22 December – the stuffing is ready and the table is set

Today has been a day for “getting things done” – I love those sorts of days.

Definitely feeling a bit festive around here, still some snow lying around the garden, and even the occasional flurry of flakes falling outside. 

I have made my super simple stuffing this afternoon.

Kids are watching a Christmas movie while “creating” something for George, the cat, out of cardboard.

Last night we were invited over to friends, and enjoyed a very civilised evening of chat and delicious food.  Of course my camera came too, so I am able to share some of her lovely Christmas decor too.


So Lessons Learned this week

I LOVE nativities (have you seen my Nativity Blog Carnival, if you have a Natvity Set it is not too late to join in)

I LOVE mince pies

I love cute babies in Santa hats

I LOVE carol services have attended EIGHT carol services – I think that is a record even for me!!!

I LOVE the snow – we don’t get much here, and it never lasts long, but while it was here I got to visit the park and take some photos.  The snowman was NOT made my me!


I LOVE Christmas!

Have you learned anything this week? Share it with Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife.

To all the other Lesson Learners out there, and all my other blog readers and lurkers, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  1. That’s my plan for tomorrow, getting things done. I love mince pies too and will be making more tomorrow. When it comes to mince pies I eat them until I feel ill, then I eat another one and I never learn:) Your friend’s decorations are lovely. I’ll have to post some photos of my tree, in all its tacky glory.

  2. Your pictures are beautiful 🙂 I hope today is a day where I can get a lot done! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 xo, KA

  3. I love Christmas, too. I love all the gatherings and the sharing and the loving. The songs, and the bells and the candles. I love the special ornaments and remembering who made them and when. I have some handmade ones that were made by friends who have gone on home and they bring them to mind. I love giving and making other people smile. Most of all, I love that I know the true meaning of Christmas and have Jesus in my heart all year round.
    Mama Bear

  4. Hello! I decided to comment today rather than just read… I figured it was about time to let you know I always enjoy reading your posts! They’re very charming. 🙂
    I love Christmas as well! However, I can’t say the same about mince pies or carol services; I’ve never had a mince pie and I don’t know what a carol service is! Merry Christmas and God bless! 🙂

  5. I love days that I get things done too! Oh…it’s so satisfying. 🙂 I LOOOOVE your “sparkle” sign. So cute!

  6. Merry Christmas JanMary! Such beautiful pictures. I love your friends fireplace! I’m starting to feel festive too and am looking forward to making cookies with the kids tonight to keep the mood going!

  7. i really enjoy all your photos… if you notice in my blog pictures…i adopted you slanted style of taking pictures…i hope it is ok.
    thank you very much for all the encouragement, the kind words and the concern. even if we haven’t personally met, i know and feel that you are the kind of person with a very kind and big heart. i am glad to know you. merry christmas to you and your family!!!

  8. I love seeing your photos! This is a special treat for me since my great-grandfather came from Ireland. Thank you for posting on my blog and welcome anytime!

    May you and your family have a very special Christmas!

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