Well, Christmas decorating is finally under way! I’ve collected all things autumn and they will be packed away until next September.
We drove out to Heaven Hill Farm this weekend to get our tree, a wreath for the front door, some greens for the outside railing and roping for the mantel.
Ah, Christmas tree heaven.
We found a beautiful tree which is sitting on our back porch waiting to be taken inside and decorated.
I put a few odds and ends on the hutch in the dining room….
and little candles in all the windows.
and made some shrimp with broccoli and peppers in oil and garlic for dinner.
Oh, how I love this time of year – the whole spirit of the season. My granddaughters’ excitement as they tick off each day until Christmas. Baking all sorts of cookies to share with family and friends. The horse drawn wagon that carries local residents up and down Main Street on weekends. Discovering ornaments that have been hanging on our tree for oh, so many years. The peaceful evenings spent with the tree lights glowing as my husband and I sit and sip hot tea while Molly sleeps close by in her bed. Spending Christmas morning at my daughter’s so we can see the look on our granddaughters’ faces when they see what Santa has left them.
It’s magic. Pure magic. So, I plan to enjoy every moment of every day this season and make wonderful memories to savor long after the holidays are over.
What about you? What do you enjoy most about the holidays?
Have a beautiful week!