December 07, 2013

Cousins and Cottages

We enjoyed a short visit to Portland this week ~ 
A half-way point to visit with my twin sister.

This, of course, meant...

"Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a boy."

Auntie Cheri insisted we get a Christmas Tree to decorate.

Sophia added "Christmas Roses" from the front yard.

Naomi supplied the garland.

But, between playing ninjas and firemen,
I don't think the boys noticed their masterpiece.

I spent most of my time eating "Punkin Pie."
Isn't he scrumptious?
This handsome boy melted my heart by calling me "Mama."
(one of the perks of being a twin)

 ~ oOo ~ 

The new Santos Cottage is beginning 
to look a lot like Christmas.

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” 
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


  1. I grew up with lots of cousins and use to love visiting them. Your Christmas tree lots beautiful .

  2. New cottage? Did you and the children move into a new home? It does look lovely as always.
    So glad you could enjoy some time with your sister!

    1. Yes, Melanie, the kids and I moved on Aug. 1st. It's a cute little A-frame cottage...very cozy.


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