Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

We celebrated our family Christmas day today. It was a wonderful day and such a delight to have everyone together. We had guitars going and lots of laughter- like the boys had never left yet better as we now have daughters by love!

Sh! Don't tell them what I was up to! I know, I know, I should not have been stirring but I just could not help it!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas is coming!

The gifts are purchased and wrapped. Tomorrow we will make peanut brittle and cookies and look forward to visits with our children and parents.

Maybe later we can take a peek at who is typing!
This year I added poems related to birds to our bird tree. We have 3 trees in our home, each different.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Around our home

Beginning a blog at the busiest time of year is probably not the smartest thing to do! I thought I would learn how to add photos and use blogspot by adding some photos from around our home. I am married to a wonderfully talented man who has helped to make our home cozy with his great creations!

Joe painted the stairway about 10 years ago and I have yet to pick up the pearls!

We had so much fun creating this faux fireplace in our dining room. Purely decorative, we painted each "shard" by hand. Each brings back a memory of a dish we've owned at one point in our lives. We had so much fun sitting together and painting this!

Once our boys married, Joe painted a picture of each from photos taken in childhood. This painting is of our oldest son Joey standing by the big tree at my parents' home.

Tom loved to go to the playground with my mother when he was little. This painting is from a picture she took of him on one of their adventures.