Tuesday, December 31, 2019
My garden downstairs stays green. I try not to over water them as the indoor climate is nothing like the summer weather.
I am sharing some Christmas photos of family. Ella was not so interested in what the stuff animal could be but she did like the stringy mane.
It was fun to spend a couple of days with the kids and grand kids. We finished off our day at a pancake place and then returned to there home for one more goodbye.
Thanks for stopping by today. It is New Years Eve and I hope everyone is well out there.
Monday, December 30, 2019
A menorah that is carved from Olive wood. It isn't a correct one and it is intended to be decorative. The real menorah has nine places for candles representing the eight days of the siege of trying to make the Jews give up their beliefs or die. They refused to assimilate. The center candle is lighted first and then that candle lights all of the others, each one night after another.
Snowing here today lightly and it is slick driving conditions. We are in for the rest of the day. Thanks for stopping by today.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
A new sculpture that really is not and angel. It is a mother nature woman of the woods. Her skirt is carved to look like birch bark. She does have woodland wings like an angel and they too are carved to resemble birch bark also. Jim Shore is the original artist that recreates these for sale.
On the front of here birch bark skirt is this wooded scene with cabin and deer. It is a wonderful creation.
We are having a quiet day at home today. We are still weary from out Chicago trip. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Our grand kids get to enjoy a young version of the manger scene. The ginger bread house is a Christmas tradition that our son has started with his kids a few years ago. I think he enjoys building them as much as his two boys. There were two houses even though you only see part of one.
We just returned from a visit to see the kids and grand kids. Ella is over seven months old now. We first saw her at three months and she changed so much since then. She is starting to move around. When placed on the floor she rolls around front to back. Yesterday she started to crawl with her arms. She flips around all over finding herself a long distances from where she had started. The gate to the downstairs will have to go up pretty soon.
We survived our trips to and from Chicago area. Our weather stayed good and today we are having rain.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
My wife bought perfect wrapping paper for me this year. I like all the memories of all of the drawings of the past.
I wish all my blogging friends a Merry Christmas. We have chatted and shared and have been through a lot this year. I wish you all to be well today.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
They do look better when they are placed under the tree. We actually went back today and picked up one more item for our Chicago family and finished wrapping them this afternoon. There were a lot of last minute things being sold in the stores. I tried to be as friendly with the clerk and she was very happy because she was leaving to go home at eleven o'clock.
We are headed to the Christmas eve service soon and will be home later to wrap a few more presents for each other. Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, December 23, 2019
My trains are on display year round now so I don't bring them up to be a part of he decorations. The metal train was my first one. It really is not in good shape
Our cards are not mailed and we are going to an afternoon desert party with our friend. We have a few presents wrapped but I bet more will be done today. I went to the grocery store this Monday and it was a frantic place. I could not find a place to park at first. I could not find what I wanted there but I did mail the cards at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by today.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
The train is busy carrying kids on loops around the track. We were to return one more time today to this mall as we were just too tired to get it all done yesterday. Today we did well and by the time we finished the crowd was just starting to get hectic.
Santa was taking a break before they opened the door to let more kids into the area. Santa had a helper who maybe wasn't so scary as the guy with all those wiskers.
I think the guy is selling flowers to the girl. I like seeing the horse drawn wagons in the village. We have put the village up early this year so we can enjoy it more.
I haven't been out to take photos of my neighbors lights but I will probably soon. He loved putting things up and has every space filled with trees or blown up snowmen. He has three deer that look really great. Our neighbor hood is not decorating so much compare the the street east of us. I live next to two houses that don't decorate ever.
Thanks for stopping by today. I wish everyone to be well and that the season is a fun one for everyone.
Friday, December 20, 2019
I bought a set of snowmen a few years ago with twelve of them all doing different things. I found on the net yesterday an estate was trying to sell the two sets of them as antiques.
I know they are not antiques but they still are fun to own. The market is not flooded with them anymore and I don't think I have looked for any this year. Most of the time I pick them up at after Christmas sales.
We don't get so many photos anymore in our Christmas cards but this one was full of photos. Our grand kids are growing up. The one photo of the two boys with Ella is my favorite. She is on AJ's lap in her red and white sttripped sleeper. Teddy always has an award winning smile. The one with Ella shows here in a dress that was her baptismal outfit.