Thursday, December 31, 2015


Christmas 2015 has come and gone. It was another good one spent with family and friends. I wanted to share some of our pictures and memories.

The end of November found me bringing all of the Christmas decorations down from the attic. This year I decided enough was enough. I have collected our decorations over a great number of years and this year I decided I was going to get out everything and go through it. I ended up taking three loads of things to Hillcrest Thrift Shop. The last trip volunteer Dana said, "Aren't you through yet?"  

This is what my living room floor looked like... (it took two pictures.) Before I forget...if you would like to see how I organize/store my Christmas tree ornaments, you can see my DIY here. 

This is what it looked like after I was finished...

Downstairs in my husband's domain...

Here is a close up of my old-fashioned Christmas tree. All of the ornaments are ones that I made (that's how they started out), gifts, ones made by my mother and my auntie, and the ones I kept that belonged to my mother. The felt wise man in the center was on our first tree (along with the other two and at least one camel). 

Mo Grandchildren thought the tree was cool. He saw Donald Duck and wanted to know where Mickey Mouse was. (Fortunately Mickey was there.)

We celebrated our Christmas with our MO family on the evening of the 23rd and then attended church with them on Christmas Eve.

 Then the next morning, Christmas Day, we were off to CO to spend Christmas with our older son and his family.

At Mimi's with my husband's sister and her family.

One last view of Pike's Peak...until our next visit.

I am looking forward to making many more memories with family and friends in 2016 as God blesses me every day with His love, His mercy, and His grace.