"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

02 January 2015

Quiet holiday season...

     Christmas and New Year's passed without a hitch.  It was quiet and peaceful.  Just what was asked for.  Plenty of snack foods to be eaten on Christmas Eve while family gifts were opened.  Lots of new games being played afterwards until bedtime. Such excitement in the air.  But not so when one little person made sure everyone was awake at 3:30am on Christmas morning.  I for one was not very yippy skippy over that start to the day.  After about a half hour I quickly retreated back to bed as the rest of the crew stayed up to admire all that they had received from Santa.  Oh the stamina that they have.  Very admirable.  Oh to remember the days when I could stay awake for 3 days straight and not bat an eye.  Yeah.  I could just as easily admire my treasures later after a bit more sleep.  It was a great day indeed though topped off with the powdering of snow that we received the night before after we had all gone to sleep.  A wonderful day all around.

     The following weekend treated us with more snow and time with Dad.  The two days off he had was very much needed after all the hard work that he had endure within the last month and a half.  But those days were not wasted by staying inside the whole time.  The girls were not having any of that.  The important event of building a snowman had to be accomplished.  And even a few snowballs were chucked at each other during the building process.  A few times the crew had to be talked to when they thought that throwing a snowball at me would be a good idea.  The stink eye was given to each offender without hesitation, with a reminder that they could be locked out of the house if they went through with their plan.  They chose snowman building and went back to work.  Even after all that work out front, smallish one had to go out in the backyard to make a tiny snow bear.  The backyard can't be without its own decoration.  The poor little bear didn't have his hat for very long due to a pesky squirrel that looked to be taking a fancy to the hat that he was wearing.  The rest of the weekend was spent in the warmth of the house playing more games and myself working away on a project at my own pace while sitting in front of the bedroom window taking glances of the falling snow that continued on and off for two days.

     New Year Eve was exciting but quiet.  Games, snack foods and staying up late for all.  I may have taken a teensy little nap just to make sure I wasn't all cranky before midnight.  I wouldn't want to ruin things for everyone you know.  The next morning was a slow one.  Everyone doing their own thing at their own pace.  Traditional New Year's food being made for lunch and nibbles throughout the day.  We couldn't ask for a better way to start the year ahead.

     And as quick as it all came upon us, the holidays are now over.  The decorations are all put away.  Everyone breathing a sigh of relief, as the house seems to do also with all the extra stuff packed away now.  A fresh start.  Clutter free.  Waiting to see what lies ahead in this brand new year.

    And to think, December is only 11 months away!




  1. dear kar,
    it sounds after a nice holiday!!! the snowman looks nice,especially the little. love your christmas ornaments
    your crochet work loks wonderful!!!
    i wish you a wonderful new year,
    hugs and love,

  2. Ha! You sound like me already counting down to next Christmas! It sounds like you had the loveliest of holidays!

  3. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I've heard a lot of people mentioning lately how their house seems to "settle" when they put their decorations away. A new sense of calm I suppose. I wish you and your family a wonderful 2015. :-)

  4. Sounds like a great Christmas season in your hood. Love the snow play pictures, fun! Happy New Years to you Kar and your family. Excited to see 2015 through your lens and words. Blessings

  5. Your Christmas and New Year sounds wonderful. There is something to be said for quiet days with just the family although it's not something I've experienced in recent years during the holiday season. The kids love getting together with their cousins and I can't deny them that special time. I hope you have a wonderful 2015 filled with good things. A happy New Year to you and your family.
    Anne xx

  6. What a lovely way to spend your holidays. Looks like everyone had a good time. What's better than spending time with your family? Hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you and your family