Dick & I made this star during our dating years... It's a keepsake!
A Heart Ornament - Made from my Grandpa's Quilt (he made the quilt)
My Cousin guy made these heart ornaments for everyone after my
Grandfather Leonard left this world.
Some Ornaments! Do you see the Coyotes Singing? Or the Sheep?
Don't you love ornaments with a story? Opening up the ornament box is like opening
up a 3-D Journal, or treasure box. So many memories...
Last night 'we' put up the tree... Charlie Brown would be so proud! This is always a mommy & kids job. After getting the tree off the Ford Explorer, sawing off the end of the tree, and hauling into the house and setting it up, I decided it was time to just supervise (as in catch my breath!). Sami is the best little elf! She put the lights on mostly by herself and she supervised the 'who gets what ornaments' assignments. I love looking at all our ornaments. So many memories come back. For the most part, each ornament has a story.
- The baby year ornaments - ones that were given from my Sister Avis - beautiful pewter ones.
- Ornaments that the kids make each year in school.
- Ones I have made as part of my various years of crafting.
- The ones received as gifts - cute ranch related ones, or airplanes (Dick used to fly).
- The quilted heart my cousin Guy made from my Grandfather Leonard's chair quilt.
- And the Hallmark ones I have buying for our children that showcase their various interests each year (Barbie, Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh, Spider man, etc.)
The tree is a little crooked.. so after it gets an adjustment, I'll take a photo. The kids also decorated their little trees, which are in their rooms. We had our Mexican Hot Cocoa and snacks.. Did I mention the peppermint Ice Cream? It's a holiday limited edition and ever so tasty!
Weather Report: Day 3
The wind blew all day yesterday and all night, and it is still blowing! I could not drive the kids down the driveway this morning it was so drifted in. So, instead we got bundled up and 'hiked' down to the road. The bus backed into a huge drift, and had to spin some rubber to get out...
It wouldn't be so bad if the snow was just snow... It's easier to move and shovel when it's nice and light. But the temperature (which has been in the mid 20's for days) is now climbing... We are at 35 degrees.. so snow is melting, the wind is carrying wet ice that slaps you in the face, and moving slosh is not fun... it weighs a million or so pounds. This morning was the first I didn't have to break ice for the critters!
All that aside, a big elf has come to our rescue! My husband just got done plowing with the tractor. This means the afternoon bus can drive in - or I can get the kids, or Mr. Brown can deliver packages, and the kids have a new hill to sled on!
fa la la la la!