This December has been cold and wintry thus "Christmasy" all along. On Sunday evenings we stay by the fire and play games or just sit and visit.
Elv and the boys set up shop in the mini barn this year to make gifts for the women of the house. They had several evenings into the project and nary a word did they breathe of what they were doing. And, of… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Gift This Year
I have umpteen projects cookin' right now, so I shouldn't be playing with my camera. But how else is a person supposed to show her mother?! This is for you, Mom.
Jenny posted her thoughts about this song questioning the theology of same. It really got me to thinking about some of the old songs/carols we sing so often. I realize that sometimes the poetry kind of takes precedence over accuracy. So I am posting the lyrics here to let us see for ourselves. … Continue reading Star of the East
A light snow is falling outside all day, recoating the six lovely inches that fell late Saturday night. We woke up Sunday morning to a changed scenery. THIS snow will stay. In our story hour book, we have gotten Ben Hur off the galley ship and adopted and enriched by one, Arrius.… Continue reading Progress In December
We have three short weeks between the two holidays in which to have good school, bake Christmas cookies, listen to Christmas music, and plan and prepare for our family Christmas events. I enjoy these days. Today is Monday after Thanksgiving and the boxes and bins of Christmas decorations have been dug up and are… Continue reading The Days Between
The best part of Christmas family time is right here for me. Gwen appears to have a secret, but she doesn't...she is quite honest with her opinions. Benny only wants to be sure that we aren't ignoring him and giving Gwen more attention than what he gets.The best man in the world. No question!They came… Continue reading Christmas Pictures
We did the traditional cookie baking here last week and the week before, too. I bought more almond bark this year than ever before. We coated peanut butter balls, coconut balls, shortbread, kringles, and pretzels. I didn't mean to have a one track mind; just did, that's all. Charlotte made those cookies with the jam… Continue reading Christmas Cookies
I have always considered this carol to be a little fanciful, maybe not quite accurate. It was written in protest during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Some of you are old enough to remember those days when tension ran high between the United States government and the Russian leader, Khrushchev. Russia was building… Continue reading ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’