Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Joy




We've been decorating more and more each day and it really is beginning to look and feel more and more like Christmas.  Having a helpful husband certainly takes the burden of trying to do it all away. 



Our Christmas tree pretty much looks the same every year as we use the same ornaments that have been collected over the years.



Beloved ornaments from our parent' s trees as well as gifts from our children find a special spot each year.




Our family history is all tied up on every branch!  If you've been reading here very long, you've seen the same ornaments year after year.  I'm not one to do a themed tree.



I'm an old fashioned gal when it comes to Christmas.  I tend to want the same menus, the same decorations, the same family members visiting though I know changes happen over the years.  Embracing traditions, I have to be careful to embrace change as well. 


Having snow over the weekend has certainly added more joy to our environment.  Even though quite early for us to have snow, the blanket of white certainly makes it feel like Christmas, even if we hardly ever have that! 


The above photo was taken from the indoors where the Christmas tree lights seem to light the Leyland Cypress as well.


As you can see I need to change out the Autumn pumpkin garden flag to a Christmas one!



"Christmas is a bridge.  We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. "
Gladys Taber


We never get too old for cookie making at Christmas!


Chocolate chip are my grands favorite, so their grandmother indulges them.


Merry Christmas to you, my friends!  I hope as you add all the layers of Christmas to your home and heart you feel JOY! ♥