Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!


It is time to cook and bake here, preparing ahead for Christmas dinner and our tradition of hors doeurvres or snacks on Christmas Eve night.  The Christmas Eve tradition started long ago, a combination of a busy schedule and a desire to try something new each year (for Christmas dinner's menu is "set in stone"!).

The aroma of ham baking on Christmas morning shouts to us that the Holiday has arrived as much as the last window on any Advent calendar.  It brings with it such expectation of the Feast to come.  Even if there are just three of us as with this year, I have to make everything so it will be Christmas. 

I pray each and every one of you have a blessed Christmas.  Perhaps not perfect or what we really, really wanted (in our case missing family who live far away and those who have passed away).... but still good.

I will be back next week...just taking a much needed break to read and ponder.  :)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Vee said...

The very Merriest of Christmases right back. Take some time and enjoy every minute, though I'll certainly forgive you should you decide to post any old time.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Merriest Christmas, dear Brenda!

Brenda Leyland said...

And a blessed and merry Christmas to you and yours.

Enjoy the peace on earth in your own heart and home!

Jan Hatchett said...

I am wishing your family a wonderful and joyous Christmas!

Catsngrams said...

Merry Christmas to you and your. Will be looking forward to your posts for next year.

thearmychapswife said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I hope you truly have a wonderful day.

Lena said...

Wishing you and your family hearts full of happiness this Christmas, Brenda.

May the new year treat each of you, kindly.

suzel said...

Merry Christmas for you and all your family.
Thank's a lot for all you share with us (particulary the book tips, I be french but read many english books you advice for us!!!).
A particulary blessing from France

freetobeme - Anita said...

Merry Christmas, Brenda!

Joslyn said...

Merry Christmas Brenda and a blessed new year to you and your family.Thanks for all you share on your blog!

Andi said...

Merry Christmas!

Mel said...

I must come back to your blog, you have so much information on preparing for whatever may be to come. Thank you!

Merry Christmas & Happy New year!

Blessings,
Mel

Kel said...

Merry Christmas!
Praying many blessings for you.

Love and hugs,
Kelly Lynn in Tx

Lallee said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Brenda! XO!!

Linds said...

Merry Christmas, Brenda! To you and all your family. Have a lovely day!

Storybook Woods said...

Very Merry Christmas Brenda. Clarice

Sallie@aquietsimplelife.com said...

Merry Christmas, Brenda!

The Journey said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I love looking at your decorations.