Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland - December 19, 2008

Here are a couple of photos from yesterday's storm. We had close to a foot of snow! Michael, Holly and I went out on an "adventure" in the back. Holly was like a little bunny, hopping around because the snow was past her shoulders.

Lookin' Out My Frontdoor...

Lookin' Out The Back...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Memories - 1963

This is a photo of my older brother and I around 1963, a dear friend gave me the frame the photo is in, isn't it adorable? I was such a girlie-girl back then. I ALWAYS got baby dolls and spent hours playing Mommy to them.

Doesn't my brother look thrilled in this photo?

A few years ago I confirmed with my father that they used to put up the tree and put the presents out all on Christmas Eve! Can you imagine that? I don't know how my parents did it back then. They probably just fell asleep when the little munchkins woke up to see what Santa brought them!

Christmas Treasures - Muffy Vanderbear

Good morning and Happy Friday! We are in the middle of a Winter Storm and boy is it ever nasty out there. Michael's school is closed, Ron is home on vacation and I'm NOT going to go in to work today! To quote Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, "Isn't a fit night out for man nor beast".

For today's Show and Tell Friday, I'd like to share with you a couple of my Muffy Vanderbears (do you remember them?). I have other Muffy's as well but here are my two special holiday Muffy's...

First is Muffy Snowbear.

Don't you just love her little carrot nose?

Next is Muffy The Red Nosed Reinbear! I love the detail on the boxes and I try to keep them in their boxes so they don't get grubby, but the boxes also make a nice display too.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend! I will post some photos of the snow later today.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Photo Fun

I have been having fun with Picasa, the free photo editor program owned by Google.

This is a Christmas Collage that I created and I'm going to use for my Christmas Cards.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

how lovely are your branches~

We piled in the car to get our tree last Saturday and ventured out to Woodstock. When we arrived, I realized that I forgot my camera at home. I was a little upset but we trudged on and after a nice horse-drawn wagon ride out to the hinderlands, we found this lovely tree!

Michael couldn't wait to put the star on the top.

Here is the final result - all decked out. We even brought out the Polar Express Train to run around the tree.

A few years ago I found two feather trees from Martha Stewart collection at KMart. I enjoy decorating the white feather tree in Red & White ornaments. Michael is decorating the green one and I'll post his finished tree later.

I have missed participating in Kelli's Show and Tell Friday! Wishing you all a very wonderful and blessed holiday season. Visit Kelli's Place Kelli's Place for more wonderful posts!