When Matthew and Haleigh got off the bus after school on Thursday, we decorated our traditional gingerbread house. Well, okay, we have done two now, so we'll call it a tradition. :) I purchased a pre-assembled house, complete with everything needed to make a sweet looking house.
Since our trip to New Orleans was in December, it was fun to see all the beautiful Christmas trees along the way. I took a photo of the one in the Indianapolis airport, and decided to make a photo collage of some of the trees we saw on our trip. Locations below.
Indianapolis airport | Omni Royal Orleans Hotel | Lafitte's Blacksmith Shoppe
Bevolo Gas Lights | Commander's Palace | Shop in Jackson Square
Dining room at Court of Two Sisters | Courtyard at Court of Two Sisters | Jackson Square
We were a little late in getting our own tree this year. Since we had our Thanksgiving dinner on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, I didn't want the tree up during the meal. I like to do my holidays one at a time. Then we went to New Orleans, so we had to wait until the next weekend to get our tree. We have been going to Bohman's Tree Farm for years, and for the last few years, have taken the grandkids along. Scheduling didn't work for them to go this year, so Jim and I had to choose the tree ourselves. We are usually fine with one of the trees they have pre-cut, but since we were late to the party, the selection was slim. That meant climbing onto the wagon and heading for the hillside to cut a tree. Just like the old days.
Back at his house, Noah was talking to his nativity set. "Don't be afraid," he says.
I received this snapchat of David and Cayden, who is ready for Christmas (and missing his Granny, I think). :)
One week 'til Christmas! Wishing you peace. on. earth.