Happy December! Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving wishes. We've had a whirlwind long weekend and I haven't had a chance to visit everyone, but will be stopping by soon!
We had Phillip's family over for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time together. We've been finding creative ways to use up the leftovers and a big pot of turkey soup is next on our list.
I thought I would share some pictures of what we've been up to. I've also included pictures and poems from a couple of Ideals magazines I found at the thrift store.
A gingerbread house made with Nana.
Deep in the forest where all dreams come true
Is a gingerbread house just waiting for you.
Its roof is a mixture of sugar and spice
And the chimney is made of everything nice.
The stained glass windows are flattened gumdrops!
Mr. Squirrel wasn't the only getting a Christmas tree...
A tray of goodies to munch on while putting on the lights and ornaments.
Nana dipped gingerbread cookies in melted dark chocolate.
Where the rarest joy held reign,
And the chimney roared amain,
With the firelight like a beacon
Through the frosty windowpane.
~James Whitcomb Riley
Hitch up the horses, climb in the sleigh;
Cover up warm for we're off today
For a Christmas at Grandma's house...
For an old-fashioned Christmas
like those long ago.
Ernest Jack Sharpe
I hope you all have a wonderful start to this new month!