We put up the Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Samantha and Luca were here to help.
The weather was mild which was nice for putting up the outside lights.
Damian helped, too.
Making cookies the Saturday before Christmas.
Erin (aka Soupy) was here for computer help and was happy to roll up her sleeves (and don an apron) to help with the baking.
A special Christmas Eve
A Super Moon (whatever that is!) in November. Too bad the street light is there.
Can you see the icicle on the elm tree? It is the sap from the tree. We had a quick and steep drop in temperature the night before.
Dave was bothered by the absence of globes on the dining room chandelier. Me, not so much. The weekend after Thanksgiving he said let’s go to The Antique Factory and see if we can find some. I was very doubtful we’d find what we needed. Couldn’t believe he found some right away and they were 50% off! It does look much better with the globes.
Many photos of our Christmas Day hike in nearby Montgomery Hall Park.
The dogs had a great time being off leash. Not many people about.
We had a new visitor over Christmas weekend. A black and white kitten. I’m surprised our 3 cats didn’t chase it away. Hope we can find a new home for it. We certainly don’t need another cat.
More Christmas cheer.
More time for quilting in the winter. I’m basting my ocean waves quilt.
A couple days ago it was near 60 so Dave got out the chain saw and shredder and Damian and I helped him take down and shred some of the trees growing into the meadow…
and around the spring house. It seems to be some sort of invasive that keeps spreading into our native meadow.
Our daughters’ friend, Soupy, built these stairs for our tool shed. We are doing an hour exchange for her. Dave is doing computer work for her and I’m doing some mending.
Another photo of kitty. Uh, oh! We are all getting too comfortable!
Temps were in the 60’s this weekend. Took advantage of the warm weather today and did a little garden cleanup.
Then worked a little on my Christmas cards while watching football. For the card I used a photo I took one evening last winter of our barn rooftop and the moon. I’m very happy with the simplicity of it.
Dave’s mom, Winnie, and brother, Robert, and Samantha’s friend, Colleen, spent Thanksgiving week with us. We played board games every evening. Colleen introduced us to a new game – Ticket to Ride.
Samantha, Colleen and Damian made a pecan pie using Lyle’s Golden Syrup instead of Karo syrup. It was much less sweet which highlighted the pecan flavor. The pecans came from Robert’s yard in South Carolina.