December 12, 2006
Christmas & Parties & Pirates, oh my!
our little fatty, perfect!
the vellum project ...
yes, that is bluebeard, jack sparrow, mr and mrs. claus as well as captain hook and blackbeard! do not ask me to explain, it's a band thing... we just don't get it!
Oh Christmas, holdiays and fun. Daughter #1 had her 18th (!) birthday this past weekend, she was playing handbells (a 1/4 semester filler course which landed her this extra duty in December) at the yearly performance,er, concert, er hoopla called the Holiday Village, (this year it was a Pirates of the Carribean theme which was extra funny to me - hey is it Halloween no it's Christmas, no Halloween, no ....), my younger art classes worked with some wonderful vellum and ink projects and the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree ensued. Oh yes! and the annual decorating party on Saturday night at Mary Ellen's house... which always puts us in the mood for our own tree. We love our vintage aluminum tree complete with the color wheel and sequin garland, but the live, (or is that freshly killed?) tree holds a place in the main room, so here is our petite fatty all decked out with lights and ornaments. All and all it was a full weekend, but not stressful at all and a whole lot of laughs! More on topic later.