Friday, December 21, 2012

Finally, that feeling...

Even though I've been on Christmas break all week, it wasn't until Wednesday morning that I truly felt the feeling that I had been waiting for. That moment of total contentment as I walked into the kitchen and began to wrap presents. That moment when our home is decorated, the Christmas tree lights are twinkling, and I am home doing those Christmas-y things that I want to do.

Bliss. That's the best way I can describe it. And the nice thing is that it stopped me, at that very moment, so I could recognize it for what it was.



My mother-in-law and I went on another little excursion earlier in the week. I found this Christmas banner made out of chipboard. I had planned to use it over the fireplace, but this spot worked out better.



Before we can continue with Christmas, there's always a special birthday to celebrate...


My sweetheart of a daughter turns 17 today. Yikes!! She was just a toddler it seems a few days ago!


She had a few close friends over to help her celebrate. I enjoyed making a few appetizers and dinner for the girls. It was so sweet to hear them talk and laugh together.




P.S. Happy birthday, sweet girl! You're still my little Peanut.



3 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad you "caught" the Christmas spirit, Roban, and your house looks absolutely beautiful.

You have a December "baby!!" Truly the best Christmas gift of all. She is a beautiful young lady.

I am so glad to have met you this year, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

xo.

miruspeg said...

What a delightful post Roban!
I can feel your happiness and contentment all the way across the ocean.
You have decorated your home beautifully for Christmas. Love the photos of your gorgeous daughter too. Give her a big hug from me please.

Hope the blissful feeling lingers for a long time.

Deep love, respect and gratitude for our friendship.
Peggy ♥♥♥

Kelly said...

fun n post Roban...and CELEBRATE dish....swoon....