i had a great time in chattanooga with my extended family. it was hard to be there without mema, but we were able to carry on and also start some new traditions in her honor. twenty-something people in one house for four days sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but it was a cozy, funny time that i will always remember.
the view from our mountain abode:
one hundred stockings, hung with care. (my brother, sister, and i have the super cool bear stockings. i hope to never retire the bender bears.)
i missed gretta severely over the five days we were gone. luckily, santa knew how to make me feel all better.
i had to include a photo our air mattress sleeping arrangements. it's sort of like a christmas dorm room. inside these walls remain many untold secrets of the bender family.
it's hard to believe that christmas has already come and gone. i'm thankful for the time we were able to spend together, and i am already looking forward to next year.
** i will have some hair treasures updates soon. i am working on lining up at least one craft show per month, so i will be a busy little bee here pretty soon with lots of new treasures. feels like it's been a while! **