Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Outside and Inside

 This is the time of year when the morning sky is pink and turquoise.  It makes for an extremely inviting beginning to the full December days.  

 Because we've been having Advent and Appetizers, we've really kept our house full this holiday season.  The grands like to explore the tree.  They love to look at the table (and so do the hungry adults!) to see what kind of tasty treats there are to gobble up.  Some people get a little glum when Decembers are so full of holiday events and I've felt overwhelmed by a lot of hustle and bustle before.  This year is very different.  There has been time to make hearty eats and a few tasty treats.  I made some honey whole wheat bread and even though the  top of the loaf looked a bit floppy, the crusts and soft inside taste sweet and good.  
I ordered everything I needed as far as a few gifts go ONLINE.  That's so easy!  
 We rarely invite guests for dinner anymore because there are always kids and grands to enjoy and they go home early so we can go to bed.  We're host wimps, I say.  I like it when loved ones sit in the kitchen chairs while dinner is cooking.

Sam drew a picture of the living room and included herself and Plum.  She did a nice job on the wing chairs!
 I love Birdie's "Christmas Table" very much.  I think the fire is just right and the strings of lights on the tree are perfect.  She was happy with her curtains and the mug of hot chocolate.

I wish you happy scenes with cozy old chairs and mugs of hot chocolate.  I wish you homestyle gatherings with elbow-to-elbow huddles around delicious treats.  I also wish you quiet moments by the tree where you can feel great love and peace.
(Speaking of COZY, Mr. Badger is at Heather's house and enjoying SO MUCH HYGGE!  Click over!)

21 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

It's quite here now that most of my babies are grown and live away, but on Christmas day all but one [they are in Germany] will be here and I am super excited.
I love seeing all your pretty photos, they make me smile.

I did my shopping online too, it was so very nice!

Julia said...

I love the grandkids drawings. They always make the best art.

This Christmas my family will be gathering but we plan to not spend much money on gifts as usual. We're trying top put Christ back into Christmas and not dwell on all the presents we all get every Christmas. Good food, good games and a lot of gathering and watching the kids play. I'm not forgetting good wine for good cheers.

Happy December.
Hugs,
JB

Lisa said...

Such fun to see those drawings... life through childrens' eyes! I'm shopping online, too. Can't wait to be done which I mostly am! xo

Gumbo Lily said...

I love those pink and turquoise skies. They are like that here in the early morning too. We've been lucky to have such warm days lately.

Those grands of yours are taking after their Granny in the artsy-drawing department! Awesome!

ellen b. said...

Ha ha! We are host wimps too! We try to stay awake till 8:30! LOL!
Beautiful skies and how wonderful that you celebrate the advent season!
Love the art work!

Lisa Richards said...

I think it's great that your family understands that you need to go to bed and rest up for the next adventure. Sometimes we feel obliged to burn the candle at both ends, which invites exhaustion. Your big family has so much fun together, a guest would have to be very wily to squeeze in! Family comes first, in my book. :)
Skies the color of Superman ice cream! (Well, sorta!)
Joy to all!

Farm Girl said...

I love the drawings! Your skies are so pretty. It sounds so nice that you are having such a wonderful time with your family.

eclectichomelife said...

You paint such a happy picture of life. I loved reading this post. 'host wimps' I've not heard of that expression before, made me chuckle. There is much 'hygge' in your life x

Granny Marigold said...

Quiet moments by the Christmas tree are the best. So is people going home early so I can go to bed. I get tired out after a few hours of visiting. Take care.

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

The drawings are delightful. Wishing you lots more days filled with family gatherings. Betty

Angela said...

Oh that sunrise!! Pantone didn't choose '2016 colour of the year' - God created it!!

ann said...

Yours is a joyous house and the kids' art priceless. Gorgeous sunsets. We are lucky to live in Colorado.

Kezzie said...

The colours of the sunrise are beautiful!! I love the pictures! The biscuits and hot drink picture is very skilfully executed!x

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad that you are enjoying advent in such a great way! That is a beautiful morning sky isn't it! xx

Dee said...

Sounds like you are having a perfectly wonderful Advent season!

Nancy McCarroll said...

aNYONE looking at Birdie's picture could interpret her as being a loved, well adjusted child. YOU help make her wonderful!

karen said...

I have grown children but no grands and if I did have grands they'd live far away right now (boo!!) however I love to see what you have in your day to day life and it looks fabulous!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

oh how much I like having chairs in the kitchen; it's so cozy! Yes, holidays are difficult but full of good times as well.

Kit said...

Oh what lovely drawings! So lovely that you get to spend so much time with your Grandkids. :) Kit


Rednesty said...

Those drawings are so sweet. They, and your heartfelt words, paint a very cosy image of the season chez pom pom! Well done on being so organised! Tania ~hedgerowharvest~

M.K. said...

(I'm going back and playing catch up on blogs.) Isn't it delightful how her mug of hot cocoa is as big as the fireplace! :)

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