Christmas Ready

A cold evening. A crackling fire in the hearth.

With music cranked to semi-loud, time to decorate for Christmas. The pups, Will and Jasmine, it is their first Christmas. The kits, they are familiar with the season. Bringing a tree indoors is extra special for them all. The lights, the ornaments, both are tempting. “Wait until the presents come out,” Tara says. “The risk of mayhem,” Deborah replies.

Jasmine helping with the lights

Strung with 800 mini-lights, around 100 ornaments, the tree was finished three and a half hours later. There will be a couple more days of fussing with the ornaments, and picking up those that have mysteriously fallen on the floor.

Good news – the tree is still standing.

A little decorating of the barn followed, mostly with more lights and a few ornaments here and there.

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Color and Glitter

The color and glitter of Christmas has arrived.

The glitter …

 

 

The color …

the mini-tree in the front room

 

the mini-tree in the master bedroom

 

outdoor lights from the inside

 

Simplicity, vivid colors and size are our rules in decorating. It keeps the next morning “surprises” at a minimum.