Our Island and many of the southern Gulf Islands are recovering from a devastating storm last week that blew down trees and power lines.
Many people are still without power. We never lost our power and I am so grateful that we are warm and cozy snug in our home.
We are ready for the festivities...
time to enjoy our family and friends.
Our faux Christmas tree is lit with plain white lights
with no baubles.
Chester climbs it most days
he has not knocked it over (yet)
he got stuck once
with the wire of the lights stretched tight across his belly
fortunately I was able to extricate him.
"It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers.
But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life,
you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories.
Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul. "
~ Caroline Kennedy ~
I love the message on this Emma Bridgewater tote!
It's not quite time for me to hang up my gloves...
the cooking is not finished.
The baking is done
The rum balls, citrus shortbread and butter tarts are ready for the tins.
The deliveries are in process...
Stuffed devilled eggs are ready for the party.
we will serve a simple brunch
followed later by a small turkey dinner.
Thank you for your comments
on the recent passing of my husband's mom.
"The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things."
~ Thomas S. Monson ~
Best wishes for a Peaceful and Happy Holiday.