Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Glimpses of the season . . . .

Small moments are what the big memories are made of. Very busy getting things ready. Projects to finish, foodie things to make, gifts to deliver, tea to be sipped and moments to treasure may you have all these and more, the light is coming . . .

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread 2011

Things change and then they remain the same.  We have been making Gingerbread Houses since before kids. I am not sure exactly what element of the making is attractive . . . certainly the candy attracts the young folk but the element of creativity keeps them attracted as they grow  older.  We always make enough houses that the adults can participate and that is great fun.  I like the colors that are part of the candy palate and I think the ability to make patterns. To be able to create 3 dimensionally is actually not a common  activity.  Most things we do are 2 dimensional or 1.  Years ago these house makers were not strong enough to squeeze out the frosting. . . . now they are so strong that they collapsed their house, then turned it into a "meltdown"  more was added than in this photo. It is all good, the creativity the magic, the friendships and fellowship shared around the Gingerbread table. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Firetruck Parade 2011

I was having technical difficulties and was not able to post for a few weeks but think we have it worked out again.  These are pictures from our little hometown parade that happens each Holiday Season.  Fire Companies from 4 counties come all decked out to show their creativity and festivity. The airplane actually rises up and down.  The Big Santa touched the street lights on its way through.  It was a cold night but snowless.  It is a fun event with the whole town gathered to celebrate. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tree Kitty

Every year the Red cat "Oren" takes his place as soon as the Tree is up to sleep beneath it.  Eventually there will be a train here and he will sleep there still with the Train whistleing by.  The Black and White cat- "Sol"  does not sleep there but he joins in the drinking form the tree stand.  They are very silly cats but we love them .

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Camera Fun

Kids were decorating the tree and I played with the camera a little bit and shot these fun photos!!!