December 30, 2014

December Ends

Christmas was Absolutely wonderful, quiet and lovely. We spent Christmas Eve at home, letting Garrett open some of  his gifts. I truly believe he enjoy it this year above all the other years. Such a happy child. Christmas day we went to my youngest sister house where she prepared the most delicious cinnamon rolls, blueberry muffins and biscuits. I had two of each. Couldn't help myself. After breakfast we all gathered together in the family room. We each find our own little corner while the kids play Santa-passing out the gifts. Once the tree is bare from gifts, we then  start the unwrapping! Butt not me. I love sitting back just watching. Waiting for that surprise expression. It's my most favorite time of Christmas day.

These last few days after Christmas have been quiet as well. Our days have still been bitter cold, wet and muggy. I've stayed indoors mostly but did wonder into town today for a few items from the grocery, passing by the museum one more time before they take down all the glitter and lights, humming to music on the radio, sipping hot chocolate, waiting for lights to turn green to make my way back home. Now resting with comfort with feet up, under quilts fresh out of the dryer. Movie time and another cup of hot coco.

Thank you for all your kind Christmas comments and well-wishes, beautiful cards and presents.  It all gave me such a sweet, warm glow to carry through the holiday. I have plans for tomorrow, quietly crocheting, soaking up the wind-down of the year, reflecting and planning things for the next one.
Happy New Year!


  1. Merry Christmas to you friend! Been thinking about you and wondering how you've been! Sounds like life is good and sweet! I absolutely loved your photos of your little guy and all the little trinkets of Christmas sweetness! Happy New Year!!! Nicole xoxo

  2. Lovely photos of a lovely time. It is 29 degrees here, with pretty snow up on Mr. Hood, and we are having good times working and playing with our family. Tomorrow night my son and I are going to bring in the new year playing Bunco with nearby friends. I'm wishing you and yours a most Happy New Year, Shari! xx

  3. Happy New Year Shari! It was fun to see and read about your Christmas. I have all the Christmas goodies packed away now and plan to just enjoy the new year coming in quietly with much of the clearing away done. We plan to go to our churches annual New Years countdown although I know we won't make it midnight, :-)

  4. I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx

  5. Wishing you a wonderful New Yeqr! Cheers to 2015.

  6. Happy new year to you! I am catching up on blog reading and Love love love the pink slippers!
    Do you have a pattern reference?