Sunday, 28 December 2008

All Is Safely Gathered In.

I do love the post Christmas slow down, a few days to digest the year gone by, before the new one begins, to gather my thoughts and plan what is to come.
We had a wonderful family weekend of the nicest kind. There was presents, food, and the best kind of company.

This year among my family, but excluding the children, we decided we would make our Kris Kindle present. I suggested it last year and was met with a rather weak response, but since then the word 'recession' is on everyone's tongue, and when my Mum suggested it again we all agreed it would be fun! And it was. I made an Amy Butler Gumdrop Pillow for my sister-in-law, Fiona. Did I take a picture? Eh, no... But I'm working on that one. (Andrew? Help me out here please!)

My present was from my youngest brother Simon, who made me a birdhouse that looks like my parents house! It is so cute. It's going to go outside my kitchen window, and as soon as it is I'll post a picture.

I hope you all had a wonderful, peaceful Christmas. And here's to some time to gently remind ourselves of what is important in our lives, now and for the new year to come.


Paddy said...

A nice selection box of seasonal pictures.
Great to have the family gatherings.

Anonymous said...

We had the same type of gathering at my mother's this year.

We also made the decision that among the adults next year we are all pooling our money to donate to Heifer International.

My brother, my mother, and I all gave donations of geese, chicks and for the vegetarian's bees.

The children will still get gifts.

I cannot agree with you more. I was spent from traveling a bit to visit the family, but these past few days have been pure bliss after all the excitement. I forgot what it felt like to put my feet up and read or play a game with the girls.

Here's to continued peace for you in the new year!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I love the guitar leaning against the table. It reminds me of my own home.