Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Busy December!

I'm sure for most of us December is one of the busiest months of the year!  Baking...decorating...Christmas  Now we sit on the last day of 2014, celebrating this year and the years to come!  Thank goodness we have pictures to remind us of the fun times...sometimes it's a blur!
We started the month with snow, but in a very rare occurrence, there is no snow for Christmas!

Our church has a Cookie Walk every December...and we(both of us) bake for it!

And everyone of these goodies along with all the other baked donations from our church family were gone in less than 2 hours!

We were privileged to watch these two munchkins sing in their Christmas program!

We enjoyed Christmas Eve services at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie with Sam & Roz & their family.

We will all gather at our home this I decorated!  As I always do!
Kitchen tree...
My Mom's Christmas Village...

Our tree...flocked, just like my Dad did theirs each year! Only he sprayed a real tree!

I started a tradition several years ago of giving each of my girls ornaments with their kids pictures in them...sometimes it's a group photo, sometimes individual...they treasure them!

We also visited this special lady!  A bittersweet visit, but we took her a picture of our first potluck with them...when we bought this beautiful place from them!  God surely had a hand in this! 

Have to share some pictures of the progress on our "retirement" home!  It's almost insulated and ready for drywall...then wood ceiling...our carpenter says it will be done this spring!
Here's the room above the garage...future sewing studio!

 The steps in the garage leading into the house...we will build a ramp at the front porch for handicap accessibility.

The stairs in the garage leading up to the "studio"!

Just had to share one of the painted windows for our favorite restaurant...Turtle River Chop House!

Finally...Papa doing what he's done for the past 12 years with the grandkids...reading!  The little ones just run to the hallway, get their book and find Papa...and he never says no!  Calli has already found his lap!

A blessed Christmas season to all of you...and a Happy New Year!  
Oh, the memories...
Me and 2 of my brothers on Santa's lap in 1957!
To be continued in 2015!