Friday, December 23, 2011

Today...

Some of my family will gather...

...and we will fill the house with the scent of cookies baking...


...and there will be flour everywhere...

...and the toy room will be trashed...

...and there will be leaves tracked up and down the hall from people going in and out from the yard...

...and we will all sample way too many sweets...


...and we will all be wrapped in nostalgia and joy and memories of cookies baked in the past...

...and we will use every dish towel in the kitchen...

...and things will be spilled...

...my counter tops will be smeared with butter and glittered with sugar...

...and when it is all over...

My heart will sigh...

...and be filled with such joy...

...and so many wishes that you are all surrounded by chaos and clatter and chatter and carbohydrates...

...on this eve of Christmas Eve.

Holidays blessings from our house to yours.

Warm hugs from Arizona,

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28 comments:

5thsister said...

Cherish the moments!

Pondside said...

It sounds perfect!
Merry Christmas, Jenny and Mr Jenny!

Barbara F. said...

My idea of a happy holiday. Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

Sue said...

Your wish for me has come true! Enjoy it all, Jenny. Every minute! (I sure intend to...)

Merry Christmas!!

=)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm smiling with Joy as I bake and enjoy the smells of Christmas. Enjoy your day Miss Jenny! hugs, Linda

Bookie said...

I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world."
~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), American Protestant religious leader, author

May you hear the story, sing the songs, and feel the spirit this Christmas. Happy Holidays to all of you!

Terry said...

Merry Christmas Jenny! :0)

Nezzy said...

'Sounds like heaven!!!!

Merry Christmas to all....

Teri said...

I can smell the cookies now. Merry Christmas!!

Judie said...

With the twins running around, my house has aready been delightfully trashed. Mulligan is right in the mix, but Liz asked, "Who ARE these people???"

I thought they would be a little standoffish, since the twins don't really know us, but that was not at all the case!!

They've gone to Walmart, and I am going to lie down for a few minutes. We were up around 5 this morning (time change!!).

Pat Tillett said...

To me, that's what it's all about!
Have a great weekend with you family Jenny! Thanks again also...

anitamombanita said...

I'm living the Christmas dream...toys everywhere, every dish in the house has been used (multiple times a day), little feet going pitter patter like thundering buffalo, etc etc etc. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Sounds like a wonderful time...
Merry Christmas to you and your family Jenny! Have a wonderful New Year too.
Peace,
Patti :)

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Terra said...

"Smiling faces all around
Laughter is the only sound
Memories that can't grow old
Winter's gold, Aspenglow"

Wink wink Jenny.

Tina said...

And Merry Christmas to you, too! Sounds like a wonderful tradition!
Tina @ Life is Good

taylorsoutback said...

Dear Jenny - just the way a kitchen should be at holiday time...savor every moment. You are making new memories with the grandlittles.

I finished cleaning up our own kitchen about 9:00 last night...but the cookies are done!

Ms. A said...

Do you have the AC on for all that baking?

Merry Christmas, Jenny!

Vicki/Jake said...

Embrace all the wonderful CHAOS Jenny....

Have a warm and cozy Christmas and hold them tight:)

xoxox

Farmer's Wyfe said...

So perfectly described!!! I think the baking days leading up to Christmas are some of the funnest parts!! :) And, of course, doing the dishes with all the women after Christmas dinner! :)

Naperville Now said...

Merry Christmas, Jenny. A lovely day for us both.

Country Dreaming said...

May the blessings of the season bring you joy, love, laughter and peace.
I have enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to more in 2012!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Melinda

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Yes, it sounds just about perfect. We bought more treats than we baked, but the fun and the joy and the deliciousness are all in place. Enjoy the holiday, Jenny.

Rek said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year and enjoy the good times. :)

H said...

Fantastic. Warm hugs to you too :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Just came by to say Merry Christmas sweetie!

My house is full of chaos and the toy room is trashed too!

Don't you love it?

xxoo,

RMW

Jennifer Gleason said...

Merry Christmas, Jenny. I hope your holiday is beautiful.

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the smell of cookies.

lisa