Tis the Season

Receiving brown paper packages tied up with string Reminding my children that my mama made these ornaments when I was still in her belly Tucking into the most gorgeous oranges that Grandad brought back from a business trip to California Seeing all the beautiful handmade ornaments that hang on our tree Hanging our super-bargain $1 handmade winter wreath I found at a thrift store last year We’re very much getting into the Christmas spirit around here. Packages are being assembled to ship, sweet treats are being made, bowlfuls of hot soup are being devoured and Christmas music is playing. We’re also making plans to go visit my brother in Oregon after Christmas, which has all of us a little giddy. Hope you all had a restful weekend and are remembering to be still and breathe in a season that can quickly become overwhelming if we let it. What are your favourite Christmas traditions?

family, food, gifts, home • Monday, December 13th, 2010 • 5 Comments »
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5 Responses to “Tis the Season”

  1. Trudy says:

    What beautiful photos, Jennifer! Now I will be humming “these are a few of my favorite things” all day! That’s ok, because you know how much I love The Sound of Music. Visualizing all of the “babies” singing it in unison ( from several months ago) makes the song even more of a “favorite thing”…

  2. Amber J says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas tree while listening to the holiday station on Pandora. That’s what we did last night! I haven’t put up a tree in a long time, it flooded me with lovely memories of childhood. Sweet!

  3. Jodie says:

    Everything is looking absolutely fabulously Xmas-y around your place at the moment… I love the handmade Xmas decorations and how fantastic that your mother made them for you so, so long ago…

    Hugs – Jodie 🙂

  4. kendra says:

    yay oregon! : ) i love christmas music so. my father would always sing them sillily and get batted at by my mom. (i.e. ‘the first noel’: no-well, no water, and ‘silver bells’ with a lisp: schitty schidewalks) hee hee!

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