Delightful December Sunday Photo Hunt

Always the last to join!! One day I might actually prep this Photo Scavenger Hunt post the night before Sunday?~!! wink, wink… who am I kidding!

Let the fun begin.

This week we were looking for

Holiday Colors, Winter/Holiday Icon, A Tree, Quiet and our Favorite Color

1. Holiday Colors

colors

hundreds

and hundreds of

little tiny Christmas balls…

shiny and old…

you will see them again…

just wait

2.  Winter/Holiday Icon

Father Christmas…  Kris Kringle…  Santa Claus…  St. Nick

he is made of  Mt. St. Helens  ash…

from when she blew her top in May of 1980

I was a child at the time…

our lawn, house, car…  whole city…

was covered in 2-3 inches of the stuff!

crazy times!

anywho…

I love this St. Nick…

he is about 12 inches tall and thin

holding a wreath

he has a classic look about him…

and is made out of the elements of a wild childhood memory

he is one of my favorite holiday decorations

and by many considered an icon, yes?!

but…

maybe…

maybe this guy is a more classic icon?

I dunno…

I can’t pick just one…

(is it ok Ashley?? if  I sneak in extra pics sometimes?!)

seriously

can Christmas really take place without Charlie Brown

and his dog snoopy?

I can relate to Charlie sometimes.

really.

3.  A Tree

recognize the balls?

this is not my best photography…

but this little tree has a story…

it has been mine since I was 7 years old…

I have had it for 33 years… (yikes!)

I bought it for 25 cents… crazy!

at a Fun Night at Edison Elementary School in 1977

I think it was even a Halloween fun night??

it is a dangerous little vintage tree…

it says on the box it was made in 1948

the danger is…

one little bump

and ALL of those little balls fall off…

tink, tink, tink…

ALL OVER the floor!!

you have to Quickly and Painfully collect them all

before the dog gets them!!

and then you Get To

painfully put them all back on the little tree…

trying very carefully not to bump it again while you are doing it…

it is not as easy as it sounds!!

TRUST ME!

special memories that little 25 cent vintage tree has in my heart!

my loving mom let me put the balls on that tree for years

YEARS!  every time it got bumped…

because I HAD to have it when I was 7…

I like to think she smiles down from Heaven at me

every Christmas

when I pull out that tree…

4.  Quiet

sometimes when the kids go to bed

and the house is finally quiet

the lights are down low

we pull out the decaf

and a little Irish Country Cream

ah……. peaceful and warm and fuzzy!!

and QUIET!

have I mentioned my son…

the boy… the one I home school….

He chatters ALL DAY LONG…

ALL DAY … never stops talking!!

never quiet.

oh… and just for the record…

he talks in his sleep too!!

Makes the mommy smile

and even laugh out loud..  at times

I Need that peaceful Quiet sometimes!!

5.  Favorite Color

it changes…

I used to love reds and purples…

black is always a classic favorite with me…

but…

for the last couple years I am drawn to greens and blues…

do you see the little coats on the angel babies behind that tree??

relaxing colors… peaceful… calming…

speaking of peaceful, calm and relaxing…

It is SO time for bed ~

I need sleep!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a peaceful, calm, relaxing day!

tomorrow (today) morning… (now) really… when you read this…

I will be making 45 gingerbread boys out of applesauce, cinnamon and glue…

in 50 minutes… with 18 children tomorrow… er… today… Now…

that is 2 to 3 gingerbread boys per child… in one hour!!

My sweet man pointed out that is basically one a minute!

with the K-2 grade kids helping… wish me luck!!!

Speaking of calm… NOT.

Back to that sleep I need!

ta ta for now!

Blessings~

Jenn~

ps  I will try try try to get a few pics and write a post about the cinnamon, applesauce and glue recipe… it makes wonderful delightful smelling Christmas ornaments!  I have made them for years!!

ok… ok…

you want a sneak peek of one my kiddos made a couple years ago??

they make Great Christmas gifts for friends and family!!  😉

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