the librarians have all my reserved materials ready for me at the front and I don't have to go searching for anything!


Anyways, I stopped to do my "trade off" this morning and picked up stockings for the kids. Now is the time for the annual 'decorate your own stocking' event at the local library and we LOVE to participstockingate! They have limited stockings available and I wanted to get the kids onto the project early so I made a point to stop this morning.

I have to say that I love the creative messy moments that life brings around here. The boys did a GREAT job with their stockings and they will be ready to return to the library for storytime this week. In the meantime we have hung our own stockings over the fireplace and moved one step closer to Christmas stopping at our doorsteps.

And, for Christmas this year I think that all of my boys might just find socks in their stockings. I can't say that I've ever put anything in our fun decorations before, but lately I've been noticing many too small socks going onto boy feet! That and numerous holes in the toes. I will mend a lot of things, but holey toes just aren't one of them. This might just be our "new" tradition!!!! Socky socks.

Do you have your socks ready for Christmas?
(If you need a fireplace to hang your stockings by... I'm only a ring away! I'd be happy to help you find a home with a chimney!!!)

 

 

 

Having traditions like this really make our house feel like home. It takes that which we live in have a happy memory.... a treasure to return to! I'd love to hear your holiday traditions as well.
And, if you are looking for a home to make your own memories in please give me a call today and I'll set you up on a search to find the perfect place to settle!

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In the meantime... if you are looking to move into the area... I'll wait for you to call!

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Lindsey Hasford, REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Vision
231 Main Street - Elk River - MN 55330
763-241-5488 (office)  763-218-1347 (cell)
lindseyhasford@coldwellbankervision.com
http://www.hasfordhomes.com

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Lindsey Hasford
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Silvia - Just makes you want a pair of socky socks, doesn't it?

Juli - I'm sure that your puppies prefer the stockings hung rather than on their feet.

November 29, 2010 11:39 PM
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Renae Bolton
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Ok, Lindsey, this is getting really, really freaky now!  We call them socky-socks!  (At least, the little kids do.)

We didn't decorate our own stockings but I did let each child pick out their own stockings years ago.  We used to have the same stockings for years and years when I was a kid but we, too, started fresh when we started our own family.

I think the thing I love most about our house is that we have a fireplace with a mantle.  You just can't hang stockings appropriately any other way!

~Renae

November 30, 2010 12:54 PM
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Lindsey Hasford
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Renae! What a great laugh or two!!! I love things like socky-socks. It's the verbage that makes it so much fun! And, stockings just aren't the same if they aren't hanging under a fireplace. :)

November 30, 2010 05:23 PM
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Scott Hayes
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Lindsey- Another great tradition.

We have reservations at our library too. Two of them even have drive thru's too...man do I love that.

December 04, 2010 12:07 AM
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Lindsey Hasford
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Oooh. A driver thru at the library? that's a fascinating idea Scott!

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