Thursday, 22 December 2011

softly the snow falls...

Shhh... whilst we sleep, all cosy in our beds, wrapped up in quilts that have been handmade and loved over the years... the snow gently and so softly falls. I awake to squeals of delight and both my children, especially my youngest, are giddy with excitement as they pull on their uggs over their PJs and rush out to play, in the dark.
...as the playing has to end so the usual day can begin, the children have to get into their uniforms and we dig out the car and head to school for another pre Christmas day of planning and organising to begin for Mom...
Its a wonderful time of year for my little family, we feel the loss of the family we once were as we make new traditions and new friends come into our lives. Its a period of change, slowly shifting and getting better, time is indeed such a healing remedy. As I decorated the house, mulled wine by my side and Andy Williams singing favourite Christmas songs I delight in the place I call home, here I am another year on, this place, this home is still ours, I wanted so much to get the move over with and be able to move on but the children want to stay and for now at this family time of year, their happiness is the priority, as I watch them running from room to room and chatting merrily about their Christmas holiday. So we cosy up for another season of joy.
Only nothing goes to plan, the usual chaos and mayhem kick in and surprises good and bad keep you on your toes. I count my blessing to keep me sane, we have a beautiful place we call home to keep the cold out, we snuggle up in our beds at night with a wonderful home cooked meal prepared with love in our tums, the house is filled with sparkle, love and most of all the sound of the children laughing, yes life can be a challenge and its constantly changing for us at the moment, but there is something so exciting and mysterious about Christmas, I have never lost that child like view of this season. With the winter solstice behind us now the day dreams drift to warmer, longer, brighter days.
The sewing is done, the making, buying, packing and wrapping, well that's all most done, the baking has begun...

My mind wanders as I mix, and stir and the aroma in the house is spiced up with cinnamon and cloves in my cooking, I think about the year gone by, so quickly and the events, the love, laughter and even tears that have made it a special year filled with special memories to treasure, I look forward to the coming year and make my plans and day dream....


Photos... 1) View from my kitchen window 2) My little ones snowy hands in homemade mittens 3) Christmas baking in my kitchen 4) Dotty Red note books 5) Dotty Red lavender hangers

24 comments:

Ruth said...

Happy Christmas Suzie! Wishing you and your family all the best and a 2012 that only gets better!

Lyn said...

What a lovely Christmas post. I wish you and your family a hristmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.
xxx

Pene said...

Hi Suzie so lovely to hear from you. I hope you and the children and of course Rosy have a wonderful christmas. I am so jealous you have snow and for the first time in three year we don't!
Have a great time
Big Hugs
Pene x

Devonmama said...

What a lovely post! Merry Christmas to your family from ours. Very envious of your snow!! xxx

Twiggy said...

Have a lovely and well deserved peaceful Christmas from all at Twiggy Towers
xxx

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Claire said...

Hey Suzie, how exciting to have snow,.......it sounds so magical and just like something from a story book.

No doubt it's been a difficult year for you but it sounds like you are a very strong person and turning things around for the better.

From a warm and sunny corner of Oz I wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and all the best for a happy, healthy and creative 2012......

Claire X

LaaLaa said...

Hi. Thank you for popping over to my blog and for your lovely comment. I love your blog and am now a follower. Have a great Christmas! xx

harmony and rosie said...

It's a beautiful post and your home sounds cosy and welcoming. I'm sorry you yearn for times gone by but at the same time, glad that life is leading you up a contented path.
I wish you and your family the happiest of Christmases and a fantastic 2012.
Kate x
PS blogger is being a menace with my blog list at the moment and several have disappeared off the radar. Hopefully I've sorted it this time x

julie said...

I love the picture you have as your header Suzie - it looks so cosy and inviting. I hope you and your boys have a lovely day tomorrow and wishing you all the best for the coming year xxx

Thimbleanna said...

A lovely post Ms. Dotty. I love your blog header too -- it's beautiful. I hope you've had a Very Merry Christmas with your boys!

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Jane said...

Happy Christmas and new Year Suzie, hope the coming year brings much happiness. jane x

SuzeJones said...

Lovely post on a cracking blog! As a new blogger (thejoyofsew on blogger) just finding my voice, I totally aspire to what you have achieved here. Hope you have a great 2012, I will be following with interest! S x

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Kitty said...

Your room looks beautiful. We have had no snow here at all. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and want to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Hope 2012 turns out to be one of your best. :) x

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