[It's Monday and I haven't started on #2...should I panic? Better get this Project 365 done first!]
So, I dragged all the accumulated Christmas decorations out from the attic into the large space in my loft-library-kid's toys-writing center. (I now have a door that leads into that storage space from my area.]
Next, I let the items speak to me and find their place in the new house, starting with all the Nativity scenes. It's been fun.
Mike was having fun too--early morning hunting, teaching the young how to sculpt faces out of clay... among other things.
Friend Gina makes us a unique clay ornament every year. (Mike was the one who got her started in ceramics and she now has her own little studio.)
|Gina's 2012 ornament: "Behold the Lamb"|
Remember the "anorexic tree" from last year? Now it sits at the top of the spiral stairs (by the handy dandy door that leads to the attic) and has become the Country-Christmas tree.
We accepted chef-son's invitation to Thanksgiving dinner as I couldn't take time away from the main task of the week. It was a veritable feast of food and fellowship.
The new member is still the center of attraction.
|Jude at 6 weeks|
The big tree on the main floor came together nicely. Friday, Leah was here all afternoon offering her exquisite decorating advice. We had a great time together finding the right spot for each style.
Mike and Stephan spent the day processing two of the four deer. (Wednesday, Mike got four with only four shots in the space of half an hour! I have photos but must accept that some readers may not wish to see the process, nor eat the venison.)
Saturday--a double birthday celebration: Malachi 14 on the 21st; and Zion 3 on the 23rd.
|Mesmerized by the car-monster truck-stuck-in-the-mud cake|
Again, the center of attention seems to be the new little one who is quite alert now.
I had better get back to work! Drop by December 2, 1:00-5:00 p.m. to see the results and enjoy some fun community interaction. Our friends, Dane and Laurie, are also involved in the Tour of Homes, along with three other couples. It will be fun to share together in this event.