Thursday, November 29, 2012

.story of a lovely afternoon.

"This one!! This is the BEST one!!!"

Beautiful Christmas quilt from my childhood received this week in a care package from my sweet mom.

Gotta love friends who can grab a saw from home on their way over for dinner!

Going on in this picture: ornament-making, stocking-sewing, and 4th grade math homework.

This was totally candid and made me happy when I saw it on the camera. I believe I was admiring an ornament A made for my tree out of truck fabric!

Miss Erica was an awesome decorator and photographer- and also brought me a gorgeous ornament she MADE shaped like a little book, "because I know you like books".

So grateful for friends who fill my little house with joy and with help decorating and celebrating (and with ornaments and stockings).

Grateful for a tree filled with lights and wreaths in every window.

Also found this pic on my camera at the end of the night. :-)


One Thankful Mom said...

What a glorious day - and your place looks beautiful.

April said...

This made me tear up with happiness! What great photos and what a great story!

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