Sunday, December 15, 2013

Happy Holidays!

This week we're starting to wrap things up here in NC and pack up to go to FL for the holidays. Before things get too crazy, I thought I'd do a quick post.

There's lots of pictures in this one folks, gotta catch up from after Halloween.

Fall 2013

What Fall would be complete without pumpkin spice challah bread?

Sitting down to our Thanksgiving dinner.  (no worries that's David's glass of wine off to the right)

Getting ready for Christmas
Our beautiful tree!  This year we chose a long needle pine. I've never had one before (being a FL gal, we only had fir trees) but I love it!

One Sunday we had a wintry mix kind of day,  Lena chose to change into pjs for the rest of the day.

Our Santa visit this year was a great success.  Here they are reading her Rudolph book.

Lena in front of our Christmas tree.

The Light Balls of Sunset Hills

My neighborhood in Greensboro is known for hanging light balls from the trees throughout the neighborhood.  They are just light strands around balled up chicken wire.

But when the whole neighborhood does it, the effect is magical.

Each year the neighborhood hosts a 5k that runs through the lighted streets at night.  They close the roads off to vehicles.  Neighbors come out and sing carols and cheer you on.  Some play music others played instruments in small groups.  It was so much fun!  My favorite 5k ever!

Stitching Update
Here are my four sampler Christmas Stockings by Mary Beale.

I've posted 3 of 4 in the past.

But this year..Asta (my dog) has his own.

And I just finished Violet's Blue by Blackbird Designs.