First are some pictures are of a little miniature scene I made as part of a club project quite a few years ago. When I moved into my apartment and told my children to take what they wanted of my Christmas stuff, January took this scene and it's always nice to see her at Christmas and get to see this again.
Next is a little Christmas village my sister made for me years ago and January now has that also. You can just see in the first picture the names of my three children on the cars. Then there is a Simpson Garage and an Oney (street where we lived then) Market.
Chris took my tree when I moved and I was very glad about that too because I absolutely love this tree. When you see it "in the flesh", the trunk is thick and covered with "bark" and the branches aren't full of needles - there are bare places which makes it very natural looking. Also, it is a nice slender tree for how tall it is. I'm posting a number of close-ups of it partly hoping the trunk shows a little but also to show some of the crochet and cross stitch ornaments I made.
The next photos are from Heather and Alex's home. Not as many as there should be (no dinner pictures, no good present opening pictures, etc.) but we were all having too much fun and things were a little too hectic to remember to take pictures!
Next come Johnny and Sophia grooming their new miniature horses out in the barn on a very cold night after Christmas. These weren't Christmas presents - they've been in the family for a few weeks now.
And, the last one from Heather's house... a too-late-for-Christmas but early enough for New Year's gingerbread house that the kids and I made today. It was a kit, thank heavens - I didn't have to do all the baking. But it was a fun little project and for how I struggled with the darned frosting bag (my first-ever experience with one), it looks pretty decent ... in the picture! LOL!!
And, last of all, a sight I saw on my way up to Heather's on a very bright sunny day but wasn't able to get a picture from the car and then saw it again on the way back today and was stopped by a red light so took this very quick shot which doesn't do the scene justice:
So that is an incomplete picture show of Christmas this year. Chris took myself, January and Maggie out for a very nice dinner on Friday evening and Heather took me out for a very nice dinner last night but I couldn't very well take pictures of that. Both were wonderful, though.
I won't post again before 2012 so I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve (and safe, please) and a healthy, happy, hopefully prosperous, and just generally great 2012!