So, since DSSD came over.......I'm back! (for now!)
We had to get new lights. I don't know how it is in other parts of the country, but, here in Kalifornia there are only LED lights available. I can't even begin to tell you how I HATE LED lights! It actually hurts to look at the tree. The picture doesn't show it at all but they are intensely bright and annoying. We have bought, put up, and taken down tree light three times this week. This is crazy! Oh wait, that was an exaggeration. We didn't put up the second set DSH bought. He brought them home and we plugged them in and thought they were too bluish looking. A very odd looking "white" light. The first set were multi colored and they are very much "jewel" tones. Just not Christmas looking. Now we are shopping on line to find incandescent lights.
The box under the tree is a gift for my parents. The traditional Nutcracker. They don't read this so no secret has been let out. I don't wrap and put presents under the tree until after Dec 15 which is DSH's birthday.
We went camping for Thanksgiving which was awesome. Who would have thought???!!! My youngest daughter married into a family that has camped at the same place for Thanksgiving for years. We never saw my daughter for Thanksgiving so we had to get our own trailer and join them. LOL
We joined them for the first time last year and had a blast. This year my sister and her husband joined us. It was sooooo fun. Three Traeger smokers and one deep fat fryer were brought and used so there was plenty of cooking space.
Here is a photo of the granddaughters in our trailer with our dogs. The dogs made themselves at home on their sleeping bags. They didn't sleep there all night though. They went into our room with us.
The big news is that my oldest daughter is pregnant with our 5th grandchild. This is a miracle baby! We are so excited for them. God is good.
Merry Christmas to all of you in blog land.