This is the new nativity set that I got just this year....It has a REALLY long story behind it, but I will shorten it and tell you only that I have been wanting this for a VERY long time. I am soo excited about it and I will always remember now that it was the "new" thing I added to our "new" house....I just love it. It is a Jim Shore (for those of you who would be interested) and this picture really does not do it justice at all.
Also "new" for this house is my new buffet...Some old favorites found their way to this including my Thomas Kincade house that plays the night before Christmas and each little room in the house light up one at a time ~ soo cute...My grandkids soo love this.
A closer look...All my little cuties in Christmas frames and some candy treats ~ just what I need.. = )
A view of the family room....notice my new Christmas throw blanket that my wonderful sister made for me..
I have 4 different ones of these darling little Thomas Kincade snowmen....notice the detail even in his hat...Love these...they are sitting by my Thomas Kincade tree (which I forgot to take a pic of, haha) I love this tree as it has scenes from the nativity all around it. (You can kind of see it beside the snowman)
A view of the living room
Our tree....I think we found the perfect spot for it as you can see it from the windows on two sides...soo pretty. I haven't got any presents wrapped yet as you can see
All of my ornaments are old, lots of them are homemade, and soo many of them bring back such wonderful cherished memories...This is one my Melly made in first grade. I LOVE it.
And here is one of Jimmy in pre-school. He was just the cutest thing. And the dough art of John's...we made a bunch of those one year but they were sooo heavy I have gotten rid of all except the ones with the boys names on them. I collected one ornament a year for Melody from the year she was born right up until the year she married, always putting the date etc. When she got old enough I always let her pick put her new ornament. This was always such a fun day for us, even when she got older. We'd make a day of it...Lunch out, some shopping, and finally the selection of the new ornament. We'd come home and put it on the tree. When she married I packed them all up and gave them to her so she'd have some ornaments that first Christmas. I miss them on our tree, but glad she took this part of home with her.
Here is the fabric and patterns of the things I am making. How darling is that fabric? The blouses for the girls are almost done, and I will start the boys shirts when I am finished here.
How Elvis does the holidays...haha....You'd think he lived somewhere where it was actually cold instead of sunny California, haha
This is Melody's Christmas tree and scene in her family room...I love the fact that I can see her things like this
Well I have A LOT to do today and a couple of parties this week-end so I'd best "get crackin" as I would say to my kids, haha...I pray you are all enjoying the season as well, and may we all remember to put Him first.