Monthly Archives: December 2014

christmas tree countdown ~ craft room tree

My favorite room in the house is my craft room. We did a total remodel of the room in 2008. Down to the studs and back up again. The room had been a second story porch at one time, then turned into an enclosed room. The room below, on the first floor, is our kitchen. […]

christmas tree countdown ~ the “glass” tree

My favorite tree in the house is the one we call the Glass Tree. It is a seven and a half foot tree, sitting on a two foot tall box. It is decorated with glass ornaments. Spun glass, blown glass, crystal, prisms, glass icicles, and glass bead chains from old chandeliers. Most of the ornaments […]

christmas tree countdown ~ upstairs hall

The upstairs hall has two trees. One slender six foot tall tree sits in a crock in the corner of the hall. It is decorated with pictures from Christmas past…both of our children and of our grandchildren. Many of the pictures are ones we used in our Christmas cards when our children were young. Many […]

Christmas Day

When I walked into the kitchen for breakfast, the twins had already changed the chalkboard. Our older son made the crust and our daughter-in-law made the quiche. That and apple cake with caramel rum sauce for breakfast. Delicious! Our older son read the Biblical account of Christ’s birth from Luke 2:1-20, which we do each […]

my new kitty, Ski

DH brought home a new kitty for me. His name is Ski. He has been raised at the Humane Shelter and is about six months old. He has been home for about an hour. I am still waiting for him to feel free to approach me, but I am having fun watching him play with […]

menu plan monday ~ december 22, 2014

I have been resting after the concert last Thursay and the party on Saturday. Took it easy on Sunday and Monday. I am looking forward to Christmas Day. Our grands are coming Tuesday afternoon and their parents will come Wednesday and stay the night with us. Christmas morning will be fun, I am sure! We’ve […]

my side of the family

Saturday, my family arrived for our annual Christmas party. I have two brothers and four sisters. All were here, along with my Dad and many of the associated spouses, children, and children’s children. All the grands and greats get a stocking. Each contains candy, a candy cane, an ornament or a small toy, and a […]

house concert 2014

Another wonderful evening of Christmas music, friends and good food, featuring our musicians: Nathan George, Mark Stoffel, and Henry Haffner. Henry, and Mark warm up before the concert in front of the Nativity Tree. Our guests enjoyed hot punch, coffee and/or cold punch before the music began. Company lined the hall and filled the living […]

christmas tree countdown ~ garden tree


menu plan monday ~ december 15, 2014

It took me a while to get back up to gear after the open house. DH took that Monday off work, which was nice. Our son and his wife were here until Wednesday afternoon, which was also nice. We enjoyed our visit with them. In a few days, we will host a house concert with […]