Happy Christmas Eve Eve. It is almost 6:30 a.m. and still quite dark out there. I can hear traffic at the end of our street, but otherwise things are quiet. No birds yet. Mabel just threw up on the kitchen floor, but she was quiet and I didn't realize she was getting sick!
Yesterday I finally got out the birch log that we put on the buffet at Christmas time. And, I added red candles to it. The jewel tree that Fletcher's Mom made is also displayed on the buffet and it looks nice. That's it for decorating. It is simple and plenty.
Here is our tree:
Fletch bought a full sized tree and then had it cut down so that it could go in the stand and sit on a small table in the living room. Voila! I really like it. Some favorite ornaments. First up, the one I think I show every year - one that was made by Colin when he was 5. We love it because he made it, but also a piece of the gold glitter migrated onto one of his front teeth (not terribly visible in this picture):
Next up is an ornament that Colin & Mailing gave us on Tuesday night:
The detail and the embroidery on this hedgehog are exquisite.
And one more cute critter alongside a vintage bell ornament (one of many that adorned my tree growing up).
Well, I do have a few reports to run this morning and then I think (know) I will be finished for a few days. My office "closes" at 1 today and Friday and Monday are both holidays. YAY!!
Not sure if I will post tomorrow or not. I'll be baking a cake first thing in the morning for dinner at Mailing's parents Friday night. So, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Enjoy and Make Merry!!