Are you enjoying your holiday month of December? I am! I am somewhat serene about everything. :-) I spent days working on my Christmas cards and as of yesterday they are all in the mail. I maybe should do them a bit earlier next year... but it's okay. I'm also taking a laissez faire attitude to decorating. I do some each day.. I also think I'm going to scale back on things this year.. maybe. Here is the simple way we have decorated our bay window in our den behind our easy chairs. In the past I've made hills of snow and put up Dickens Village houses with sledders and all.. but not this year.
Kristi visited the dollar store and brought home a stocking for Buddy. He was quite pleased with it! :-)
She was also quite pleased to show us the cute chair covers she got there.. aren't they cute?
And then the sun came out and I took another photo.. and do you spy the photo bomber?
Kristi helped me hang the little red berry wreathes on the old oak china cabinet - somehow I was not able to reach to put them up like in years past.. am I shrinking? 30 years ago my mom told me about a friend who was selling her cabinet due to a divorce.. but told me it was too tall for her house.. I asked how much she was selling it for and she said $200. So, that's how we came to own this cabinet.
I do believe I have too many things in my cabinet. But what to get rid of? Nothing! LOL! Not long after I got this cabinet I decided that it needed lace edging for the shelves just like in the olden days.. so I got some crochet cotton thread, found a pattern and set out to make my own lace.. I'm still proud of doing that.
I had to share the boys school photos... this is Hayden and he's in 2nd grade.
Caleb is in first grade. Both are doing very well in school.. we're proud of them.
Kristi found this big salamander in our back yard. I'm not sure what variety is it. I even googled it and didn't find it in the images. Anyone?
Well.. time to get busy. I hope you are taking the season easy and not stressing out.. enjoy yourself!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)