Christmas is coming fast, and there is snow on the ground, but the house is dry and warm, so I am happy. Doesn’t take much to make me happy.
More photos of kids, baking, charlie-brown trees, and possibly cats, this week. Growing up we never had trees at our house, so I had to go to family for such a thing. I love the smell of Balsam Fir and that wasn’t always what we had for a tree, but I would go down into the woods, often enough on snowshoes and gather an armful of boughs for the mantel and tables, so I could have my smells of Christmas along with the baking.
The old wood cookstove, covered in stockings for the family!
A book! They all love getting a book…
Strummin’ along… the ukulele was a big thing that year, all the girls got one.
Christmas baking – messy results!
Sticky hands! We use powdered sugar to roll out cookies, keeps them from getting tough.
Covered in flour and sugar – maybe we should bake her?
The traditional one gift to open on Christmas eve…
The cat, killing Santa. Fortunately, just an ornament.
They thought this was the neatest thing – lying on their backs looking up into the lit tree.
Tree-huggers! They love their tree
One year we went to a local tree farm for our tree. A little one!