Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snowy Sunday

We headed into Calgary last night to attend a fundraiser. Tony's cousin and her husband adopted 2 girls from Haiti about 12 years ago, and have become very involved with providing clean water for Haitians. So we drove through a snowstorm to get there, and had a very nice evening. Saw cousins and spouses that we don't see often, and walked out 12 bottles of wine richer. The deal was for everyone to bring a bottle of wine and then be entered to win 12. Five or six couples won 12 bottles! We got a mixed bag of wines, 4 whites and 8 reds, and quality ranging from "quaffing" to "special".

We are set for the Christmas season now!

I have most of my Christmas decorations up, and love the warmth it gives the house. I have mentioned in previous years that I collect Santas, and generally add to the collection every year. This year there is no new one yet... but over the next few weeks there will be.

This is a guy added to the collection a couple of years ago. I used to put him outside but he kept blowing over, so now he has a special corner and greets our guests as they come in the front door.

This is a bad angle picture of my mantle... oh well. Looks much fuller than the picture would indicate and the santas are bigger than the picture would indicate...I have never professed to be a photographer...
good thing, too!

This is our day here today- and it is still coming down.

So I plan on designing my Christmas cards. I love red and purple for Christmas, so am going with that theme this year. I have an idea in mind, so hopefully the idea and the reality mesh. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

Hope your Sunday is a good one!


sunny said...

Brrrrrrr..... yes, definitely a day for warm indoor activities. Enjoy making your cards. With a little vino perhaps?

Cheryl said...

The snow looks so lovely...perfect for a crafting day...but then I don't have to live in it...right? I love your Santa collection. I collect them too.

LuAnn said...

The snow is pretty, but I'm not quite ready for it here yet. Love your decorations...nice sampling of wine!

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