We are so fortunate that some of our kids were able to come home for Christmas this year. Our daughter and son in law who live furthest away were not able to come. We were sad about that but realize that it just doesn't work out sometimes for us all to be together. She works in the Human Services field and there are people to look after 24/7. I am hearing rumors that they may come in February though and that is something special to look forward to.
Now that all the cleaning has been completed in our home in the country, that we have returned to after six years, we can move all the furniture into the rooms. I had so much fun making the bedrooms cozy for everyone.
Somehow some cold germs crept into our home and heads and lungs this holiday. It has slowed things down a bit but that is not necessarily a bad thing either.
Our first order of business when the kids arrived was to tromp through the forest to find the best Christmas tree ever! Ten feet from our back door was a beauty.
Our son was pretty excited to chop it down.
A little off the top and a lot of the bottom.
This girl found the perfect, tiniest tree that she got to decorate in her own way.
Everyone helped with the decorating.
I enjoyed finding ornaments that have been stored for the last six years.
I also dug out the little village that all of my kids helped paint when they were young.
Ah, sweet memories.
One Sunday I drove out to bake cookies with an old friend and her daughter. We baked and baked, traded some cookies, and just like that Christmas baking was done. It was really fun doing it with friends, I must say.
Here is the library area for my grand-daughter to enjoy.
I'm learning to crochet and in between cooking food and washing dishes and playing hockey or soccer with little girl, I sneak up and knit a row or two. So far I can only make rows and I'm working on keeping the edges nice and neat.
The snow has fallen in abundance on our mountain, and most days we find ourselves outside playing as energy permits. Sledding, snowman building, angel making and rough housing!
Lots of belly laughing ensues!
On any given day, family can be found in numerous comfy corners, resting, reading, recuperating and playing with purler beads in pyjamas.