Merry Christmas!!!

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I know I’m a little late to be posting about Christmas but it has been a busy holiday season at the Powers Household. We had a total of 2 work Christmas parties, 1 church cantata, 1 Christmas wedding, and 6 family Christmas get-togethers (within 2 days), all in one month! I feel like I have been running 100 miles an hour! Finally, time to relax and enjoy the new year. First things first, I must take down the Christmas decorations and, most importantly, the tree. It is a sad occasion – taking down the Christmas tree. But we must move forward and start the new year.

All the running around we did – all the time split with families – was stressful but definitely worth it. I do have to share with your, the gift that tops my Christmas list this year. It was not something I had asked for intentionally. (I did pick on my dad and bug him for one…all jokingly, of course). It was not something I would have ever guessed would be under the tree. They saved it for last and everyone stopped and started as I opened the small, white shirt box. As a rummaged through the tissue paper, I see it. It’s brown and leather and lying all by itself at the bottom of the box. My heart skips a beat! I know exactly what this means and my insides feel as if they will explode! As my mind races with thoughts of “No way…this can’t be what I think it is!” and “There’s no way they would spend that on me!”, I pull a sheet of paper from the box and this is how it reads:

This certificate entitles the holder to one custom crafted F5 style mandolin chosen from current stock.



It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Well, we finally got our Christmas tree yesterday! Travis was in charge of picking it up since I was working late and well, I can’t very well carry a tree by myself! However, I got home to see a huge tree standing on my front porch, barricading my front door. They always look smaller on the lot than when you get them home. Nothing a saw couldn’t fix! So, crisis averted.




















The lights went up much easier and look beautiful, thanks my perfectionist husband. However, the dogs were much too curious and were into everything.

The tree finally got decorated, no thanks to my ornament stealing velociraptors. And we’re ready now to start on the rest of the house! Merry Christmas!