Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas! Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!

Checking out the lights at “Santa’s Magical Kingdom”

First snow of the season! (barn near Spy Garden)


Christmas village under the tree

Train station


Candy Cane Nails

Rainy windshield

A little duck herding show at Purina Farms

Making gingerbread dough

Baking the pieces

And voila!

Making cookies for Santa

And check out this cool dried orange garland we made

Christmas Eve service was very beautiful, only causing me to tear up 7 or so times, ha!

Mary getting ready

Almost time

And the service featured my absolute favorite Christmas hymn,

Once in Royal David’s City

Once in royal David’s city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

For He is our childhood’s pattern;
Day by day, like us, He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
And He cares when we are sad,
And he shares when we are glad.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.

The kids did a great job

And the main event…

Woodland creatures sewing kit; she made this one all by herself without any assistance!

Pretty winter morning in the Missouri River Valley

Two turkeys

8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2017

  1. narf7

    Good lord Santa went overboard with the lights didn’t he! Seriously though, lovely decorations Ms Spy, especially the dried orange slices :). I LOVE the gingerbread house. It looks like Dr Seuss himself thunk it up. Nothing like a decent image of the house after the unwrapping occurs. I see you are teaching The Spy how to be a pool shark. Always good to have alternative careers waiting in the wings. Now on to New Years Day and 2018 and here’s to a truly magnificent year for us all. When are you due for your 2018 bundle of joy Ms Spy? It must be soon! Best of luck with it all :)

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Due feb 2! So only 5 weeks to go!! Hope you all had a very merry Christmas as well!! And yes on to 2018!! All the best to you and your family in the new year🙂

  2. Eliza Waters

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post! I remember well that excitement of Christmas morning, opening all the presents, pure magic. :)
    There was never a more radiant Mary – La Serenissima!
    Looks like you had a wonderful holiday season – best to you all in 2018!

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      The spy said this was “definitely a top 3 Christmas” haha! I agree and we kept everything very low key and relaxing which was much needed! All the best to you and your family as well in 2018!!


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