We finally got our Christmas decorating started. We (I) was under pressure to get it done because we were getting ready to have a houseful of people over for a Christmas Caroling night yesterday evening. This is the second time we've hosted this event. We didn't do it last year (can't remember why....) I hope this becomes an annual event! This year we got bales of hay from our friends the Nielsons and our friends the Betts' provided the transportation. He has a flat trailer type thing that the bales sat on and then we covered the bales with blankets so that no one would turn into sopranos when they sat down on them! (Did ya like that Kris?) ;-) Anyhow... Once again I failed in the photo taking department. Had I had my head in the game... I would have taken pictures of our musical accompanists! We had two sax players and a flautist (?) and having musicians made such a difference! Hopefully, we'll be able to get them again next year! Although.... Jordan is a senior in high school so we may have to work around her college schedule next year. She is a supremely talented person. She taught herself how to play the sax a couple years ago!
So, my honey and I managed to get the tree put up and the lights up in the windows one night and then I did the rest on the day of the get-together. (Nothing like waiting until the last minute!) Here are a few pic's of the decorations for those of you who might be interested. I didn't do as much as usual since I was a bit crunched for time!
Sorry for the mess. Just ignore that part of all the pictures. And the sun is not wanting to come out so I can have good light for all these shots either. As a matter of fact we've got a little snow flurry thing going on right now. I'm praying for snow on Christmas Day! Well, actually I'm always praying for snow during the month of December!!!!
Okay, one last picture and that is of my Italian Bread Pudding with Almondine Sauce! It's made with Pannatone Bread, which is SO good on it's own! But when made into this concoction.... OH MY! ;-)
And let me tell you! It was YUMMY!
So that is it for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'm heading out with my honey to take care of more Christmas stuff. Hopefully the weather will not make our driving too difficult!