Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekending and Gratitude

sweet fiona rosy in her "new" vintage dress

holiday banner

yule tree

advent candles and santas

caelan looking a bit like dave grohl

ginger bread house time

more ginger bread house building

my candy tester
This is how things have looked lately. Sunshine and merry making, decorating and baking. I think I have put on 10 pounds in my sneaky snacking on holiday treats, and we haven't even gotten to the good stuff yet: fudge, stuffed dates, shortbread cookies, peppermint bark. I will be making that stuff all this coming week... lord help me.
And the shopping, can I just say I am soooo happy for the internet, it keeps me out of the malls. We have hit a few local shops for some extra special goodness. It shall be a fabulous holiday season that is for sure.

I am ever so grateful for:

~ My friends
~ my dear and loving husband
~ my awesome, kick butt kids
~ christmas trees
~ sappy holiday movies
~ hot cocoa
~ banjo music
~ fiona building puzzles every single day
~ rowan READING!
~ afternoon naps
~ twinkly lights strung up all over the neighborhood


Deb said...

Have a happy Sunday. I love your gratitude list and your fun, festive decorations! Looks like your family is very much in the Christmas spirit. Have a good one!

momto5 said...

Deb, we are all about the christmas holiday season. lol the gaudier the better!

sustainablemum said...

A post that oozes happiness so lovely to read :)

Jenna Michelle Pink said...

Lovely list. I really like that holiday banner :-) yay christmas decorations. I am very excited this year.

Hope you have a good week :-)

Anonymous said...

such joy in your words. mb

Darcel {MahoganyWayMama} said...

I love this post. Its filled so much happiness. Love the merry making and that blue shelf your advent pieces are on.

Robbie said...

Totally agree!! The gaudier the better :) We watched a few movies this weekend...I love the b/w versions...and I still always cry! Have a great week!

Erin said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! I love the 'new' vintage top!

the habit of being said...

love her little top! and gingerbread house decorating sounds fun and a perfect way to indulge a sweet tooth :)

debby emadian said...

I know what you mean about snacking and we've already eaten our Chrismas cake...I've just baked another one today.

It all looks so happy and jolly over there.
Enjoy the holidays.

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

So much goodness in this post. Enjoy the season!