Undecorating for the new year

We will soon be undecorating the house.  Rob has already started taking down village pieces and Santa figurines.  Sydney and I are supposed to start taking down the tree in a little while.  But, in the meantime, I've been sewing.  I've got another border on the black and brown quilt and I've ironed the fabric to cut out a shirt for me.  Just a little bit of indulgence for the new year's holiday.  Anyway, now that it's coming down, it's probably a little late to share the videos of the decorations, but in case you're still looking for a bit of a Christmas fix to get you through the withdrawals, here are a couple. 


I'm looking forward to the new year.  2015 was a great year for my family.  It saw us married and our relationship changed and our kid became an adult.  I'm anxious to see what 2016 has in store for us.  What changes are next?  How will we grow?  Who will we become?  How will we adapt to change? 

That's the beauty of not knowing the future.  It lets things just happen. 

And, lately, I've been relaxed enough to just enjoy them happening without needing to control them.  That's a hugely wonderful thing.  Makes life so much more enjoyable. 

Everybody enjoy your New Year's celebration.  And, may 2015 have been great and 2016 be even better!



Anonymous said...

I wish you and Rob and Sydney all the best for 2016. love Margaret ( in wet and windy Scotland)

Anonymous said...

Such an AMAZING wonderland your home is for Christmas! Each of you must have a middle name of "Christmas" because your displays shootout as such! Lane, your quilts are...well, no words can actually describe how great they are!! Best to all of you as you continue in 2016 as a loving family.

Love, Vicki (cold & "winter has arrived" Wisconsin)

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilts and lovely decorations....... I can see why it takes you HOURS to arrange your gorgeous Christmas displays. Happy New Year, looking forward to following your adventures in 2016. Best wishes Sue in Australia. X

Kath said...

I did enjoy your films Rob. My Mum has what we affectionately call her "Twinky town" but I'm sure she would be very envious of your display!
Happy New Year to you all, may 2016 bring all good things x

Anonymous said...

A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours this coming new year. Thanks for sharing.

lw said...

I love the way that Rob's lighting on the green quilt behind the Christmas tree picks up the fancy quilting you did. It looks wonderful, as does the whole place. I can see why you'd be sad to take it down.