Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Tonight I was sitting in the living room when I heard sirens. It was a fire truck. Well, we lived in an apartment for four years about 1/2 mile away from the fire station so hearing sirens were normal everyday occurrences. I hardly noticed it until John jumped up and ran outside to see what was going on. Then I remembered that we were no longer in our apartment but in a nice quiet neighborhood. So I opened the front door and looked around. Was a neighbor's house on fire? Could I see any smoke? No, but there was the fire truck right in front of our house. It was going slowly with lights and sirens. And then, I saw a person on top that was not wearing a fireman's outfit. It was Santa Clause. What??? Did the Christmas parade get lost? Were the firemen bored? Is this some sort of tradition in this county? I just don't know. I guess I'll have to ask the neighbors. Thankfully none of them needed the firemen!

I mentioned on my last entry that I started an Etsy shop. Holly came up with the name. We both thought of several other ideas but they were all taken. So Crafty Homeschoolers it is! I hope you'll take a look. Perhaps you need some Christmas tags or other scrapbooking items. I've had fun making them. Stop by and take a look! Here are a couple of things I've made. Hoping to add some more this week.


  1. Funny about the Santa on the fire truck, maybe he was handing out candy. You should have ran out there and said hi to see if he was giving out chocolate. Lol.

  2. Glad there was no emergency! Yesterday a hot pink bus drove
    down our quiet country road, which was rather unusual!

  3. Yes Santa on the firetruck is a Hanover tradition!

  4. That's a tradition over here in Purcellville -- Mr. and Mrs. Santa ride the fire truck around all the apartment complexes a few days before Christmas. They drive around real slow and wave to everyone. The first year I lived here I couldn't imagine what could be happening with all those sirens going off. Now I've gotten used to it.