It's been a really busy, fulfilling, happy and sometimes stressful Christmas week around here. So busy and rushed that I have fallen behind in my blog writing. I still don't have a lot of words to post right now, so I will share some of our Christmas experiences through the following photos. These only show a small portion of our Christmas holidays, but it does give you the highlights.
I also plan to share our Winter Solstice celebration with you too, but I will write about that some other time. First my Christmas week 2008, which was enjoyed in my favorite way, right here in my warm home in our beautiful and peaceful mountains, with my closest family and friends and my beloved pets all around me.
Cards from friends and family
Our Stockings hung with care ~ on the stereo cabinet, I have no mantle
Kitties and Chickens Stockings too...
Pinecone Decorations inspected & approved by Jessie
Cranberry Bread baked for gift baskets and snacking
Packages wrapped beautifully ~ Jack does great ribbon work. Bob does great bows.
And placed beneath the Christmas tree...
And quality inspected by Jessie
Christmas Morning ~ my Jessie is my Baby, and sooo cute...
Christmas Goodies ~ all homemade & delicious!
Dinner Table Setting ~ nothing very fancy, just colorful
Christmas Dinner ~ Beef Tri-Tip Roast, Green Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Cranberry Sauce
And homemade Cherry Pie with ice cream for dessert
Boys play with their trains
All is calm and all is bright...
We did have a White Christmas after all. Snow fell late on Christmas Eve and during Christmas Day to leave us with just a couple of inches on the ground and on our cars. Most of it melted away the next day, but it was beautiful to watch the fluffy flakes fall on Christmas. So peaceful. I love watching Mother Nature's artistry. Today was sunny, crisp and cold. We gathered together again last night to feast on leftovers, eat cookies and fudge, drink hot toddies and play with our new toys. We have all had colds these past few days (The hot toddies were medicinal) and have been doing our best to keep our energy up and remain in good spirits for each other. It's been a little stressful at times, but we are a close family and work everything out eventually.
This was another good Christmas around here, and it's really not over yet. Later today, Jack's son arrives to visit & celebrate with us for a few days, and we will be visiting Bob's daughter and son-in-law tonight too. All in all, a busy and full week for us here at Mountain Harvest Basket.
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