Outside my window... it is fair and sunny and in the 80s. It does not feel like Fall or Winter but we are trying to get into the Christmas spirit by putting up the lights on the house.
I am thinking... it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere we go…
I am thankful for... quality time spent with family and friends. It is rare that we get time to visit with family and friends and when I get the chance I am so grateful for the opportunity.
From the kitchen... I am hoping to learn a new Christmas recipe or two to share with family and friends this Christmas.
I am wearing... comfy shorts and tee to help my husband put up lights all around the house and decorate the house for our first married Christmas.
I am creating... more holiday memories. I love this time of year with all the holidays in a row and getting to spend it with family and friends. This year is full of memories as we are celebrating our first married holidays.
I am (still) reading... House Rules by Jodi Picoult and looking forward to the next Jodi Picoult book I will read.
I am hearing... the sound of the washing machine as I continue with the daily/weekly house chores that need to be done.
Around the house... are a few Christmas decorations. We do not have much in the way of decorations but I hope to make it feel a little like Christmas around the house.
One of my favorite things... the smell of fresh baked pies, cookies, cakes, and other holiday treats.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Friday: Visit family in St. Petersburg
Saturday: Prayer group breakfast
Continue decorating the house for Christmas
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
We are getting ready for the holidays.
|We added some lights to the front of the house|
|With all the lights lit up|
|Our wreathe on the front door|
|Our two small trees up high so the cat does not take the ornaments.|
|With the tree and angel lit up|
|True to Florida Christmas -- Our first Christmas palm|
|The Nativity scene under our Christmas palm|
|The stocking is hung on the bookcase with care|
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