Tuesday, December 20, 2011

extremely glorious

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These days the girls are always exclaiming how glorious everything is. Glorious. It is their new favorite word. And Chessa's second favorite word right now is "extremely", and she always says it at least twice in a row.

Well here are some glorious pictures from the wonderful Tasha Tudor book Take Joy that I told you about last time...



So so so incredibly beautiful!



And our own Mary now traveling the last stars along the path.

Maybe next year I will get around to making Joseph to accompany her...

This year there are mittens to finish seaming, a few more holiday cards to make, and lots of Christmas cookies to bake!

Tomorrow we will head into the forest to celebrate Winter Solstice and bring home our Christmas tree. We will have hot apple cider, snowdrop cookies, and bring out our handmade ornaments and vintage decorations.

(After we finally finish moving the girls into their new bedroom...)

Friday is my birthday and I have this kind of crazy idea that I would like to do some sewing for myself that day. Maybe a new wrap skirt to wear over wool tights on winter days. I can sew while my family makes dinner for me...

Then it's Christmas Eve.
Then it's Christmas Day!

My sister is coming for Christmas and will be here until New Year's Eve. We have all kinds of kitchen adventures planned, and I'm going to teach her how to knit...


So to all of you here, my dear friends I am so glad to know, I wish you and your families an extremely extremely glorious glorious wonderful holiday season!!!


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12 comments:

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Merry. merry Christmas, happy solstice and all that good stuff :) I miss you and a phone date will need to come very soon!!! <3 <3

a little crafty nest said...

Dear Renee...Yes, I think your girls have that right, extremely glorious is a very good way to describe all those wonderful Tasha Tudor pictures. I want to find a book like that now. You know I've always admired your advent spiral...Your girls are in their bedroom just about the same time my biggest boy will be back in his renovated room (I hope this weekend!) And I remembered it was your birthday on the 23rd (of course) but I'll save my wishes for then, my friend! Enjoy your extremely glorious birthday week down there:)
xo Jules

Mama Forestdweller said...

Oh, I love these pictures! That Tasha Tudor book is wonderful. And so is your Mary. So lovely.

Have a glorious solstice - birthday- Christmas extravaganza! :)

Linda said...

Such a wonderful blog post dear friend.
Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas and new year.
Love
Linda

W-S Wanderings said...

And an extremely, extremely, glorious solstice, birthday, Christmas, and New Year to you! And, I gotta say, your birthday plans sound wonderful and rejuvenating.

Also loving those illustrations of mama snuggling her precious babe.

Blessings...

Mama Ash Grove said...

Dear Renee, I always get extremely extremely excited when you post a new glorious post!
What beautiful photos- thank you for sharing them, they leave me with a feeling of peace.
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY this Friday! You are so extremely glorious, I am so glad you were born! And we'll talk soon on the phone, after Christmas I'd love.
HUGS

Catherine said...

You are extremely extremely lucky to have this wonderful book! It is impossible to find at a decent price now...

I wish you a wonderful glorious birthday and Christmas celebrations! It is very weird to be celebrating Christmas in Costa Rica this year...

Laura said...

extremely glorious :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Renee,

"extremely glorious", I must smile.
Your pictures show a wonderful preparation to Christmas.
(I don´t know way, but on your blog I can´t comment with my google account.)

Best wishes and happy days to you and your family!
GreenMama (Where the wild strawberries grow...)

Beth said...

Ah, what an "extremely, extremely glorious" post ^_^ I do so love to hear about your girls' adventures, they remind me so much of me and my sisters when we were young.
Happy birthday on Friday dear Renee! I had exactly the same thought for how to spend my birthday (also on Friday ^_^) The kids were asking if I wasn't planning a party - they were quite shocked when I told them I really just want some quiet time to sew myself a skirt! Well, maybe a little party too, lol! Hopefully there will be a little party at your place too - I imagine so with your sweet girls in charge ;)
xoxo
Beth

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh Renee,
Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays!!
Enjoy your sweet time with your sister and family.
Love, Tonya

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Love your Mary and beautiful pictures indeed!