|Mom's little German Erzgebirge village. I think some pieces came from her mom.|
On Thanksgiving evening we did a special thing. The girls and I helped my mom decorate her house for Christmas. I'm not sure the last time I got to do that. Maybe it was when I was in college. It was precious to see my girls carefully unpack the decorations I used to handle each year of my childhood, Many of them were things my mother had even helped her mother decorate with as a child.
|Noah is watching over the plastic box|
|A box from dad and mom's alma mater, Ball State University|
|My aunt made this a long time ago. If this were in my current household, I think it would be destroyed.|
|From when mom and dad were first married|
|Very old ornament from mom's mom|
|Mom with angel ornament from when she was a girl|
|Saraiah discovers treasure|
|grandma and the girls|
These are some bonus shots from Grandma's house.
|The obligatory Mancala game with a little shell substituting a missing bead.|
|Grandma's box of crayons|
|My birthday cake (earlier that week) It is SOO pretty.|
|This is a remake of a photo we did when she was just one. My sunshiny princess.|
|little sis, always admiring and learning|