In case anyone noticed I’ve been in absentia on my blog just about all of December. I can’t really count the Porch post I recycled from 3 years ago and let me tell you – this house had no decorations up until last Saturday. And even then only the living room got a tree with a few decorations from the craft heap pulled into service. I’ll be happy when March rolls around and I have just one tree to undecorate! Noooo – just kidding – I always take it down by Valentine’s Day! Anyway. I’m going to recount the past 20 days in pictures! Yes – I just knew you’d be excited to spend the weekend before Christmas looking at my December! NOT.
I almost forgot that we did a little Christmas decorating at Oodles. Yawn…do you think it needs more brown? I put some pink in just to rebel. Really it’s so out of place I need to find that tussie a nice pink home.
That same week we decorated the trees at church. The other decorator and I somehow mixed up our days so I was on my own decorating the trees and windows. Actually it was nice and peaceful spending the day in church all by myself.
I finished my pages for The Itty Bitty Book Club. So anxious to get this book back in the mail.
and the Football Banquet for my dearly loved Cedar Ridge Raiders…especially that one giving me the “serious” look.
And I crafted making memory rings
Now this has become about my favorite Christmas “event” to attend. Vespers at St. Martins in Austin hosts the choirs of Texas Lutheran College. Their voices are truly beautiful as is St Martins at Christmas.
Later that week was our Bunco club’s Christmas party – we invite all the subs from the past year and do a gift exchange after 9 rounds of bunco. They look like nice Lutheran ladies but trust me – they’re all three sheets to the wind. hahaha
This year my older son and his family will be spending Christmas in snowy Illinois so last Sunday night we all got together for some family time. I’d heard about the drive through light display in Round Rock. I heard it was fabulous and just knew that my less than enthusiastic family would love it once they got to experience it. There were soo many cars that the 1/2 hour drive through the park actually took an hour. And guess what – it seemed like THREE! Let’s just say they were…uh…mediocre. Here’s my grandsons enjoying them. They love having their pictures taken!
We came back and had gumbo and gave them their gifts. I tried to set the timer so I could take a family picture and that didn’t work out for me. So I said let me just take one of them. They love me taking their picture….jerks. But they’re my jerks and I love them all to pieces.
So that’s how my December has gone so far. I haven’t a clue what Beverly has planned for Pink Saturday but I’m linking this tome anyway. Merry Christmas bloggy buds – I hope all your dreams come true! xo Nancy