We didn’t want to take all the presents to Florida with us and surprised the girls with an early Christmas on the morning of December 21st. (Shh! We’ll be taking a few small presents with us to surprise them again on Christmas! Maybe even Christmas Eve 😉 )
We’re not going to be “home for the holidays” this year, and I wasn’t going to put up our tree…too much work. I’m not one of those people who dig out the Christmas decorations as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are cleared off the table, and always wait until the week-end before Christmas to set up and decorate the tree. But we’ll be gone almost all of Christmas week and it just didn’t seem worth it. But…as you can see…. I changed my mind. Although I kept the decorating to a minimum and only hung the glass ball ornaments and some jingle bells. Good enough 😉
Merry Christmas to all who (like us) celebrate tonight!
I received a Christmas card from a friend recently. I took the card out of the envelope and placed it into the basket with the other Christmas cards that we had received, and put the envelope on my desk because I wanted to save the stamp for a craft project that I have planned.
I picked up the envelope, and it felt slightly heavier than just paper… like there was something inside. I opened it up, and sure enough, there was a coin in the corner. Very odd. I had no idea why, and what it was doing in there. Of course I contacted my friend, who had NO idea how the coin got into the envelope…
Maybe it’s a Lucky Mystery Coin?
To my friends, family, and blog fans:
May this Christmas…
be filled with love…
and happy memories.
Can’t have a Christmas tree without taking some crazy tree pictures!
Camera mounted on tripod, and slow shutter speed both times. For the first one I zoomed in while the shutter was open. For the second one I had the camera in a horizontal position and then flipped it to a vertical position while the shutter was open.