My Alpine Home

We have lived in our home in Alpine, Utah for five years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Christmas Bug. . .

I stepped outside my front door yesterday and caught the Christmas bug. . .

It really wasn’t too difficult because it was parked right in front of my house. My daughter, Karrah and her family are the proud owners of this sweet thing.


All loaded up and ready for the holidays.


With a Christmas tree and vintage sled just waiting to be ridden.


But did you notice the other cute little Christmas bug?


Miss Saydee June, named after my sweet mother.

And look at those feet. . .yup, she’s wearing grandma’s thrift find  Lake Placid ice skates.  She could hardly wait to see if they fit.

They went from here. . .


to here.


This little one charmed them right off the sled.  And oh boy, she did not want to take them off and go home.  Grandma had to promise she could wear them next time she came.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and hoping that the only bug you catch might be one like this!


p.s. If you haven’t linked up to Share Your Cup Thursday I would love to have you join us!

I will be sharing with:

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

My Turn for Us for Freedom Fridays

The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday

Rooted in Time for Simple Sweet Fridays

Sunny Simple Sunday


Linda W. said...

Your granddaughter is precious!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

What a sweet little girl. So cute. Love the vintage bug!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So adorable Jann!... the bug, the sled, the skates and your little one wearing them!... Merry Christmas to you and your family, xoxo Julie Marie

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a sweetie of a Granddaughter you have! Love the spelling of her name! Cute post! Merry Christmas!

Maria Elena said...

Sooo cute! Love the bug! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Susie said...

I adore those Hug Bugs. She's so sweet. I have always want a vw, older style. Merry Christmas to alof you . Hope it is blessed. xoxo,Susie

Kelley Highway said...

Aaaack! I LOVE the Christmas bug... but sweetie, you should edit-out the license plate. :-) Tee*Hee Now I know where to go find it... and play Grinch! Haha! It is sure precious, except Miss Saydee's more precious!

Have a very merry time with the kids 'n grands!


Gail @ said...

I used to own a '66 red bug...there is something so "sweet" about them. Loved seeing all your photos.

chateau chic said...

So cute! My parents had a little bug. Your granddaughter is adorable.
Merry Christmas, Mary Alice

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh so cute! I had a yellow bug when I was much younger, they are so fun to drive

Merry Christmas

Suzan said...

Love the car. I always wanted a classic beetle. Several years ago my husband bought me a new beetle and I love it. Merry Christmas

sew sweet vintage said...

How cute your grand daughter loved the skates!!!!! Love the bug too:) Thank you again for the feature. Merry Christmas!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Love it!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my, that's nothing but cute cute cute, Jann!!!!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...What a sweet little sugar lump! I can tell she has Grammy wrapped around her tiny little finger.
Thanks for sharing your darling post. It puts a happy bug on my face!
Merry Christmas, dearest Jann!
Carolynn xxx

jenclair said...

I remember our bug...way back when they were about the price of a computer today!

Love Miss Saydee June in the skates!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh how fun!! your little kiddo is such a cutie pie!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Now that is a memory to cherish are blessed!

Julie Maloney said...

I love all of the pictures and thought you're comment about "the only bug you're getting is this" was hilarious! Happy Holidays!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

What a great Christmas ride and the sweetest little thing on skates! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! She really is precious with the skates on...Christmas joy, right there!

Infuse With Liz said...

How cute is that! Love the tree and sled on the car but most of all your darling granddaughter and the skates!
I'm making some rounds before I'm off to busy myself with family until the New Year! Thought I'd stop by and wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

mail4rosey said...

A cute car, and an even cuter skater. :)

Merry Christmas to you!

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Debra said...

She is one little cutie! She could charm anything out of this grandma too! Merry Merry Christmas!

Evelyn said...

Loving the bugs!! Especially the little one on skates!

Merry Christmas!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I just loved this post. Everything is so darn cute down to the little one in her ice skates. I am going to feature it this week on Sunny Simple Sunday. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

This post contains a lot of cuteness!

Linda said...

LOVED my first visit here! What a fantastic VW bug! Oooh, the white is glorious! Your granddaughter is a treasure. Together they make a beautiful Christmas card!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas