|The merriest of the merriest to one and all!|
Well, with my re-found enthusiasm for miniatures, I went a little crazy making ancestor and other family pictures. The upstairs hall at Toad Hall cried out for family pictures; besides the house is hard to “picture” anywhere else. Thus the upstairs hall became a chronicle of Max’s life: the larger wall with pictures of growing up in Williamsburg with Great-Uncle Jacques, and the smaller wall with pictures of his family and their vineyard in Provence, France. (The wall is removable so that Max’s bedroom can be seen. See Behind the Build: Toad Hall for details.)
|Max, his family and friends|
|Edging trim, finally, on the Wells' house.|
As usual, Christmas parties require a lot of planning and setting up. The most fun is deciding on guest lists and we always invite too many people! It’s a good thing they all get along. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do all of our usual intricate decorating and we didn’t decorate any exteriors this year, but I think that everyone is having a good time anyway —after all, being with friends and family is really what this is all is about!
|Christopher and friends|