Monday, December 22, 2008

Thinking about...

I can not believe the 25th is almost here. I kind of want time to stand still for a while. This is really the best part, I think.


When I was younger, and Christmas day had passed I always had such a hard time with it. I still do. It really has never been about the gifts. I remember people used to stop by our house all the time with sweets, they would stay and drink coffee with my parents. It seemed as though things were a lot more fun for a month, or so. Like people were a bit happier, a bit more thankful, had more time to talk. I think this time of year can still do that to people.




We have spent a lot of time outside these past couple of weeks. The smell in the air reminds me of sledding down the big hill with my sisters, coming in for hot chocolate made on the stove.



I remember decorating the tree every year while we ate homemade chex mix and listened to old fashioned Christmas records. We would throw the tinsel on the tree at the end. Sometimes this would go on for hours.
I will be away from here for a bit. My oldest is on his first Christmas vacation, I have a new nephew to squeeze and lots of goodies to wrap and deliver.
I will be back sometime around the New Year.
I hope whatever you do during this time, it is peaceful.




25 comments:

TD wool design said...

i hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. i remember too. thanks for your post. it's a great reminder to slow a bit.
...and chex mix! yum. sarah

kim said...

Your pictures are so soothing. I wish you good times with those you love and many more happy memories...

dana said...

That picture of the holly berries in snow? Gorgeous.

Renee said...

What beautiful pictures! I have memories of a whole month of Christmas and visits and socializing growing up and that's how we try to make it now too ~ otherwise Christmas day itself just feels anti-climaxic.
Maybe you could post your Chex Mix recipe after the new year?
Have a very Merry and wonderful Christmas and New Year's holiday with your family and enjoy making new memories!
Best and hugs,
Renee

Steph said...

I'm soaking up some of your peacefulness - I can feel it seeping in. Thanks for these wishes and the same to you!

QuiltedSimple said...

Have a wonderful Christmas - enjoy the season to the fullest!!!! Love the pictures with this post!
Kris

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Happy holidays to you!

APA said...

Thank you for this sweet walk down memory lane of my own childhood and giving us all a chance to share yours.

Dreams and peace to you and yours this special time of the year. And may we all live quiet and beauty each and every day.

Ana :)

Jessica said...

Have a great holiday!!! I, too, wish time would freeze still right now as well.

lucky knitter said...

Best wishes to you and your family this Christmas and a very Happy New Year too!

melissa s. said...

happy holidays!!!!

a friend to knit with said...

we made chex mix last weekend.
i LOVE it. my mom has made it for years.

have a wonderful Christmas, katie.

Marcia said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

beki said...

Enjoy your time with your family. Merry Christmas to you!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

You are so right people do seem to go out of their way to be more friendly. I love the pictures you posted with each comment. Merry Christmas!

Hilary said...

I agree! The anticipation is the best part. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

amandajean said...

merry christmas katie!!! it's been so nice blogging with you this past year.

i made some chex mix this morning. yummy!

3 M's said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
It has been a lot of fun watching you create your beautiful things.
Mauri

tiennie said...

Beautiful photos! Happy holidays to you!!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i want time to stand still now too...it is such a mad dash till the 24th and then it is just over. i hope you make time stand still...merry christmas!

Liz said...

I love your mercury glass tree! Merry Christmas!

Beata said...

Hope you're having a happy, snug and hot-chocolate-filled Christmas holiday!

Beata xxx

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

I really like your photo of the holly berries.

I hope you had a good Christmas and have a great New Year

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas, Katie! I hope you and your family enjoyed the best of the holidays.

Ebeth said...

Katie- I love the photograph of the rosehips (is that what they were?) from your yard. Beautiful with the icy coat they are wearing!!!

We missed you this Christmas...