Monday, 22 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Amber alerted me to visitors yesterday. Momma and youth were in our driveway! Wonderful to see them again! Momma had already gone down to the neighbor's by the time I got the camera.
Monday, 8 December 2008
And this adorable Holy threesome was my very first Nativity set. Bought it myself from my Mom's cousin Mart when she had a store in Henderson, MI. Always kept it in a tiny xmas tin in the hutch. I am guessing that it is about 35-40 years old.
This pretty under glass is also a miniature and made from clay. Mike bought it for me when we were vacationing in Sorrento, Italy, March, 2005.
Put up the 3 miniature trees yesterday. This is a Hallmark "Woodland Baby" of Kelli's. The Kitchen fairy is from a set of 3 that Connie gave me in TX.
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Celtic Creche, given to me by Debbie Cox when we lived in Aberdeen and spent so much of our time Questing for Pictish Stones! Perfect!
This is the baby Jesus from a set I bought in Barcelona. I hemmed and hawwed about getting both parts and decided just to get the Holy Family and ox and burro. Got home and was furious with myself, Chelsi was in Barcelona for a Spanish Program, so I explained where I bought it and what it looked like, etc. (and in Spanish and all in text messages!) When she came home and showed me "tres reyes y tres camelos" that were exactly the same size and right color, I was sooo excited and so was she! Good job Chelsi! I love the bright colors!
This is the complete set...isn't it fun?
Newest addition to collection... gift from my Momma in Michigan this summer for my birthday.
"Traditional nacimientos picture the birth of Jesus. It seems than Saint Francis of Assisi was the first one to come out with the idea of representing with figures the scene in the stable of Bethlehem. That first nacimiento was placed inside a cave in Greccio, Italy, in 1223, to later become a well established tradition in that country.
The excellence of Mexican artisans helped in a significant way to the development of this custom in our country. A typical nacimiento shows Jesus in a crib, with the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph at His side. Inside the portal (porch), which can take the form of a cave, a stone house or a cabin, there are several animals surrounding the Holy persons: burros, oxen, sheep, cows, horses. Additional personalities who take part are shepherds, angels, pilgrims, and the Kings from the East who came to adore Him. The star they followed to Bethlehem always crowns the nacimiento, giving it light and color." This was found at http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/travel/ldumois/ldcposadas.html
I have a collection af nacimientos and hope to post their pictures over the next couple of days.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Kelli and I put up some outdoor lights today and giggled wildly throughout the process! Also got pretty snow covered and brrrrr was it cold!
Still eating T-Day leftovers and they are YUMMY!
Perfected this year's Christmas Card and started putting it together while we watched "The Holiday".
Made my own signature font online for free. http://www.yourfonts.com/ This is too much fun!
Also have this cool site where you generate a old looking library card with your own text.
Looking forward to the holiday season...starting My Journal tomorrow!
Happy First Sunday in Advent!
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Went shopping today and that was a first for me! Never done the BLACK FRIDAY thing before. And tonight 8 of us ate a new Italian place over off of Spenard. Very nice!
Tomorrow Kelli and I are taking a Viking Cooking School class at Allen and Petersen..."Around the World Cookie Swap"!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
You are Strength
Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy.
This is a card of courage and energy. It represents both the Lion's hot, roaring energy, and the Maiden's steadfast will. The innocent Maiden is unafraid, undaunted, and indomitable. In some cards she opens the lion's mouth, in others she shuts it. Either way, she proves that inner strength is more powerful than raw physical strength. That forces can be controlled and used to score a victory is very close to the message of the Chariot, which might be why, in some decks, it is Justice that is card 8 instead of Strength. With strength you can control not only the situation, but yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining one's personal honor. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
With the help of Emily Falconbridge's "Messy Journal" video, I have my xmas journal up and running for this year's "Journal My Christmas" with Shimelle. Once you join Shimelle's class you are able to receive her prompts every year! What a deal! And I know I left the edge on...extra paper and I love the words "Figgy Pudding"!!!!!
Monday, 17 November 2008
Amber purring in my lap
Kelli's yummy butternut cake (and it is good for you)
Chelsi here for dinner (and to do her laundry)
Mike and I watching "Chuck"
Big Beautiful sun as it set and reflected like molten gold over the inlet. (Was driving so could not get a picture)
Janet, my dear friend, called from Detroit airport on her way back to the Netherlands.
Cinnamon scented candle burning in my kitchen.
Read Em's happy list here... http://www.embers.typepad.com/
So had a bit of a computer glitch, but thanks to my hubby and his colleagues, it is working again! Supposedly, there was a heat issue stemming from internal smoldering of cat hair!!!! So, I guess I need to keep Amber off of my lap while computing and off of the computer while I am not computing! See previous post from this summer! (JULY 21, 2008) Amber just loves my computer and my lap... she is holding down my arms now as I try to type...the constant movement bothers her not in the least!!!
Here are some pictures~~~you know I love our view and then I took one of the frost.
ok so having problems uploading! Try again later!
And big thanks to KAY! She called to tell us that the Northern Lights were out! Pretty, but not spectacular. The moon was very bright and made them harder to see! Still counts as my first sighting though!!!