I had these ready to share last week but.... that is when the computer started 'throwing rods' I know that is a car term only but.... that is what it felt like here!!!! Our favorite mechanic was overworked and we couldn't get an appt so.... we tinkered and tinkered and looked online and at others computers and thought we had it several times,,,, then we knew it was right but couldn't make it function?? today a friend came over for something else and... ta da put the last puzzle piece in and we are up and running!!!!WOOHOO I have missed you all and I will catch up w/ you soon :>
I hope you enjoy these the Photo quality seems off but...i am a little off these days too
This one was made by my talented friend Gretchen
this one appropriately plays 'Oh little town of Bethlehem'
I am not one to like what everyone has but this Willow Tree one is so well done I see why it is popular I got it in Colorado a couple of summers ago but they are available at Hallmark Stores and Christain Book stores
Flight to Egypt
This one is so special not just because it is exqisately crafted, not to mention huge (you can see it takes almost half the table) and does take the whole mantle. But it is so special because my dear friend Shauna(who had at that time recently moved to Utah) sent it w/ 12 scriptures to my friend Tori who then w/ her children delivered it piece by piece atmy door step for the 12 days of Christmas I will never forget the fun end excitement that brought to our whole family each night.The forthoughtfulness and effort and kindness of these dear friends still brings tears to my eyes.
This one is Italian Fotanini
Another musical one from my dear muscial friend Shauna. It plays Silent Night.I love the look of the all white on the Cherry wood.
My wonderful friend Robin got this one in Peru
This is an artist Simon Dewey's depiction of Joseph w/baby Jesus
Another "Flight from Egypt" from my fun SIL LeAnn
This was the sweetest Thank you gift I have ever received. Donna found it in her antiquing it is from Mexico.
This is another 'La Parada' we moved it all around the room, each day in Dec., when the kids were small... like Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem and I think that is how the donkey lost am ear:>
This is another Italian one that is a favorite my good friend Tori brought me from when she went there