Friday, December 17, 2010

Skating and Christmas Preparing

Yesterday was our first day out on the pond... so much excitement and fun.  Last night the children headed out on the ice after supper.  We discovered a flood light that shines on the pond. What a wonderful blessing.

Daily, little holiday preparations take place... (most of our holiday orders have been filled and shipped - which is such a great feeling)

stringing cranberries and popcorn

baking for friends and neighbors - this is a batch of cranberry, oat, walnut, with white chocolate chips cookies

There is a nice relaxed feeling as we prepare for the coming week of celebration.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

(The honey giveaway below, will close at 7:00 pm tonight.  I will announce the winner then.)

16 comments:

  1. So glad you're enjoying the season! The cookies sound yummy! Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  2. Tonya, it sounds so lovely over there. Such a treat to have a pond to skate on after dinner. That is one of my favourite things! Happy weekend to you!
    xo Jules

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  3. I'm so happy for you that you have a nice relaxed feeling...I myself am feeling rather the opposite right now--only a week until Christmas and I still have so much to do! Next year I am definitely going to follow your example Tonya, and start making gifts in the summer time!

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  4. Would you send us some of your snow! Actually, we might be getting quite a load of it Sunday night:-) Happy skating and baking!

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  5. Hi Tonya.. We do not have any snow although we live so much further North than you.. It is lovely that you are enjoying your Christmas preparations...
    Have a great weekend...

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  6. How wonderful to have your own pond! And to skate at night outdoors would be totally fun.

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  7. Oh I would love to go for a skate on a pond! When we lived in Connecticut years ago, my husband and I owned skates and used to go down to the outdoor rink just a few blocks away. There was usually just us (stumbling more than skating) and a very elegant older man who skated nonchalantly around with his hands behind his back!

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  8. What a blessing to have a lit area to skate upon in the evening! Have a wonder-filled day!

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  9. the pond is amazing, we love ice skating, what a blessing for you all.

    Blessings on your week:)

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  10. How lovely to have a pond to skate on- good old fashioned winter fun!
    This time, the week before Christmas- is the best! The preparation, the giving, the anticipation.
    Much love to you all~

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  11. All that snow - what fun! We're preparing for our summer Christmas but this week is fairly cool - good for baking.

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  12. sounds so lovely and peaceful - congrats on having your orders shipped!

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  13. Looks and sounds lovely. I wish I were your neighbor about to revcieve those cookies and go skating on the pond.

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  14. Now that is how to celebrate winter!

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  15. I love the look of cranberries and popcorn strung together....have a wonderful week before Christmas!

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