I love the holidays - and seeing my son Jesse, Sarah and granddaughter, Margot. They came up from Atlanta on Wednesday after the snow melted and spent the afternoon with us. I'd not decorated very much in the cabin since there really isn't room for a big tree or other decorations, but here is a shot of our little Christmas area:
We had fun opening our gifts and here is Margot wearing one of the sweaters I made her while she was practicing standing up - with Sarah holding the chair steady. The little chair was Jesse's when he was a toddler. Mike replaced and hand whittled the two side spindles and made the whole chair more secure and comfortable, and I painted it. I'm going to post before and after pictures in another post; it turned out so cute!
And here is one more shot of Margot in another hat I made her. She wasn't feeling great when she first arrived since she'd just gotten a shot for a bad ear infection she's had - so was a little quiet and subdued, but she livened up quickly. She is the best natured baby ever and so much fun to be around. And Jesse and Sarah are such good parents; I love seeing them all together.
I'll post more detailed pictures of all the things I crocheted tomorrow for those who are interested since most aren't in this post. I made some hats for Jesse too, but didn't get a picture of him trying them on... and quite a few other things...
Here is the present I made for Mike this year, "50 Reasons Why I Love You", in a little bottle:
He takes out one "reason" a day, each morning, and reads why I love him. It was fun making a list of all the reasons and I've come up with a few others since I filled up the bottle. I'm thinking about just adding them as I think of them.
We had a wonderful extended Christmas and today is New Years Eve already! Holy cow, time is flying by. Our big plans are to stay home and have a quiet evening tonight; we're not one for crowds and noisy places. I think we'll try the new wine that Jesse brought Mike. We won't make it to midnight though; we never do!
Happy New Year everyone!