Here's what we woke up to on "our" Christmas. Nothing like a dusting of white to get everyone up early and really excited about opening packages and stockings.
And, nothing like slipping your boots on over your pajamas, putting on a pair of gloves, and rolling snowballs. Dad and Uncle Joel: you had better watch out! Natalie has excellent aim!
And here's the tree, all lit up and waiting for the presents to be passed out. The tree had been up so long some of the lights at the bottom just finally gave up waiting! But, the presents remained unopened and just bursting to be untied and ripped to shreds.
And inside one of MY packages was this incredible hand-made bag. This bag was commissioned by my friend Judy especially for me by Bernice Jones (sorry if I spelled your name wrong Bernice!) Bernice is the wife of one of the teachers at Judy's school and she takes old wool from coats and jackets and makes bags. Since crows are an on-going theme in my life, Judy knew that I just had to have one on a bag. Everything is hand-stitched and just so soft and comfortable. This package made me so excited when I opened it. Again, black and red...two of my favorite colors... make an appearance. Life is good! Thanks Judy, for all your thoughtfulness. I feel so honored to use this bag and I hope that Bernice knows just how much I love it and appreciate her hard work.