My in-laws handed off a couple of gift bags to me on Sunday.  I was busy trying to figure out a problem in Waumbaland and they quickly scooted off to the service after the hand-off.  At the house I found this:



Two unfinished nutcrackers await my attention to be transformed into Mr. and Mrs.  The tiniest of diamond  rings


and some paint and paintbrushes were included for the creative process.  Don’t expect any pics anytime soon; I’ll have to give these two some thought first.

The other bag was equally interesting.  In it were some ornaments.


This tiny angel in its gold snow globe should go well with the gold theme I’m trying for this year


and these poorly photographed moose are just too cute to not hang up somewhere.

All of these together will provide beautiful memories of the Christmas of 2008.