Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Wishes

Happy Sunday!

Everything is done ~ I have just completed my wrapping and I am going to 
curl up with my fur baby and watch a movie

it has been a hectic week at work so overtime was in the cards
3 out of 5 days so that makes for a time crunch at home
thankfully I was organized so other than not getting enough sleep
we coasted through it without too many problems

last Sunday we decorated the tree
can someone love and hate something both at the same time?

I love picking it out and bringing it in ~ the smell is heaven

on the flip side putting the lights on it
because I am type A and need 10 million or so
it took me a couple of hours ~ not my favourite job

then unwrapping each ornament and smiling at the memory
and finding the perfect spot on the tree
I am so traditional ~ no themes here
Christmas is a celebration of family and memories of days gone by
and making new memories ~ right

Cathy aka the best neighbour ever made this for us this year
she is so talented and I love it!

my wrap station and chalkboard
love this little room of mine

we had Secret Santa at work last week
and these are a couple of my gifts ~ are they not the cutest!

this is outside right now ~ 3 storms in 7 days
we dug out from 27 cm last Sunday only to receive 27 more on Wednesday
last night started with freezing rain ~ turned to snow and then more freezing rain

this was the car Wednesday night but I loved how our outdoor lights looked under the snow

yesterday we stopped at the in-laws as we do a cookie swap every year
and I had to get some shots of the icicles on their house ~ so pretty

I remember as a kid breaking them off and eating them like popsicles
did anyone else do that?

home we came and I put together a few cookie and sweet trays
some to keep ~ some to give

I have chicken stock simmering on the stove to make chicken fricot for
Christmas eve supper

Lists are made for last minute prep
after church on Christmas eve we will host Trev's family
for drinks and some munchies

I am also hosting Christmas dinner this year for my side
so turkey dinner for 6 and possibly 9
then that night we will go up the road to our inlaws and have 
seafood casserole and open gifts

Boxing day is a lazy day and we have our big dinner with Trev's family
so we will be surrounded by those that we love

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas
thank you for your friendship



Unknown said...

Oh, how I loved seeing your Christmas season! It looks so familiar - just exactly the way I grew up. I'll confess that I now have a "theme" tree... guilty! I'm sending my warmest wishes to you for the Merriest Christmas and all the best in 2014! Oh, yes - stay warm!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

All you need to do now Lori is to open the Chardonnay !!!!!
Wishing you and your family a happy, happy Christmas and thank you so much for your continued and valued blogging friendship.
Now go and have a great time !!!! Much love. XXXX

Farmgirl Paints said...

Okay that was a lot of snow!!! Man I don't miss it. Sure makes it look like Christmas though. Your tree turned out beautiful. We bought a prelit one a couple of years ago. Keeping it easy is our goal. But it's sentimental all the way :-) Merry Christmas girl. Love you.

Cathi said...

Well you have everything in order, time to get your celebrating on! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lori! We've been to a few parties this weekend and I have all my shopping and wrapping done. A few stops to friends houses on Christmas Eve and then Christmas morning we drive up north to my sisters - I can't wait to see my whole family especially the 4 little ones! Enjoy each moment, sweet friend! You're the best! xxoo

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Have a wonderful time. Your decorations look lovely and all that snow just adds to the whole atmosphere (I never get into the Christmas spirit when I am in Spain-it just feels wrong being in a warm climate, but loving being back in London).
Enjoy and savor every minute xx

Leslie Harris said...

Hi Lori, I haven't been on the computer much this week but I had to stop by and wish you Merry Christmas. As always, I loved seeing your little piece of the world, the shots of your home and all that snow! Since we had weather in the sixties yesterday here in Northern California I so enjoy seeing those icicles :) It sounds like you had a wonderful schedule planned with friends and family, just as I would expect. Enjoy your days my friend