Awaiting Christmas

Thanksgiving is over so Christmas begins. We put up the tree Thanksgiving day and Holly spent all day yesterday making ornaments for the tree. What a beautiful job she did.

There is still room for some of the decorations I made last year for this tree so today we will find that box and get the smallest ones of those for the tree also.

Now you can see the decorations she made. This is only one side of the tree and many are on the other sides. They look simple but believe me they are not between making the dough, cutting them out, baking them, drying them and painting them it took several days and way into the night yesterday to finish them up and get them onto the tree.

Here is a close up of one of the decorations she made. You see it is not just painting for the final step but also decorating them. All of the decorations on the tree are hand made except for the two new ones given to the boys. Luke is all llamas so he had to have a llama for on the tree.

He blends in perfectly with the hand made decorations.

I am not sure if this is Landen’s or Holly’s , I will have to ask. The only other non-hand made decoration is the star at the top of the tree. It is hard to see in the first picture so here is a close up of that one.

I hope Joe is looking at this and knows we are all missing him. The cost of flying on the holidays make it impossible to have him here with us so we look forward to our Thanksgiving/Christmas in another week when Joe can come home for a week to celebrate the holidays with us– Thankful he is home and Christmas for the family, should be a wonderful week. Have a good day and God Bless everyone!

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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