Monday, December 29, 2008

Nativity sets and lost pictures

I wanted share the pics of the two new nativity sets that I got this year. This one I reeived for Christmas from my sister. She surprised me with this adorable set. I don't have any that look like it or even similar so I was very happy with it.


I am planning on putting out my nativity sets this week. I have been walking around the house to see where they will actually fit. I think I will put away my Christmas village in the bathroom and place them on the shelf there. When I put them away I will have to decide whether to put out my Dept. 56 Dickens village or my Dept.56 Santa village that is there now...or...welll you get the picture. LOL

This nativity I found on the sale rack and it was so unusual that I decided to add it to my collection. I think this is the only after Christmas thing that I actually bought that was Christmas. I has a wonderful cinnamon smell too.

I November my camera batteries died and I starting using my daughters camera. Well, today I finally replaced my batteries and I found my lost pictures! My dad brought over his sprayer and decided we were going to clean the sideing on the side of our garage. You can see that he is wearing a heavy coat but he was determined to finsih this job before he went to Florida. So Dad, if you are reading, here are the pictures of the last job we did this year. It has been a busy and productive year.




I am still working on my blessings list so here are a few more. My sister gave me some unwanted carpeting they had in their basement for our rental...what a blessing that was.
We spent most of the day on Christmas with my other sister and her family. The drive was sunny but there were snowflakes just floating in the air, like a movie. It was easy travel and pleasant company.
I am thankful for my new buildings because without the help of my parents we could not have pulled down the old building and we couldn't have finished the new ones either. The buildings are wonderful and I am truly blessed for all the help.
I am also blessed to have my family with me on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Things are hectic and people are tired but together we were...what a great time we had.

6 comments:

My*Prim*Cottage said...

I love that little "prim" nativity! I have a pattern for one that looks just like that. I will have to try it. You have a really wonderfull dad to help you out like that. Enjoy your dad because when they are gone you realize what a treasure you had! ~Beth~

Priscilla said...

I am glad to hear you had a good christmas, I do like the cute nativity scene,Its nice your dad helps you, my dad helps also he is usually the one to get to grips with the leaves ha,ha Bless them...

Priscilla x

Farmchick said...

Love your nativity sets--too cute!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

This Country Girl said...

Dianntha,

Joy and I both love nativity sets! She has a "thing" about rearranging them. I guess her mind sees them a certain way. She has done that since preschool age!

How great that you and your dad have been able to work on so many projects together!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a Blessed New Year too!

Have you done anything with your shutter doors?

Tammy

Meggie said...

Great looking nativity sets, Dianntha! Your Dad is quite a guy and I'm sure he thinks you are quite special, too. It seems that you both have a wonderful love and appreciation of one another.

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a Happy New Year!
blessings,
kari and kijsa