I am beginning my report of the Christmas season around our doll town. There is a lot going on in every home as all the families are busy getting ready for the holidays, each in their own way.
We are enjoying hearing wonderful songs as the singers begin celebrating Christmas with carols. The treehouse balcony makes the perfect spot to serenade their friends. Since our person is a musician, the music of Christmas time is one of her favorite parts of the whole season.
At the rancho, the Montoyas have been decorating and have begun Las Posadas, where the story of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter is reenacted by the town. This will go on every night until Christmas Eve, when everyone will attend midnight mass and then have a fiesta. Esperanza is very proud of her new dress that she made herself, using ideas from fashions in drawings.
Josefina is very glad that it snowed and left a fluffy, white blanket across the normally dry, brown earth.
Las luminarias light the way and sparkle in the crisp night air.
I love visiting the rancho any time, but it seems especially magical this time of year.