Friday, December 8, 2017

15 Minutes of Christmas

(15 days explained back here) 

~Monday~

Such a beautiful book... I found it an a sweet little corner bookshop in Newport. It's the story behind the famous poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

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~Tuesday~

A countdown candle with the wise men. And some time reading the psalms.

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~Wednesday~

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow



~ Thursday ~ 

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~Friday~

Sitting between these two, stringing garland, watching Jingle and Belle

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Repost ~ July 2017

We had a huge (size of our driveway, 2 ton) dumpster for the past two weeks.  It was glorious.  We cleaned out every single closet, the basement, the attic, everything (along with gutting the girls bathroom)

I found this beauty.

Tara Santa

I'm the blonde on Santa's lap.  The one with the sparkle in my eyes.  Even way back then I adored Christmas more than the normal kid.  I was a Christmas girl.  Always was, always will be.

I thought I'd post it in honor of "Christmas in July" which we will celebrate this Sunday evening in our house.

Merry half way to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sweetest Concert

Abigail's school winter concert was tonight. She sang in the chorus and played viola in the orchestra.

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I adore my little red head.

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And I love how happy music makes her.

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It was a delightfully wonderful night with winter songs that I love. Like "there's a marshmallow world in the winter; when the snow comes to cover the ground..."

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

~Christmas in Newport~ (part 2)

We walked down the block and saw the tree lighting and Santa arriving on a boat! (It's Newport after all!!)

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All of the shoppes were open late and each one was so unique and lovely to walk through. A Christmas delight for sure!

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We stopped in the sweetest Italian restaurant. Small, candle lit, cozy tables. Perfect food.

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Scott carried all of the packages back to the hotel.

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I guess we didn't need to order dessert, our hotel had smores outside by the fire.

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I can't imagine why they wanted to swim... but they did.

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Matching jammies, cozy socks, and one of my favorite parts of Christmas Getaway Weekend? All of us in one room.

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On our way home later that day we talked about our favorite parts of going away. And we all agreed that the planned things are fun but the unexpected surprises are what MAKE the trip. Like last nights Italian restaurant we found and this sweet little place for breakfast.

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Just across from our hotel.

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After we checked out we headed to the Mansions and it was lovely to see them all decorated for Christmas.

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On our way out of town... it's not really a trip unless we find a bookstore. And we did!

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Bought this treasure.

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Home. Sweet. Home.

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