Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!! Here is my little photo essay on my holiday experiences to live up all the fun pastimes of the season!

My Gramma Dorothy and I made this gingerbread house. We broke all the rules on the recipe for how to bake it...even though I had to bully gramma into doing it! Grampa John helped me hold everything in place while I icing-ed the pieces together; ever the carpenter, even in gingerbread! Thanks Grampa! We made the house for a gingerbread house competition and it won 1st place in the adult category and grand prize!









Then came back to New York and trimmed the tree with Jason, Mollie, Trevor, and Eric. Trevor helped me cut out all the doilies into different sizes to make snowflake ornaments. ...and then helped me wear the leftover donuts as bracelets...

Trevor made himself a doily earring.


Up go the snowflakes and glittered pinecones! This is our recession tree, we spent no money on ornaments. Pinecones were from last year, doilies are going to be part of our living room chandelier...

Ta DA!



Ginny Branch suggested a sledding day and then couldn't join! So sad. But Meggs, Haylie, Mollie and I went and thought fond thoughts of her.

My camera battery died so I've actually borrowed these photographs from Haylie. It was so wonderful to be in the park with all these people sledding and squealing and having such a blast! These are people I would normally just bustle right by on the sidewalk, but here we all were, rolling in the snow! Pretty magical what a bit of H2O can do.


Merry Christmas, everyone!

2 comments:

AnnettSSours said...

wonderful ..................................................

bee said...

Is that a crocheted tablecloth on your wall? How clever! It looks great. And I like your recession tree. Minimalist trees look better anyway. I wish I had some restraint but I can't resist piling it on.