11 December 2010

today's highlights

breakfast in bed.
orange juice in a small marta glass.
(thank you, dave & ariane!)
yoga class. with dan.
running errands. as a family.
choosing the smallest tree of the bunch.
because it really is perfect. perfect for us.
getting it freshly cut, right then and there. thank you, home depot.
glad dan insists on getting a real tree every year. it smells divine.
my two boys building train tracks around the tree together.
never being too old to lie on our tummies to watch the christmas train.
benji saying all aboard! over and over again.
unwrapping the book apple tree christmas (thank you for the suggestion!)
rediscovering favorite ornaments.
especially the hand carved santa in overalls & cowboy hat with candy cane in his back pocket! 
making home movies with the G11. best purchase of the year.
plugging in the space heater. yay.
hanging happy glitter stars on the tree.
opting out of silver this season. it's a gold, red and white year.
plaid, pretty polka dot and red with lime green were big themes in years past.
delighted that dan offered to make a run for an extra string of lights tonight.
(the bottom half of the tree is still unlit.)
benij's button up reindeer jammies. better known as moose jammies.
and our stockings on the wall? also known as big socks.
trying to memorize my little boy's face all aglow.
narnia and wonderful life on television tonight. 
deciding our tree needs a paper chain garland. another nap time craft.
a cheery way to recycle old magazines.
singing silent night and away in a manger for tonight's lullabies.
cocoa and cinnamon toast for supper.
eating on christmasy dishes all month long. 

a few more reminders
st. lucia day is monday. 
i may be baking my mom's rice pudding for the occasion. 
the zig velum writer (pictured here) is my favorite for christmas cards. 
i am thinking about the george bailey award, a favorite family ritual
the auction and bidding has begun! 

currently playing in my house: Here Comes Santa Claus / Doris Day


Johanna said...

Oh I'm so glad that you got Apple tree Christmas. It is one of my absolute favourites. Merry Christmas Marta. Sounds like your holidays are turning out to be merry + bright.

Cassie said...

I love your posts like this - what a gorgeous list of beautiful family life at this time of year!

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Anonymous said...

I so enjoy reading your blog. You have a beautiful family and we are so blessed to know you. Hope that your holidays continue to be happy, merry, and bright.

Shorty said...

Great post! And I love the barware you linked to. Very cool and classic.

Olivia said...

We don't have a train around the tree, but we do have two train ornaments and my little boy runs back and forth pointing and saying, choo choo.... choo choo... ball. choo choo.

It's so cute!

Sounds like a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

I love this post, it shows that you are grateful for the life you have. Lovely!

kh said...

you are divine marta, simply divine! please never stop blogging.

Travelin'Oma said...

The rice pudding, the cocoa . . . we're on the same wavelength!

summer said...

i agree with miss house of 7. this post is a dream, marta! definitely a saturday to shoot for.

ps. a train!! you lucky duck. and cinnamon toast for supper.. making a mental note of this. that must be on my menu.

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