Our Christmas tree....
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Jim Shore Christmas collection.
Willow Tree Nativity....
My miniature tree....
These are ornaments of the singing snowmen and they sing too!
S & P Shakers
Beautiful Poinsettia from my friend Kendra at bowling.
Living room with Singing snowmen for James to enjoy!
James had an amazing time with all of the singing snowmen! They came over for a second time and he just loved playing with them again.
These are the plush that James set out on the sofa.
Then there was a train that we had. Haven't used it in years. Actually we don't ever even remember using it. Anyway James loved it but it is too delicate of a train for his age and it had it's own issues so we are giving it away and got a new one.
Here's the new one. Marks been having fun with it!
So they came over on Sunday.....James loved the new train.
Eating some cheese spread with a spoon....
His first Gingerbread house. I squeezed out the frosting and he put on the candy.
He opened a Christmas present. Lincoln Logs from Aunt Amber & Uncle Dylan. We had decided to give out some early gifts because Christmas Day is going to be overwhelming for him with gifts just like his birthday party was.
Would you believe that I have five large bins of decorations that I did not put out this year. It is definitely time to downsize again. I did that about 5 years ago. I just can't do it all anymore.
Got my Christmas cards in the mail on the 10th and got the out of town gifts mailed on the 13th. I do the click-n-ship and take them to the post office to be scanned. Everyone received them in record time. We have also received everyone's gifts to us here at the house.
I'll be making a Hoska which is a Bohemian Sweet Bread on Christmas Eve like I always do. Mark and I will be alone and plan on making a Prime Rib dinner. However we will have Roxy and Gracie here while they celebrate Christmas with Gabby's family on Christmas Eve. The pups will not be spending the night.
I'm thinking that maybe they can come one more time for James to play with things again before I pack things up. I usually wait a few weeks until I start to pack things up.
We will be going to their house on Christmas Day. It should be a fun! We will be having a low key afternoon with Lou Malnati's frozen pizza from Chicago and lots of great snacks to eat.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each and everyone one of you and your families. May 2022 be a wonderful year filled with blessing from God.