Tuesday, December 23 –
A group of young people braved the freezing weather tonight to visit a few homes around town and do some caroling. When they got back, the ladies of the church had snacks and hot drinks ready. They sang a couple of songs for us. Very lovely. Afterwards, they stayed late and played cards and games for a while.
Sunday, December 21 –
On the way to church tonight I captured this sunset on my phone.
After parking at the church, it had become even more intense.
Unrelated (but fun) photos
A load of hay
Carolina’s pretty hair
A nice deer out my window coming back from the mailbox
A wonderful box of goodies from Joe and Audrey in Germany
Stockton’s amazing apple cobbler he fixed one night
Marian about to destroy this tower made of cardboard bricks
Rogue gets warm by the fire on Stockton’s shoulder
Marian on her potty chair
Marian asleep in her car seat
Marian making biscuits
Stockton reading by the woodstove
Still making biscuits
Rusty on the rug
A heart-shaped biscuit
One of Carolina’s Christmas cards she passed out at church
Coconut on the couch
During their Christmas visit to Texas, Jordan and Atlanta still had to keep working on their home business. They make vintage-style metal doll beds and photo-prop beds and the mattresses and bedding for them. They got flooded with orders only a few weeks before Christmas. Here’s an example of boxes going out in the mail today.
Check out their business on the web and on facebook where you can find a coupon code good for 10% off through February 14.
Tuesday, December 9 –
The weather’s been so fine and Marian enjoys being outside, so we’ve been giving her rides in the kid’s old wagon. The door is off, and the seats are cracked or missing, but with a few pillows, it’s perfect for Marian…and Coconut (who doesn’t miss a chance to ride).
To see Marian having fun in the red wagon and more antics, watch this video:
The Red Wagon from Shannon Ranch on Vimeo.
Marian’s first Christmas gift was an ornament from great Aunt Debra and great Uncle Chris Shannon. We filmed her as she opened it.