I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Christmas things that I've made. Still cleaning...still digging out Christmas boxes, but I did find these. It's such a treat to bring out things that I love. I made the big nativity last year. Santa and Mrs Clause were made 11 or 12 years ago. HoHoHo Santa was made 8-9 years ago and the pink victorian Santa was made 12 years ago. That one was the hardest thing I've painted because there is no black line work to hide mistakes and clean it up. His bag has roses in it and some under his arm too. I'm not so good at roses, but I love him all the same. He just makes me smile! :o) Later I will share other decorations as I dig them out. I hope you're all having fun getting ready for Christmas.
Today I grabbed the mail as I was heading out to get Kyle from school. There was a letter from Chad and this picture. They took it in the first few weeks of basic training. I have to say that he is one handsome boy! I know I'm his mom...but he is! As soon as I saw it I started crying. Just so you know, crying and driving at the same time is not recommended. It tends to affect your vision a teeny bit. He says his face has more scars now from things blowing up in his face. Oh my gosh! They are blowing things up at my son....and shooting over his head too. He said "not to worry because it was concussion, not frag, even though it lifted him off the ground...fun fun." What the heck does that mean??? On the back of the picture it says "Your loving son...forever grateful for your guidance and protection. I love you all! Chad A George"
***Edited*** Perhaps I should have explained better. It isn't necessarily the first 3 people who comment, because some blog readers are already on my mailing list and some readers may not be interested. I did get an email from Briana and it appears that Carrie wants one too, so I have one more to give away. :o)