As soon as I got home from a babysitting trip up north, Steve was mounting the medicine cabinet mirror that our son Dan ordered for us. He works at a commercial glass place and got us a bevelled mirror cut to size.
I think Steve is the fairest of them all!
The shelf is for our most used things that we liked to keep up over the sink. Steve isn't too keen on it, but I think it kinda looks old fashioned.
So our gift was all new beadboard,
trim and baseboard.
A recycled medicine cabinet and new mirror.
Lace adhered to the window for privacy.
We added a handwoven rug from my friend Juanita that matches well.
As Steve says:
"So there ya have it"
meaning our bathroom facelift
Christmas Gift to each other is
Our Christmas was busy busy busy as you can imagine. We managed to spend Christmas Eve alone at home and made steamed snow crab legs for dinner and had a peaceful evening by the fireplace. The dogs snuggled up and we enjoyed some good reminiscing about all we have done in our 22+ years together.
On Christmas Day, we travelled down to Belgium for a family celebration with Steve's dad and siblings. It was a lovely but very very cold day! Steve's sister Lynn hosted and we were treated to a nice meal and we brought desserts (of which some were the Christmas cookies the grandkids decorated)
On Tuesday, I trekked up to Oconto to babysit for a few of the grandkids because their day care was closed for the holiday weekend. It was a long long cold day. Steve and his brothers helped his dad move more garage stuff up to the house in Sister Bay, while I was with the grandtots cozy and warm!
It is so much fun to watch the older ones be so thoughtful and careful of their little sister. And little Claire tries so hard to keep up with the big kids. She wants to be big too! Don''t grow up too fast, little one. You are the last wee grandbaby we will have and we want to keep you as small for as long as possible!
While little Claire napped, we worked on a gingerbread house from a creative kit, and had a lot of fun with stories, snuggles and giggles.
As you know, the weather is not very nice
the subzero temps are horrible
and our wind chills have been in the 20 to 30 BELOW range.
It's now New Years Eve, and we just had a long busy weekend up north with all of our kids and grandkids and dogs and grandpuppies! It was a hectic crazy fun filled visit with lots of silliness, gifts, food and love! I will do another blog post about that, because I think we are worn out. We came home and napped and watched the last Packer game of the season ... and are staying in and safe and sound to ring in the New Year.
Please everyone, stay safe and may your
be bright and beautiful!