November 29, 2006 Edition

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Grandparents' Corner

Joshua, seven, and Brooke, 10, are the children of Cathy Crawford of Walnut Ridge and Jeff Midgett of McDougal.

Grandparents are Cloyis and John Daughhetee of Walnut Ridge and LaVonda and Charles Midgett of Corning.

They are the great-grandchildren of Cathern Eubanks of Delaplaine and Lavetta Morgan of Corning.

The great 'decorating' adventure

From year to year, depending on the weather and my energy level, I decide how much to decorate the outside of our home.

A couple of years I have skipped the process altogether, but most years I at least put some greenery and lights on my front porch.

This year, Conley is three and is already looking forward to all aspects of the holiday season (especially presents). So, I decided putting out Christmas lights would be a great "Mommy and Me" activity.

My niece, Elizabeth, was also in town, so I invited her to come over and help with the decorating, as well.

I had been to an auction on Thanksgiving night and bought a stack of Christmas lights in various shapes, sizes and colors, so I set about deciding how to use the different colors on the different types of bushes. continued...

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