I'm really enjoying being home and enjoying the Christmas season this year. I think having mom here has really made me snow down and take time to "enjoy" the things I used to really look forward to this time of year. We've been listening to Christmas music, baking some,and watching Christmas specials. It's a good thing I don't have little ones to shop for.. because I haven't been out to do much of that. Actually not having to be out fighting the crowds, has probably helped me enjoy the season even more. lol
Every year I take some photos around the house and share some of my favorite things. If you've been coming by my blog for very long ,you may see some of my favorite again:) I finally got the camera out over the weekend and took some photos. So over the next few posts I'll share little bits of Christmas around our house :) But first I'll share a new "Vintagy/Christmasy project.
my etsy also. (it comes with the fence and trees. Oh.. and some snow too :)
Thankyou to those of you who have purchased from my etsy this past week. I will be adding some new things tomorrow :)
( so to get you in the mood.. pretend your listening to Dean Martin sing "White Christmas" because that is I got mom today ..that we have been listening to) lol
We made a few of these this weekend. I would have to say "they:" are pretty much on my list of "favorite" things around the house, right now. (yikes.. to bad they arent sugar free)
I would have to say.. these poinsettias my sister gave mom and I are making my house pretty festive these days. they have the most beautiful patterns and colorings. Thanks Sis!
This is the mud room by the back door ( aka..the dogs room). Those stockings with the boys names on them, I embroidered when they were babies. They have hung every year since. They used to always hang on the banister at the old house, when the boys were little. (no banister here:( Jarad's birthday is Dec 2nd, and although it was 25 years ago I can remember ( like it was yesterday), sitting with him right next to me the day after I bought him home from the hospital, while I embroidered his name on his stocking.
Like I said, having mom here has really made me slow down and take time to enjoy things I know I was taking for granted. Like when she calls me over to the window and asks me "what kind of tracks to you think those are"? Tracks animals have made in the snow. Simple things that I noticed and loved when we first moved to the country.
Sometimes life is just too... full speed ahead. Especially this time of year. I'm thankful for the things that remind me to slow down and ENJOY.