Sunday, December 23, 2007

Holiday Cheer

Craig and I collect Department 56 Original Snow Village pieces. It all started when my sister got us a church piece as a wedding gift. We couldn't have just one! While we have a bunch now, there are certain pieces we have selected because they are a reflection of our real lives together. One example is the piece above - the Comic Book Store. I should have taken a picture from the other side, so the sign would be more visible, but this is the best one I have.

Here are the displays we put up this year, with the lights turned low so that one can get the feel of a holiday village as the sun sets and the Christmas lights come on. Craig set up the village this year, as a gift to me because I'd had a bad day and he knew the village always cheers me up.

We lucked out with the weather here. It's cold and EXTREMELY windy today, but not much snow. Looks like a bit is coming down now - I think the wind makes it look like more than it really is. But a dusting would be nice to cover that black junk you saw in yesterday's post.

Tomorrow we'll be Christmasing with Craig's parents here in Waukesha. Then on Tuesday we will have Christmas with my mom and my sister's family. The gifts are purchased, but I've gotta do some wrapping. I have to make a dish for Tuesday night, but that's it for holiday cooking. So, it will be a nice, relaxing two days off. Then it's back to retailing and prepping for Neptune's 4th anniversary party (January 12th this year).

Happy Holidays to everyone! Stay warm and safe and enjoy the time with your family and friends. And don't forget - new comics are Friday the next two weeks.


Swinebread said...

Nice! Merry Christmas

Ami Angelwings said...

I hope you have a great Christmas Lisa :) <3 Ami

Lisa said...

Thanks Swinebread & Ami! Merry Christmas to you both as well.