Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas Love...

So thankful for these wonderful times spent with family, at home :)

                                             handmade crafts galore...

                                            playtime (Christmas style)

    elving!  Homemade jams and soaps given to those who least expected it :)   We challenged ourselves to repurpose and we re-used all the wrap/cards we received last year - success!

                                         games played late into the night...

cozy naps in the warm sunshine (of the people variety, too!)...

 Mom's china, so that she could be here, too... and Grandma's pink glass at the centre.

 hand embroidered linen, just because Christmas is the time to bring it all out never mind the need for a pressing - the wrinkles won't be remembered.

                                                     dapper young men and

                   lovely young ladies playing Christmas Carols all day for Mama...

 my favourite childhood decoration, still playing and still turning after 43 years of magic

                      dear Grandma to join in the love and fun - 91 and going strong!

                   camera shy daughters who helped with dishes without being asked...

                   Daddy home to do fun stuff with...   robots out of beer cans (?)

                Grandma's famous Christmas Snowball dessert  mmmmmnnnn.....

and her just as famous, delicate and fluffy pumpkin chiffon tarts ****swoon***

These are the things that make Christmas memories...  the people, the fun, the food.... the good times shared.  Love is in the way that we live, not in the gift we give.


  1. Everything looks so perfect! And your kids are so cute! love,andrea

  2. Lovely, Sherri. It looks like a beautiful day..love the quote, too. Merry Christmas. xx

  3. Love radiates from your words and pictures! What beautiful memories you made.

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful day filled with family and lots of yummy food. I do love your idea of using your Mum's china and cloth - a very sentimental gesture. Lovely!

    Cheers - Joolz

  5. What warm family pictures and memories. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!