Friday, November 23, 2012
Yipes, it's . . . Yule?
One or the other of us could surely have helped the kids decorate but we both like it to be a full family experience. I in particular am strongly in favor of this. Probably because the first few years after my mother in law passed away, my wife was still grieving and could not be emotionally present (or sometimes even physically present) when we were decking the house.
My next favorite thing was a new decoration area. That is the top of our new closets in the front hall. It gave a safe place to show off some treasures I have not been able to put out for a few years. These are villages made by my MIL. She was so amazingly talented, and taken far too soon. . .
This is a couple of our Santas, one of my many black Santas, and a shiny iridescent fellow my kids adore and a painting by a dear friend and amazing artist, Jane Houghton.
Tomorrow, we train into the Big City to see the Nutcracker!