The tree arrived on the Saturday after Thanksgiving while Barb and I were off on one of our Q-in-the-car trips. When we returned we found that the big outside wreath was up and lit. Obviously the Kiep family elves (Bob, Sigrid, Madeline and Gretchen) had done it again. Inside, the tree was up and lighted and all the seasonal tchotchkes had emerged from their eleven month basement hibernation and returned to duty.
On the next weekend Barb added the ornaments to the tree. A couple of days later Sigrid returned with the church on the right. That’s a piece of work. When switched on it lights up but also circulates the “snow” that we used to have to do by shaking a glass snowball. My, my…technology.
In the following week Sigrid arranged the three Bradford Exchange Kinkade houses, the IKEA candelabra, some trees and snow from the train days and the church, and the sunroom was ready for Christmas.
Now, what’s missing? Oh, SNOW, and that arrived last Wednesday. A perfect scene.
Happy Winter Solstice; three more seconds of sunlight tomorrow!
A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
to all of my family and friends.