Saturday, December 2, 2017
The first weekend of December! Mine started off with a festive bang -- meeting my mom for breakfast at a place neither of us had been before. We squeezed in a quick sketch of our mugs of tea before our plates of sautéed mushrooms and onions, homemade chicken sausage, and porridge arrived!
A quick dash into the Goodwill sales yielded a brown teapot needed for my upcoming class and a microwave that looked promising. I stopped by Lowes to grab a Christmas tree and headed home where we tried out the microwave only to find it was way too loud. Back in the van it went to await a return.
Laura and I went down to Fountain Square to a wreath-making open house my sister Emily was holding at a local shop. I didn't realize how festive it would feel to create something beautiful, especially with Laura by my side making her own small wreath. We both loved it!!
The evening found us all in the living room for the traditional "snacky dinner" that accompanies the tree decorating. Michael put on the lights and two of the children decorated while everyone else gave directions, snarky comments, or encouragement from the edges.
As part of our Christmas Class we are reading Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol (this version which I love because of all the illustrations) so tonight I let the kids watch the Christmas Carol movie. And now off to rest for the Lord's Day tomorrow!
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