We had a wonderful family Thanksgiving together with all the family. I cooked and baked for two days and we had quite the feast.
I made 144 homemade rolls (YUMMMM) and they are all gone. They are always the first to go. Two turkeys are gone, and all the trimmings. We did overdo it on the mashed potatoes (thank you Schuyler) we had so many I had to freeze some. But everything else was pretty much gone by Saturday. Having a big family makes for a lot of people helping out. We had a grand time together, and it was nice to put the business aside for a few days.
On Friday we headed out early to the mountains to find a few Christmas trees. What a great adventure!
Step 1: Get a permit. Or 5. (This may involve driving for 2 1/2 hours one way--but the price can't be beat--$10 per tree + $.50 per foot above 8'.)
Step 2: Drive three cars-full of people up the canyons to the bottom of a dirt (MUD) road.
Step 3: Put as many people as possible on the 4-wheelers so we can get up the snowy/icy road.
Step 4: Give all the "men" in your group a sharp object to cut a tree with.
(That's Schuyler and JoJo with my grandsons, Landon and Isaac.)
(Nice "apartment-sized" tree for college students.)
Step 5: Send women and small children to scout for suitable trees.
Step 6: Help the grandkids cut the tree.
|"Well, I just thought I'd ask."|
Step 8: View the cuttings.
Step 9: Bring them all "home again, home again, jiggety jig."
Step 10: Find a few shiny ornaments, and using a ladder and as many helpers as possible, allowing several hours, decorate the tree.
(Remember that trees found growing in nature may not be perfect--just as humans--and may have a few missing branches or spaces in places. Large ribbons or fluff of some kind is helpful in filling spaces.)
Editor's Note: Unlike the tree, I don't have any spaces in places, but I do have a bit of fluff here and there.
Step 11: Finished! Ta-Dah!
That's all of the decorating I am doing for now. I have to get back to cutting kits and writing patterns. There is plenty of time, and we will get to the rest of it LATER! It's still November, after all.
Remember, the Holiday Lane Blog Hop is still going on, and there are some great projects to see! I have had so much fun seeing all of the different fabrics and embellishments the blog hoppers are using. Check it out on my sidebar.