My favorite picture from this day — Middle Daughter reads Christmas stories to The Kids
In other news:
The village is up, and Certain Man has the best Christmas Village EVER!:
And the manger scenes are up, too.
This is one that my family has termed the most unusual.
It comes from Central America and is made entirely from seed pods.
I LOVE it!
And this one, (below) Deborah brought home from Estonia.
It is all fabric and softness and roly poly people.
It made me feel so happy the first time I saw it,
and it continues to cheer my heart every time I look at it.
It is largely Deborah’s doings that the decorating got done this year. I just didn’t have the heart to decorate the way I usually do. But she plowed ahead with things until I finally got with the program, and I am really pleased with how she arranged things.
Which brings me to another thing — we really are glad when there are friends who stop by to enjoy the village and to visit the manger(s).
You can call ahead, or you can stop by on whim.
There’s hot chocolate and freshly made party mix.
We’d be so glad to have you!