The California Missions are a series of 21 settlements running up the California coastline from what is now San Diego all the way to San Francisco.These missions were established by the kingdom of Spain & founded & maintained by missionary Catholic priests, monks & brothers while also serving as military garrisons for Spanish soldiers. The first mission was built in 1769 under the supervision of Father Serra in what is now San Diego. After a time, the missions would expand into a small town.
Follow Santa on Christmas Eve North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be tracking Santa on Christmas as he travels around the world. Use this link to follow his progress and show your kids where he is.
Christmas Mice. Santa's Sleigh pattern by Uljana Semikrasa, This pattern is one pdf file with detailed instructions for the mice, a sleigh, presents, trees, candy cane and a ladder. The pattern is written in English using US crochet terminology. Instructions are easy to follow if you are familiar with basic crochet techniques and pictures are included.