I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.
After a very busy day of splitting firewood yesterday, last night we joined Darbee Rae and her parents for a visit to Santa's Workshop. And I must say I was very impressed. Well, I must admit even at my age, I never got to go to see Santa hard at work. Only in my imagination and through the reading of Christmas Books. But last night, I saw the jolly old fellow in action. This post is dedicated to Darbee Rae and the fun we had last night. It will be full of pictures. So if you wish not to follow along you so graciously can exit now,,, no feelings hurt. But this proud Nana has just got to share some precious pictures. Hey, and at the end,,,, you might just see me with The Old Fellow myself. I really think I had as much fun as Darbee. So here goes:
Outside the workshop, which happened to be in an old converted barn.
Inside the workshop, we were waiting on Santa to take a break and welcome us. We could hear Christmas music in the background and the sound of a hammer. Yep, he was busy at work.
Here it is. Santa's very own workshop. He welcomed us and he ask Darbee Rae to help him as time is drawing near for him to get his toys all made.
Thanks to Papa and his woodworking shop, Darbee knew just what she was doing. Santa was really impressed that she could use a hammer so well. Don't ya think Santa's work clothes are pretty? We thought he dressed well for the occassion.
This is where Santa sews the stuffed toys and dolls. Yes a corner in the workshop perfect for a day of sewing
Wow, look at this big dollhouse. Santa is still working on it, but gave Darbee Rae a peek inside. He promises it will be finished for some little girl by Christmas Eve.
What a big rocking horse Santa had built. Not only did Darbee ride that horse was so big that Darbee's Dad rode it also.
Santa took a minute to go and change into the warm suit he wears when he is flying through the air in his sleigh. He let us sit in his living room and wait on him. Darbee was so excited she was clapping her hands. Can't you tell she is having too much fun?
Darbee had waited all evening for this few minutes. She told her Mommy to help her not forget one thing that she wanted. She even told Santa what to bring her Mommy.
Santa had to check his Naughty/Nice list and thank goodness Darbee's name was on the nice side. But check it out again.... Holly was on the naughty side. And after telling Santa how Mr. P. had made me split wood all day he made Mr.P add his to the naughty side also. But being the good fellow he is , he let them both erase their names if they promised to be good from now to Christmas.
Santa was so proud of Darbee for being such a sweet little girl and he knew she as well as her Nana was having so much fun, he decided to let her take a peek inside his office. He says he doesn't let many folks go in there as it is a special place. All his books with all the children's names and thier wish lists are stored safely in there for only him to see.
Looks like Darbee fits in perfectly don't you think? I think she would have stayed all night and spent time with Santa.
As our time with Santa drew to a close , we all got to have our picture made with him. He even let the Mister in with Darbee and Me.
Yes, I was beginning to believe he was actually a good old fellow until...... He whispered in my ear that he was bringing me a new AXE and a new CHAIN SAW!!! And I thought that fat old man was on my side.
Now what could I have said to him to get that Naughty finger pointed at me? I'll just let you guess,,,, cause I will never tell!!
We left Santa and Holly and Stacy treated us to a good supper at a resturant... finally , no slim jim's and cheese. Where you might ask? Yep, got it right Cracker Barrel.
As a week of Thanksgiving is approaching we all have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my little family, their love, and all the fun times we share together.
Hope you enjoyed visiting Santa's workshop with us as much as I enjoyed sharing our fun with you. Hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to spending time with Family this coming week.