It’s still Christmas

I love Christmastime–I think it is my favorite time of year–with lots of baking and cooking, presents to make/buy/wrap, thinking of loved ones, visiting, decorating, staying warm by a fire, taking cold walks in the woods, delicious foods to eat, no school . . . the list goes on. It is very busy, but so fun, especially with children. This special time comes to a close, for us, at the end of the “twelve days of Christmas”, or January 5. Then, we will take down the decorations, lights, and tree, and Christmas will be over. So, we only have a few days left, and I want to remember the nice Christmas we have had this year.

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Following my grandmothers' legacy, I make a few different types of Christmas cookies each December.
Following my grandmothers’ legacy, I make a few different types of Christmas cookies each December.
I made pajamas for each of the children as a Solstice gift to open on the 21st.  I was surprised and pleased when they opened the gift and were so excited--they immediately put them on.  And, I took pictures.
I made pajamas for each of the children as a Solstice gift to open on the 21st. I was surprised and pleased when they opened the gift and were so excited–they immediately put them on. And, I took pictures.
William and I put together a picture album with pictures from the year on Shutterly.  It is a gift we all love to look at for years.
William and I put together a picture album with pictures from the year on Shutterly. It is a gift we all love to look at for years.

baby's toy

love and hugs on Chirstmas morn

She got a Kindle Fire for Christmas (and paid for half of it herself).  Very excited.
She got a Kindle Fire for Christmas (and paid for half of it herself). Very excited.

opening a gift

The big family supper was really big this year--52 people.  This group that I sat with was in the music room.  It was so much fun!
The big family supper was really big this year–52 people. This group that I sat with was in the music room. It was so much fun!

One thought on “It’s still Christmas

  1. Mom mom would make several dozen different types of cookies when I was a child and Nana would make even more . She would start in November to bake. It was amazing.

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