I'm so sorry to not be around commenting like I usually do, but I'm immersed. Submerged. Almost-but-not-quite overwhelmed. But gladly so, with hard work and the joys of the season. I am reading, though, and enjoying all the photos of all y'all's holiday fun. So in lieu of rambling, I thought I'd share some scenes from our season.
Our new tree! Why is it so hard to get a nice photo of a Christmas tree? (Notice the dog rear on right of photo, Cecelia and Juice ?) Ala Lori , some closeups of some of my favorite ornaments
Here are snowmen for Biz ...it says "Let it Snow" and was a gift to Mr. Handsome-and-Handy on our first Christmas together, him being a transplanted Midwesterner. I've gotten him a "let it snow"-themed gift each year. The whale ornament is from our Hawaii Christmas a couple of years ago.
Thing 1's snowflake...
...Thing 2's snowflake...
...and one of the crocheted snowflakes made by my super-crafty grandmother! She has passed on; I'm glad we have some of her beautiful handiwork. (Including what she titled her "chocolate quilt," a double-wedding ring quilt in shades of brown. I always think of GramE when I see your quilts, Debby !)
And speaking of trees, some photos from our visit to the coolest tree farm ever! (The Mythbusters even bought their trees there for their holiday special, in which they tested which additive helped trees retain their needles.) The property is full of swings hanging from the trees, like this tire swing. (Your guys would love this place, Christie O!)
Oddly though, we don't go there to buy a tree. We go for the wreath-making! (And the firepit with marshmallows for roasting, and the hay bale maze, and the scenic beauty....)
A rare treat: snow up at our kids' school! This happens about once a year, and not always then. We weren't 100% sure of snow up there, so on the way up.... Thing 1: I'm going to build a snowman! Me: There might not be enough snow... Thing 1: I'll build a snow CHICKEN, then! (He was too busy with the snowball fight, so Thing 2 and I made the snow chicken.)
A frosty playground...or, should I say, battleground?
Oooo, got him!
P.S. Health-wise, I'm back down to where I was 2 weeks ago; having more "playouts" and "bakeouts" and "shopouts" than "workouts"; and blood glucose averages good - 100 fasting, 98 overall.