Monday, December 20, 2010

(187/365) 12 days to a joyful Christmas

Today I found joy having a pre-Christmas visit with friends, making "almond roca" (without any nuts 'cause we were out), and having my version of a perogy for supper...
I'm gluten-intolerant, so perogies are a memory of the past.  Lucky for me, my husband does not like me to feel ripped off, nor will he eat things that he knows I love and can't have in front of me (very often, anyway).  We've made a perogy casserole which is fantastic, and also our above version: grated potatoes fried into a bit of a nest, layered with bacon, cottage cheese, sour cream, fried onions & cheddar.....mmmmmm, totally fools my body into believing it's the real thing!  Food definitely gives me Joy!

Here's a summary of the rest of my 12 days to a joyful Christmas so far:
baking sugar cookies
having a warm place to call home
 decorating cookies for teachers
drawing of me & my boy
 Christmas cards with preschool
my favorite type of snow
some quiet time at home
 brotherly cuddles
 a gift from far away

Most of the things that bring me Joy aren't necessarily about Christmas....but stopping to breathe, think about what is around me is definitely getting me into the Christmas spirit.  I want my children to have a lovely Christmas filled with love, laughter and family!

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Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

So many of these photos I hadn't seen yet. All so beautiful. I love that your Joy isn't in just the Christmasy things but the everyday. I too want to have them remember the love, laughter and family. Thank you for the wonderful sentiment.

Sue said...

You're right. The best joys are in the every day things.


Kerri said...

What a beautiful post. Everyday happenings are what memories are made of. LOVE the little chubby hand cutting cookies! And you last picture is looks like a professional picture....maybe it is?

Sarah Halstead said...

These are all great. I love the cookie photos.

Shannon said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the sparkly snow.

Jenny said...

I'm visiting from Dana's. What a joyful post. Each picture is like a little vignette into the glories of the holiday season.

I'm so glad I stopped. Really, really lovely.