Hello Blog Friends and Merry Christmas to you all!
The festivities here at our house have ceased, and all but a few gifts have been given. We have yet to travel this coming weekend to Iron Mountain, MI for Christmas with Denis' brother and his family.
We live in split level home. We have a living room upstairs, just off the dining room and kitchen, and a living room in our lower level also. We have a large 6 ft. tree upstairs, and a 4 ft. tree downstairs. Here is a picture of our upstairs tree:
And our downstairs tree:
Although you can't see the detail very well, our smaller tree is decorated with ornaments hand made by Denis' late mother, Stella. She loved to do plastic canvas needlepoint in her later years. We added some round balls in various colors to fill it in. It is a very special tree, especially for Denis, as it keeps the spirit of his mother alive for him each year.
My dad loved jigsaw puzzles. One of our holiday traditions when I was growing up was to have a jigsaw puzzle working over the holidays. He always set up the card table and we'd all work on it over the course of the holiday season. A number of years ago, I resurrected this tradition, and now we work a puzzle at Christmastime in memory and in honor of my Dad. And, it is still done on his original card table. It just wouldn't be right any other way. Here is a picture of this year's puzzle:
It was begun and completed on our family Christmas day held this past Saturday.
Although both Denis and I were busy with holiday shopping, baking and wrapping, we still found time to work on some holiday gifts. More on those next post.
Again, Merry Christmas to you and your family!!