Certain Man began his Christmas Village work in earnest last week. With Youngest Daughter coming home for Thanksgiving week, and our family wanting to have “Little Christmas” while she is home with us, he looked at his schedule and saw chickens coming in, a nephew’s wedding, and then commissioning for Rachel and said, “If I’m going to have this done before she comes home, I need to get busy!”
And so, he did!
Slowly, under his careful craftsmanship, it took shape:
And what would we have ever done without the help of Middle Daughter? I took these next pictures to show how she really does endanger life and limb to organize the shelf over the basement steps so that all the boxes fit there properly.
With lots of tender care —
. . .she turns this into this!
My precious pilgrims take second place. I still have many of them out (and actually just received a beautiful set from Cracker barrel this week that I set up). But I know their time is limited this year. Soon it will be time to hang the stockings and set up the tree. In the meantime, Certain Man worked and worked and finally, last night, it was time to turn on the lights.
And so, the Christmas Village at Shady Acres is open for business.
Come on down and see it if you get a chance!
Besides, the Thankful Wall is still up, and many a person has escaped without giving thanks.
So there’s lots of room there to put your thanks into words for the rest of us to see.
I even filled our nine quart canister with Yutzy’s Hot Chocolate Mix, and I’ll fix you a cup and you can sit a spell and chat.
I couldn’t mean it more. Hope to see some of you over the next few weeks.