oh what a joyous
christmas season it has been for this little family.
and in many ways, we are still in it.
all the new year feels haven't quite hit me yet.
i feel them stirring
i know they are in there.
i just can't get my head, energy or heart into them quite yet.
so until then,
maybe one more christmas cocktail
while i sit by our pretty tree and look through our christmas bits.
merry christmas friends!
up first some christmas decorating.
we so loved our trees this year.
i don't want to take them down!
|two tree trimming|
|a tree for farm friends|
|actually for hosting friends in the barn|
|my light detangler and stringing partner|
|our house tree trimmers|
|gus enjoying his spot under the tree|
|but also wishing bennett would play with him|
|morning snuggles by the tree|
|and little sister make-over for brother too|
|candle light devotions by the tree too|
|preparing our hearts|
to love, serve, rejoice and embrace the season
through our daily advent activity is very special to us.
|advent calendar count down|
|with outings to the nutcracker|
|little ballerina twirler|
|christmas jammies and a polar express ride on the couch in our den|
|donut dates before school|
|gingerbread house making|
|gingerbread cookie decorating too|
|cookie baking in the barn with friends|
|dudes who attack bakers from the barn loft|
|or play football instead of cookie baking and caroling|
|caroling around the neighborhood|
the kids weren't the only ones having fun with
friends this season.
we got to see and visit with so many friends and family
this christmas...hearts full!
|east coast - west coast / medway - new braintree friends that are family|
|family love on christmas day|
|small group lovelies|
|book club lovelies|
|family love on christmas eve|
|dinner party & game night lovelies|
|cocoa and caroling lovelies|
some of time with friends
even got to visit with mr. clause himself.
|or my dad, who was happy to play grandpa clause|
|mr. c's sleigh made landing on a perfect snowy night|
|happy little elves|
|grandkids with grandpa clause|
|grateful for christmas blessings in this special spot|
also grateful for
christmas blessings at mcc
|candle light service|
|pre-school christmas sing|
|and trips to bethlehem for our little mary|
|and the christmas story told with such joy!|
this season brought us a few
days that fulfilled the wishes for a white christmas.
|snow at the farm|
|gus bundled up to play in the snow|
|perfect snow for snowball fights|
|and cotton balls for indoor snowball fights|
|ready to sneak attack dad with snowballs|
a few more pics of our preparations,
and treat making.
|cookie dough rolling|
|addictive treat making|
|kids who did their own present wrapping|
|or should i say present taping...so.much.tape.|
the chicks were also quite giving this season,
bringing an egg bounty.
love these chicks...
i think these next few pics prove it!
|gifts from the flock|
|chick apparel for christmas at home|
|red & green for the girls|
|chick christmas hugs|
|and a new vintage sign that looks oh so good here at the farm.|
speaking of looking good here at the farm,
check out these new wheels!
|watch out speed racer coming through!|
|when bennett lets me borrow his new dirt bike|
|and a fly moped for ella|
|and pink bike with training wheels for janie|
so much fun,
and lots of new games to play!
|board games for days|
|and the fun of a simple top|
|and outfitted head to toe in medway gear|
we celebrated a little boy's birthday too!
best christmas present ever,
turned 8 on the 26th.
|sportin' his new bennett jersey (thanks pats for signing martelus bennett)|
|outing to star wars with the uncles|
|cheers to uncle matt!|
|fun with uncle tim and auntie leigh too|
and then this weekend,
we had christmas with wes' side.
so much love with this crew of kids (big & little).
|games by the fire|
|snowball fights with the little ones|
|rascals who discovered the mistletoe|
|present (under the watchful eye of creepy uncle justin)|
|uncle justin not so creepy serenading|
|big kid table|
|missing tooth partners|
and that's a christmas bits & bobs' wrap!
so much love, fun and wonderful memories with
friends and family.
and while i do wish you dear readers a very happy new year,
you'll find me lingering a little longer here in christmas!