24 December 2010

getting into the spirit . . .

Greetings all,
It's really time to get festive & if i've forgotten anything, i don't care, i'm not going anywhere today!!  That said my husband is at the Fresh Food Markets in Belconnen getting vegetables as not ALL  our favourite vendors did last night's Farmer's Market, like the potato bloke, so he's allowed to do some potato shopping!!
Just because i'm not religious, i don't skip the superficial fun of this time of year.  For us it really is about family & presents.  I look at Christmas as an opportunity to stop & reflect on the year, how lucky we are & extra fun ways to show each other how much we love one another. 
So i've lit the frankincense & myrrh candles from Erica, thanks honey!!
 Hung the last of the handmade ornaments (this is from Kim from A Little Bird Told Me) & her gorgeous felt brooches were a hit with the teachers at school as gifts!! 
 Kitchen counter is 'a go' for food preparation, gosh i love wanky organic counter sprays, they make cleaning the kitchen counter over & over & over again a little less torture & smell delicious.
 What's not to love about a random birdie garland??
 What's all this about then, hmmmm??  No kidding, not staged, this is ACTUALLY how i found the reindeer today.  Those 'softie' bullies really didn't like the wooden imposter & well, broken antler, left on the ground & they're all pretending not to notice??  Damn, not the hot glue gun again??
 Yippee, my collection of Babushkas has grown, a couple of extras thanks to Bord & Butik in Alaska, love you Heidi!!
 The children have made their name place cards for the dining table.
 I'm in a 'nothing is going to spoil my joy' kind of mood.
 What is with this Santa, is he under arrest??
 While the children play with their gifts tomorrow, my husband & i can plant some lavender. 
 Let's not forget tomorrow is a big day for these two blokes!!
Merry Christmas to you all, 'tis the season for happiness whatever you believe.  I just believe in family, fun, friends & stopping to appreciate what you have or how you can make things better in your world. 
RightyO, best sign off, husband is home with potatoes & some surprises for our feast.  Just we 6 here in Canberra tomorrow, will be peaceful & fun, i love it.  We'll see our extended million family members in the next week, but this is all about us, lucky to have our handsome soldier home & relaxing this year.  Tomorrow we're having a bit of an Italian spin on our Christmas feast, i can't wait, will be so delicious!!  Love Posie

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Felicity said...

May there be many, many happy times for you and your special family Posie.
I hope that all that you've envisioned for this time is wonderful and you are all able to soak in lots and lots of laughter, hugs and happiness - in other words all that is to be treasured.

Big hug to you, and I look forward to all that you share in the coming year,

Felicity x

Anonymous said...

Loving the look of your big long kitchen bench. Happy Christmas:O)

yardage girl said...

Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas together. Thanks so much for your support and friendship this year. Nic x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Jennie...Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous family!!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow...I've had the most fun getting to know you this year...See you at Shop next time I'm up...and if you want a day at the beach you're always welcome...Love Dzintra♥x
PS I like your uncluttered bench...you should see mine ha ha!!!

Kate and Col said...

Thought it was about time to post a comment to you seeing as I love to read your blog. It's great to keep in touch with what's going on back home...especially as Sasha gets to see pictures of her little boyf.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Big hugs and kisses for the kidlets, and you too.
Kate and Sasha..X

Naturally Carol said...

Isn't it lovely when you get to the 'stay at home' part...we are there now too. The shopping is done, presents are wrapped, mostly, and the kitchen is gearing up. Potato salad, trifle and special rum fudge slice are all about to be made...by two of my 'grown up' kids! Have a great stay at home day Posie, soak in that once-a-year Christmas atosphere and have a lovely family time...Merry Christmas!

Kelly Casanova said...

Merry christmas to you and your family, I really wish my bench was as bare as yours!!

Mystica said...

Have a happy, joyful Christmas!

Ruby Star said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Posie. How sweet it is to have All the family together on Christmas day and not the stress of moving or having our soldiers away :) Enjoy your feast tomorrow were doing the aussie classic... prawns on the barbie with salads etc...

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas Posie, I have to work till lunchtime (groan!) then off!. Kxxxxx

Sarah B said...

It all looks wonderful Posie. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate your comments.
Best wishes,
Sarah x

Tammy said...

Hi Jennie,

have a fab day at home with the handsome one and the little peeps. Enjoy the Italian spin and the lavender. Much love to you all. T. x

IT IS ALLY said...

Haha, love the Arrested Santa... hope you have a lovely family Christmas & a great New Year!

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely decors! Have a happy Christmas to you and your family! Kellie xx

Corrie said...

hope you had a wonderful day! from our family to yours


Susan Snooks said...

Hope you Christmas was a happy one! Now a follower (returning the favour!) Thanks for the giveaways! Suz