Six family members fit in this house just fine, but our growing family bumps into each other, so the tree is coming down today. Party pooper, huh?I never quite got the finishing touches put on the tree. I was distracted by the cleaning and cooking. Kelli's family gave me the twiggy bird ornament below. Isn't it charming? I love twigs.
We had a little tea party before Christmas, so with that and the Christmas meals I repeatedly pulled the table linens off, washed and dried them, and put them back on.
And the snow has arrived.
See? Once again, set up, take down, set up, eat.
Did you have a Christmas dress every year? We did! How did my mother have time to sew during the holidays? She also did LOTS of work at church around that time as well. Miracle worker, I say!
Grampy held James while his parents ate! It's hard to eat when you have a baby! He gets lots of cuddles.
Look at Sam! Eating rice! We had Chinese take-out on Christmas eve. The kids are always roaring around having fun, but I feel like I must start considering their preferences. I always focus on what the grown ups want to eat. Must figure this out.
Little zebra legs found her happy place!
Red, red, and more red!
I like it when the house is full of the kids' stuff and the kids!
And now we push snow around and try to stay warm! I hope your Christmas was wonderful. I am happy that ours was nice and I am happy that now we can move on, think about having time to do things in the house, plan our gardens, and knit. I have not done any knitting for a few days. I have lots of reading to do, too. Do you?
I have three new books (another gnome book, a devotional, and a novel) AND I have two book club books to read. I have a new sheep skin to put on my desk chair. Cozy!
I am brewing up a plan to launch Mr. Badger off to Belfast and I will fill you in on that adventure, soon. In the meantime, have you read The Wind in the Willows? It's a scrumptious read.
Off to iron, make the bed, layer on some warm clothes, and eat leftover salmon for breakfast.
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