This time of year is my favorite. The quiet after the busy-ness. The tree made it outside the day after Christmas, but the rest of the holiday decorations are still being enjoyed. I even splurged on some garland for the windows when the craft store had a 70% off sale. I twisted pine-cone and glittery beaded garland (floral items) together to make a really lovely wintry decoration. Red berries and lights for the sunroom. I really could leave some white lights up in the kitchen year round. And my kitchen tree! That's her at the top. A cast off branch at the farm where we got our tree. The kids had one in their room this year and I got one for the kitchen. I think I might need a kitchen tree from here on out…..
It was nice taking a break these last few weeks. Tell me, how was your holiday? What have you been up to?
Ours was lovely and quiet. Luke spent the entire day building legos. I really do see a budding engineer in that boy. There has been coffee with homemade irish cream. Knitting. Tidying and reorganizing, which always seems to happen for us the week in between Christmas and New Years. For the third year in a row we rented a night of karaoke for New Years Eve. The kids love this. The little ones tried so hard to make it to midnight but were fast asleep in my bed before eleven. Next year though, they say they're making it all night!
We have been busy with some projects I can't wait to share and the little ones have accompanied Joe & I on many outdoor adventures in the cold. Lots of very good on-goings, for sure. Speaking of cold….. we had subzero weather late last week and TEN inches of glorious snow. Luckily, Joe & I think shoveling is great fun. At least the first few times anyway. Looking outside back door is like looking into the pages of one of our favorite books. It's a winter wonderland for sure…….
It's good to be back…..