Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house . . . .

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse . . .  Cat . . . 
I would like to say with 3 cats in the house- only 2 shown here that we are mouse free but living in a 200 year old house there will always be mice, they have lived here far longer than we but amazingly we are in our 28th year in this house- how did that happen. 

Oren always loves to hang out and sleep here every Christmas season

Maggie finds all kinds of fun unique places to catch a nap.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Lights . . .

The Village gets in on the parade light action

Local Fire department. all decked out. 

That is a trombone with Light Sabers on the end of it. 

The school districts Transportation dept.  Plastic colored bowls and pool noodles are part of the decorations. Very cool

Cougar Tech 2228 rolling through town

I saw this lovely wreath on our walk back to the car. 

Looking into our kitchen from the outside. 

Our beautiful new pond all lighted up 

This guy stands by our door welcoming all to food and fun in the country. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Tree Thoughts . . . .

Do you prefer live or artificial trees? Cut-your-own or pre-cut?

we always get a Cut your own.  We started this when the property that we border on 

One of my favorites

"My grandma made this many years ago"  " I love all the handwork and therefore love that went into it"

"a new ornament for 2015" 

What is your favorite ornament?

Are there any special tree-trimming traditions your family follows each year?
  We try to get it up just after Thanksgiving, each child puts on their own ornaments, my husband does the lights. 

When do you put it up and when do you take it down?
Colored lights or white lights?

 We put it  up the weekend after Thanksgiving, we take it down in January as we can. 
This year we have white lights but sometimes it is multi colored. 

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