Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas

Christmas does not need to be celebrated on a particular day, but when everyone can gather. This year my family will not be here over the holidays; the oldest son is visiting the Ukraine, the middle son is celebrating with his new in-laws and hubby has to work. That just leaves the youngest son and me. So we will gather December 23rd to exchange gifts and feast. Everything is ready, the cookies are baked, the presents are wrapped and under the tree and the table is partly set.


I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Wishing you a Christmas rich with happy moments,
heartwarming traditions and lasting memories!!!



29 comments:

Pondside said...

I wish you a wonderful celebration! We've had years in which we've celebrated on a day other than the 25th, but it's all about the people around the table, isn't it? Christmas Day will always be Christmas Day, but our celebration must be a movable feast when family members are widespread.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful mosaic Jen. The cookies look delicious and the decor festive. Merry Christmas. V

GrandmaK said...

Could almost smell the cookies baking! Yummy! Cathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Enjoy your sweet family! Happy holidays! ♥♥♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm not sure that sounded right...enjoy the time you have with your youngest son! I sure miss my sons at the holidays...and every day! ♥

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Such beautiful images!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Bernie H said...

Our family can not all be together on Christmas Day either this year, but we celebrate when we can. Having already had a Christmas lunch with some family members, I'm looking forward now to spending time with the grandchildren on Christmas Day. Enjoy your Christmas celebration even if it's a little early!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Great photos! I need to take some lessons from you on photographing food. Everything looks great. Merry Christmas.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
The cookies look very tempting and would go nice with a cup of tea.
Glad you have at least one day to gather, I know how hard it is with shift working family.
Merry Christmas.
Judith

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have a wonderful christmas. I too, will be celebrating with my family on the 23rd.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Wow! Your pictures are beautiful...and those cookies look so yummy! Merry Christmas! Kristine

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I have to agree with you and enjoy taking the holiday slowly and celebrating throughout the month. Whenever we get together with family and friends it is a celebration! Merry Christmas!

Marydon said...

Love your beautiful & yummy share.

Christmas is for Christ, family can gather any time to celebrate. We do on Christmas Eve. Have a beautiful gathering, Jen.

Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

schöngeist for two said...

Ich wünsche ihnen und ihrer Familie ein schönes frohes Weihnachtsfest!
Wunderschön ihre Bilder..

Lieben Gruss Elke

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Have a wonderful week and a wonderful Christmas!
Markus

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos and mosaic. I hope you have your family have awonderful celebration. And I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Snap said...

The cookies look wonderful and your decorations so lovely and sparkly. THE kids and I had Christmas breakfast this last Saturday morn at one of our favorite places. They are off to NC to be with his family this year. The love flows ... no matter the day! Merry Christmas to you!

cathy@home said...

Lovely Christmas mosaic.
Wishing You and your family where ever they shall be a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lorrie said...

We will be missing people around our table this year, too. And as you've said, the celebration can occur at any time.
Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas season.

Lona said...

The collages are so wonderful Jen. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Merry Christmas to you and may it be blessed. Your cookies sure look delisch...I shall be baking ours with 2 grandsons tomorrow;'~)

My Little Home and Garden said...

The fact that your family gathers together is much more important than whether or not it is on Christmas day. Merry Christmas to you!
-Karen

Porch Days said...

You are really prepared with the table partially set! And yes, you are right. It is about the people and not the date. Best wishes and Merry Christmas! Nancy

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

We have been lucky - most years Thanksgiving and Christmas have been on the actual day - but I agree - the best time to celebrate is when everyone can be home! Happy Holidays!

Sheila said...

Best wishes for a wonderful family gathering a little early. No matter what day you celebrate it will be wonderful. Our family will be waiting for our daughter to arrive on December 30th and we'll celebrate together then. All the best to you for Christmas and the New Year!

bj said...

I love your pretty mosaic..and I am with you....it doesn't have to be on THE day to celebrate. Just whenever the family can get together, that's the PERFECT time for celebrating and thanking God for all the blessings HE sends to us.
Merry Christmas and...your cookies look amazing.:)

Marcie said...

This is beautiful! Love the magical stars. And - a very merry Christmas to you and yours!

Becca said...

Beautiful, Christmassy photos!
Merry Christmas!

Atelier de Charo said...

Feliz Navidad!!!

with love
Charo