We had a busy weekend, starting with two different Christmas parades Friday night. Although I don't have any photographic evidence, Emma's marching band played a few Christmas tunes at the Grandville parade, while Josie's dance/cheer team performed in the Greenville Christmas parade.
On Saturday, the girls and I headed to our A-frame cottage while Chris joined us later that evening. When we arrived, we spotted a series of boats racing across the ice with special blades. If you look closely you can see a group of people standing in the middle of the lake. We actually watched them skating out to the center of the lake! The girls were eager to test out their ice skates so when Chris arrived, I had him drill into the ice to confirm that it really was deep enough. Sure enough, the ice was nearly five inches thick in front of our cottage.
Soon after, he was busy clearing off the ice and the girls were in ice skating heaven.
Although we've been dreaming of a more elaborate fireplace, it's not in our budget right now and so we found a small electric fireplace for the A-frame downstairs. Isn't it cute? The wooden wreath is an estate sale rescue.
Like everyone, I've been busy decorating our house for Christmas and I'll be sharing some of my favorite Christmas estate sale rescues later this week. Christmas hugs!!
I'm happy to announce that Josie pulled Holly from Damita's Pretty Wrap for my Kim K. Christmas give-away.
I had meant to update the blog last night but the evening escaped from me. Congratulations, Holly. Please send me an email with your address and I'll get this in the mail this weekend! You all know how much I love to restore and collect dollhouses, and my favorite dollhouse is now all decked out for Christmas. One of my favorite estate sale finds over the last few weeks, was this reindeer Santa light and it fits perfectly on the roof of the house. Have yourself a wonderful weekend! Be sure to take time to play!
In 2008, we traveled to China to adopt a toddler who needed
heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with SN adoption. When I'm not at work, you might find me at an thrift/antique store or estate sale. I also love to sneak in a craft project and decorate our multiple dollhouses with my girls.
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In 2008, we went to the Jiangxi Province to adopt a little girl who needed open-heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with a SN adoption with others.
When I'm home from work, I love to sneak in a weekly craft project or a trip to my favorite antique/thrift stores. Come play with me!