Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Christmas will soon be upon us, my friends.  There is a flurry of activity at our house as we get ready for the holiday.  What a joy to spend time with family ~ and this year, our daughter, Amy, from NY, and Bruno and the two grandchildren, Esmé and Felix will be coming south!   We don't see them very often, so this is a real treat.  And, of course, our oldest daughter, Jen, and Rob, and granddaughter Maddie, will also be here.  I couldn't ask for more!  

Our tree is decorated, most of the shopping is done, and gifts are wrapped.  The stockings are hung..... one for Esmé, one for Felix, one for Maddie, and one for Otis.  
That gives me time for cookie baking and a few more decorations here and there.  

This time of year I like to cozy up by a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the the pretty lights of our Christmas tree before the celebration.  

I hope all of you have a wonderful and joyous holiday!  And as we go about our activities and preparations, let us not forget the really true meaning of Christmas.  



La Vie Quotidienne said...

Everything looks lovely and Otis certainly is enjoying the season!
I hope that you have a wonderful time with your family,how nice that they will all be there.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your home looks so beautiful and festive. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, Donna! Grandchildren make it so much fun!

Balisha said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful holiday with your family. Your pup looks so comfy.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your home looks beautiful. I need to make some hot chocolate soon. Today I am making some Christmas cookies.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Donna.

Happy@Home said...

Everything is looking so pretty at your house, Donna. I like your idea for curling up with a cup of hot cocoa.
How nice that your whole family will be together to celebrate Christmas. Enjoy!

Donna said...

Gorgeous tree!!
Hope you have a Wonderful New Year as well sweet lady!

Sandy said...

We miss you. Praying all is well with you.