Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Gifts

Some of my favorite gifts: More of W's clay creations-mine is the Lady Zebra.
Set of ten vintage Christmas glass cups from Husband.
Tea cup and tea, hand made jewelry holder (you hang earrings around the sides) by Mac
Super nifty water heating pot from A. Niiiiiiiccceee!
Also, book store gift certificate, lunch out with my sister (from Husband), other assorted goodies.

Blue Winter Fog

Our neighbor's farm just peeks out of the fog along the horizion. These postcards from God are new every morning.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Own Christmas Day

Christmas stockings, personalized clay gifts from W.

Pre-opening brunch with all the kids.

Lots of presents, most of them seemed to pile up in front of the two smallest girls-which seems only right!

Mom and Dad got "retro" gifts-Mom-antiques and Dad-a new turntable for his old records.

A remote control car and leftover wrapping. (Mostly refolded for reuse.)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas With My Side 12-23

A morning train station with Cousin O.

Too much food, which we love.

Gift exchange. Miss O. Owen, W, D, Husband, Mac, Nancy, Bob, A.

We have a firm policy of loving relatives, NO MATTER WHAT!
D. and Mac., Jessica and Holly

Jesse, Lissa, W., Miss O., Nancy, O.
L., Mitch, Jessica, Holly, M., Steve, W. The cousin bookends.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Countdown

Tuesday was the girls' last day at our homeschool Tutoring Center. L's Oral Interp class presented their version of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Mrs. H. teaches this once-a-week class after retiring a few years ago from a traditional classroom. The kids love her.

Wednesday we visited the O's and their cousins stayed with them while Husband and I did some Christmas shopping.Wednesday night was the church Christmas program.

Angels, wise men and shepherds. (top to bottom, r.-L. Gus. Marissa, Brittney, Swenson, Gus, Gus, Jake, Rhig, M. Spencer, W., Drake S., Brim)

Special music: Lower grades, women's quartet, piano solos
Our newest church baby Owen starred in the nativity. Very sweet program.