I had a half-day off yesterday, a kind of surprise. So we got the boxes of holiday decorations out of the shed in the back yard, and I started putting together the seasonal look to the new house.
In pulling things out of the bright red and green tubs that they are stored in, it brought back memories of last year's celebration. My grandbaby and her family had traveled up from Louisiana to St. Louis for Christmas, spending a few days visiting. And this year, no one has to travel - not counting a few blocks apart. It reinforces that I made the right decision to do the move. It's wonderful!
These are a few of the holiday books I made last year, I've put them under the tree and I'll open them up in their fan-shape later and hang them, too.
I put the tree up on a table, and only used two of the three sections, to get it up off the floor out of the way of curious little fingers.
I'm working on some handmade gifts for family. There are pies and rolls in the oven, preparing for the big Thanksgiving Day lunch. We're all gathering at one house for lunch, to eat together as a great big group.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you enjoy family, friends and food today!