The Advent wreath was sagging a little after four weeks but
the stars still gleamed in full splendour.
At our house we keep the old European tradition of
celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve.
The stars are all handmade by my daughter and granddaughters.
The tree is trimmed at dusk with both granddaughters on the job
decking it's full 15' height with traditional glass decorations, some
over 60 years old, that I had shared with my daughter when she
left home which preserved them from the As Wednesday
bush fires that consumed our house a few months later.
Everyone was happy, including the animals
The presents had to wait till after the Christmas feast
of which this is just a small sample.
A gentle Christmas with everyone ecstatic about their
presents and just glad to be together. The room was filled with
love and laughter.
The one sad note was that my second chick, that was doing so well,
died in the afternoon and left me sad and bereft.
To all of you out there who celebrate Christmas, may this be one
filled with love and the joy of togetherness!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!