Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Our three-foot, pre-lit Christmas tree sits atop our flour table. We've bedecked it with apples, berries and birds in nests ... very naturalistic and reminescent of our home in the woodlands.

It's a busy busy time. My sis arrived, daughter and son-in-law and granddaughter arrived (so thankful for a safe journey), mom's here, we babysat the grands while my son and daughter-in-law did their holiday shopping, my other sister and brother-in-law arrive this afternoon, and we all share dinner tonight.

M and J will pick up the grands this morning, and the rest of us will be cooking, putting out gifts, and getting ready for several days of feasting and gift opening.

No one has slept much, I have to admit. anticipation, excitement, and fatigue seem to be plaguing the adults and toddlers ... ah well, what's sleep when we can bask in family and laughter!


Lorraine said...

Oh that's so sweet -- the painting and the sentiments expressed. It's nice reading your family's day by day Christmas gathering story, with illustrations!!!
Hugs and Happy Holidays,

Teri C said...

What a great idea for a naturally decorated tree! And lovely painting.

martha said...

Great little sketch. Your tree sounds just lovely.

Patti Gramza said...

Lin, your home is full of love and fun and great cooking and gifts and there is nothing more special than that! I think your tree is beautiful!!!! Your drawing too! Heheheh! Have a great time this next few days!!! You are a great Nonna and Mom........everyone should be so blessed!!!!! Love,Patti

Anonymous said...

Lin you are such an inspiration - even being so busy you find time for art! :) Lovely tree and I love the background on the peachy rose too!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet little display. I hope things slow down for you now and you can relax and enjoy all your hard work!