Monday, December 11, 2017

Looks like Christmas!

My Christmas decorations are all up and I thought I would share what it looks like here.

I hang a wreath on the gate to the side yard, but it's getting covered in snow!
We also have two small trees with lights on them, on the front porch.

This milk can has a new sign for the season.  It's in the garage by the back door.

A cute sign in the back entry.

This is the dining room.

This kissing ball is hanging in the dining room.  It was a gift from one of my residents a few years ago and always makes me think of her.

This is on our table.

 This little grouping is in our living room.  I made the tiny nativity set in MOPS a few years ago.

 Here's another nativity set in our living room.  This one sets on top of a cabinet where it stays safe.  Laura made it for me when she was 16.  It's got lots of pieces - even little chickens!

Here's a closer view of the shepherds, sheep and a few cows.

I've got some fun pillows out!

 Bob carved this cute Santa several years ago.  Doesn't he make you smile?

We don't have a fireplace, so our stockings hang from a shelf.

We have another nativity set in the family room downstairs.  This is an old one, it belonged to Bobs family when he was growing up. We inherited it when his mom and step-dad moved into an independent living facility a few years ago.

One more room!  For the first time, I decorated the bathroom!
 I found this cute little tree at Michaels and thought it fit just right in that spot!

This spot needed a sign and the Joy to the World sign was perfect.

I'll share the tree another day.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Star

Every year around this time, Bob goes out shopping with Laura and Heather.  He takes them out for supper, and then they do some Christmas shopping.  I don't think they do much for themselves, they help Bob shop for me.  But it's really more about spending that time together!
Aaron has been working long days lately and Laura wasn't sure he would be home on time to watch the girls so she could go along.  I had been thinking of taking them out to see a movie, so I decided this was a good time to do that, so Friday evening when Bob picked Laura up, I picked up Alaina and Ruby and we headed to the mall.
First we had to get supper.
Chicken fingers, fries and milk!


Since we were right there, we had to ride the carousel!

Then it was time for the movie.
We saw The Star.  It was an animated movie about a stubborn little donkey from Nazereth who didn't like what he was doing, and kept trying to join the royal caravan to travel with the king.  He ended up traveling to Bethlehem, carrying Mary on his back and was able to see the new King, baby Jesus.

Eating a little popcorn before the movie started.

Alaina was enthralled by the movie - not a peep from her.

Ruby was much more wiggly, and at one point in the very quiet theater, she told Alaina in a loud voice that she loved her.  That was very sweet, but I was glad the theater was filled with mostly kids and not adults!  She was also quite worried about the donkey and the other animals in the movie.

They both had fun and enjoyed the movie.  I did too!

Thursday, December 7, 2017