Tuesday, December 20, 2011


It was wonderful in Colorado today even though a lot of major highways in the southern part of the state were closed due to a huge snowstorm.  We were on the northern tip of the storm and only received 4 inches of the white stuff.  We took a little time out of the Christmas preparations to go down to the river  to check it out.  The sun was shining and it was beautiful!!
I changed up the decor in our Hoosier cabinet.  The snowmen and Santas were moved into the guest room, and I got out my German Grandmother's set of Putz houses and churches.
She always had the houses and churches on her mantel along with this little mirror, deer, and bottle brush trees.
I, also, spent some time loading up the bags that I assemble to give out to friends.

This year the bags include blogland's famous 'White Trash'.
These cookies are called palmiers in some European countries, which means palm tree.  However, in Germany they are called schweineohren, which means pig's ears.  Gotta love the Germans - we tell it like it is!!!
Earlier I had made these decoupaged wooden tags/ornaments to attach to the bags.
And, everyone will get a couple of the Honig Lebkuchen.
I'm not the greatest photographer, but occasionally I get some lucky shots.  I assembled some series of note cards from pictures I took this past summer while in Germany and France.    I have series of churches, flowers, and other sights that I'm including in the bags.  Just my thing to encourage the writing of notes!
  The big thing I did today was the horrendous trip to the grocery store for the week.  Does anyone else think groceries have really gone up in price?  Tomorrow, we're making the two-hour trip to visit Bob's 97-year-old mother.  
I do believe I'm about ready for the celebration of the birth of our Savior.  How about you?


Anonymous said...

Sally what pretty packages you have made up for your friends with all kinds of wonderful goodies!

Was to have coffee and chat and hand out all the breads I had made for Christmas gifts Tuesday, but God had other plans so they will go in the freezer till we get back from Phoenix.

We were to leave Thursday morning for AZ but the snow delayed the Food distribution truck from delivering Tuesday and will do so THurs. Praying it will come early so we can at least make it part of the way that day as it is about a 13 hour drive. There is also more snow expected Thursday so we will see if that continues to change plans!

Have a blessed Christmas friend and lets try to make a girls date sometime in January- would love to see you!

bee blessed

Marilyn said...

I love the sun reflecting on the river. It makes me want to take a trip to the west over the break. I'm staying home today and planning to put in my clerical day on Jan. 3--- it's nicer to be here now, and then I can get my brain wrapped around classes in the new year. May you and your family enjoy the holidays together. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Lovely post, Sally!

Merry Christmas!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous picture of the river...
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sally!

Neabear said...

Such lovely bags you are preparing for your friends! They are the lucky ones! Beautiful river picture! You caught that one just right!

Merry Christmas!


Sue said...

Okay Sally what in the world is Blogland white trash?....am I missing something??.......
The girls are coming down on Jan. 1st....daughter has Miss B on Christmas Eve and the ex has her Christmas day.....I feel bad that daughter will be all alone on Christmas day.....I'll be spending the whole day sobbing....Our lovely new neighbors invited us over for dinner and they will come here tomorrow night...What a differance a nice neighborhood makes...Have a wonderful Christmas with the fam.......and next post will be the calendar it's a good one this year....our baby is growing up and she's turning into a real ham......Hugs, Sue.