First up, the tree with the German angels on it!
|"How's this, Mom?"|
"Yeah, how's this, Mom?"
"Umm ... Maggie? Are you supposed to be up there?"
That tree has all wooden ornaments, mostly from Germany, one or two from Belgium, and a couple Nativity scene ornaments from Israel. They're all very special!
In case Maggie was blocking anything ...
|"I was OK the first time, though - right?"|
"Fine. Is this better?"
Mom made the quilts on the wall when she and Dad lived at Fort Riley, Kansas, in Montgomery, Alabama, and in Seoul, Korea. They bought the Nutcracker guy in Germany, when they lived in Belgium. Maggie and I are fascinated with his hat and beard!
I like to lay by the fireplace (without a fire, of course) and take it all in.
|"Ooh, very festi-zzzz..."|
Or take a nap. One of the two.
You can sort of see the fireplace mantle - it has a pottery Nativity scene from Belgium and all kinds of angels from all over the world!
|"At least there are no hats!"|
"Don't even mention them, Maggie!"
We'll do close-ups of everything eventually.
To the right on that photo above, you can see another tree - our Patriotic tree! We honor all those men and women serving in our nation's military, remembering them at Christmas and always!
|Me and Mags with the Patriotic tree!|
Mom took more pix of us there yesterday; it's our favorite tree! More to come on that one!
That's enough for today ...
|Mags and me - being perfect angels!|
More to come!