Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Fourth and Fifth Days of Christmas

Christmas Around Our House

December 29 -30, 2011

 Some of my mother-in-law's angel collection - a little Angel Choir!
She always set them all up for Christmas, so now we do too. 
Have to watch our cats, though, so they don't knock them over!

 Lovely Christmas ornament purchased from Kimberly Laws 
at Art, Joy, Stuff.  She always wraps everything so beautifully, 
and includes little extras too!

 Cute little Christmas trees - a gift from a dear friend.
Look what happens when you switch them on!

 They change colors!

More colors!  Aren't they cute?!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Second & Third Days of Christmas

Still enjoying Christmastime with family and friends


I said I'd read at least 50 books this year ----
and I still have SEVEN more to go! Have read 3 the past two days, but will really have to hunker down to read 7 more by Saturday night!!!  Better find some really, really quick reads pretty fast! 

Should magazines count? 

Read, Jane, Read!

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011

Boxing Day

Sad to miss my niece's annual Boxing Day party, but worn out from Christmas Day celebration (and the preparation) at our house yesterday. Three naps today - so far!

All was calm - during Christmas Dinner, at least!

Our colorful Christmas table

Grandson Adam put the candy cane reindeer together while spending  a day or two with us earlier in the week.  Thought it would be fun to use them in the place settings.

Little wreath light set added some colorful light to the sparkle on the table. Oops, looks like someone pulled out the wiring - it had been tucked in so it didn't show so much!

Our Menu

Assorted Appetizers
 Cheese & Crackers, Fruit, Vegies, Olives, etc.
Wine, Soda, Water, Juice

Roast Beef au jus
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans with Almonds
Assorted Rolls

Mincemeat/Apple Pie
Apple/Cranberry Pie
Assorted Cookies

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

More to come - 
Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2011