Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

Christmas is almost here, and I'm almost ready. I've been wrapping the last few gifts and baking cookies, and more cookies, for all the neighbors on our cul-de sac. Raspberry thumbprints, chocolate jam bars, oatmeal Florentines, lemon spritz, and chocolate dipped cranberry slices, plus a few dried fruit/almond chocolate clusters for my gluten free neighbor. Now they're all packed in bags and ready to deliver tomorrow. 


The tree is up. Because of a trip in early December, we were late shopping for a tree, and the one we ended up with shed a lot of needles and looks a little skimpy around the bottom, but it smells wonderful. Besides, it's not the tree but the memories that make the magic. 

So I'm going to take a moment to sit and drink a cup of tea ... 


and admire the tree. 

So many ornaments with so many memories...
The one my husband's grandmother embroidered when our son was born ...
The souvenir ornaments collected on trips  ...
The ones the kids picked out or made over the years ...
And of course, the reason for the celebration.



















Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with lots of good memories, and a wonderful 2015!

-Beth

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