I'm going to attempt more blogging, less facebook. There's always lots to blog about in December. That first heavy snow, the anticipation of so many good things, the frantic pace, packing, traveling, wrapping, knitting and trying to hold on to the meaning behind it all.

I haven't started much decorating yet but I am excited about our new (to us) nativity set which I bought victoriously on ebay and plan to add to every year. I wanted something with pieces that the kids could pick up and move around as I remember doing with our childhood set, sometimes with rather less than reverent results, I'm afraid.


lizw said...

I love the baby Jesus.

Heidi said...

I have been looking for a good nativity set for a long time. Yours looks gorgeous. Remind me to tell you about the one my father in law is making.

Heidi said...

Oh yeah, and I am SO happy you are back on the blog :) I missed you.

Susan Elizabeth said...

Love reading your posts, Liane...and I remember playing with our nativity set as a child! I loved the shepherds and the sheep and angels.

Happy December!

gretchen said...

Hurray! Hurray that you're back! We who are facebookless salute you! And all that... : )

At least there IS meaning behind it all, even when it often seems shrouded behind thick mists of TOTAL PANIC and TOO MUCH TO DO!

: )

Love you!

Liz said...

Ohmigoodness. I'm a lurker who had to come out of lurkdom to say that my Mom had the exact same set when I was a kid. I'm sure you know that when you drape the LBJ over Mary's arm, he looks like he's getting a smack, but did you know the lamb fits very nicely in the manger and the cow balances perfectly on the angel's wings?

No need to thank me. ;-)

Liane said...

Liz, your comment made me laugh because the baby Jesus has already found the position you spoke of. Also, it is an incomplete set so unfortunately we haven't been able to see the balancing skills of the cow or sheep yet. I'm hoping to find the missing pieces on ebay or something.
Thanks for the insider secrets!

La La Palooza said...

That's a beautiful picture of the manger scene. I've said it before, but I've got to say again, Liane, that I really like the different perspective (angle, position) in your pictures.