Monday, December 17, 2018

Merry Christmas!

We wait anxiously for Christmas time around here! It's like the song says :  🎶 " It's the most wonderful time of the year." I am almost done with the preparations and now only need to make a couple of dishes that freezes well so we can take them with us to my mother in law's house.
December early mornings in here are so quiet with colorful horizons.
 Making something to donate to church when done. I will make another v-stitch small blanket with red heart yarn.
 I know Ellie is too young for this but I couldn't resist and got The Secret Garden illustrated by Inga Moore.
 Made some kombucha and also sweet rice for breakfast.
The Christmas tree is up but since I decided to go with all white ornaments this year I don't have a nice star or angel for the tree top that is white. Plan to get one before Christmas. I promised myself not to overfill the tree with ornaments. I do have a fake tree, it seems to discourage the cats from hiding behind the branches. We used to get real trees when our kids were little but now a days it's just me and husband around here. Our son will be here for Christmas!!
 Only the small packages are allowed under the tree.
 Another shawl like the one I made this Summer. This one has earthy Fall colors. Lions Mandala. Crochet needle G6 - 4.25MM
 A few things for pre Christmas fun. I love this fruit! My mom used to remove the seeds, place the pulp in the blender with cold water and some sugar and make a delicious refreshing juice. It's Sour Sop in English, Chirimoya (Spanish), Graviola in Portuguese. It's also eaten plain after it was nice and chilled in the refrigerator for a few minutes. We found it at an Asian store.

 An early Christmas gift, alpaca cloud fingering from Knit Picks.
 At night it's nice to see the light that comes from the tree. I got to use the ornaments my daughter got from a church when they visited Greece.
A lady from our church has lots of lights that looked pretty nice against the black night.
Christmas program at our church.
 The devotional book was given to me as a gift.
Santa already got to Singapore!! Ellie had to take a good look at his face to make sure he was the real deal!! My daughter told me that all the hair, beard and mustache are all his own and real! Fantastic!

Wishing each one of you a peaceful Christmas time! May you experience tranquility, silence and lots of Joy! 




  2. My heavens, what a fantastic picture of Santa with his expression and little beautiful Ellie and hers. She is absolutely adorable! I know you miss her so much! Steve and I need to get back to church, we have been not good about going the last few years. Time to go now, I miss it.
    Your tree is lovely with just the white ornaments and that owl. My husband loves owls and we have them on our tree. Amazing creatures they are.
    I never had Kombucha. I will have to now since you introduced it to me. The fruit you speak of is new to me too. I love seeing and trying new things, thank you for sharing them.
    Growing up and now we always had warm rice with sugar and milk before school. I love it.
    A gentleman my husband used to work with who has Russian ancestry had it every morning for breakfast at his desk.
    Good idea to get that beautifully illustrated book "the secret garden" I love that book.
    Nothing could be more pleasing to the eyes than to wake up Christmas morning and gaze upon a sunrise such as the one you see. Gorgeous and so worth getting up early for.
    Lovely shawl, you do some mighty fine work. I like the design and the color. Looks so soft.
    Wishing you a Happy Christmas

  3. I love the last picture. I'm smiling at both of their expression. So cute!

  4. Santa and bub, priceless. Merry Christmas to you.

  5. A sweet post from start to finish! Merry Christmas, Angela!

  6. Hello, Angela, so nice to catch up with you and see your lovely photos. Such a sweet photo with Santa. Love your white tree and beautiful crochet. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and wishing you many blessings in the coming new year. x K

  7. Merry Christmas. Beautiful pictures.

  8. That photo of Ellie and Santa is adorable! The look on her face is so cute.
    I appreciate people who can be disciplined about their tree decorations. The all-white look is so elegant. If I had a tree, it would probably be a mess because I'd get too sentimental about various ornaments.
    I'd never encountered sour sop. It looks like a Christmas fruit because it has a snowy color!

  9. Beautiful photos! Merry Christmas to you!

  10. Thank you for your visit and comments! Wishing a wonderful Christmas time for you and your families!

  11. Belated Christmas wishes to you Angela,hope you had a wonderful time. Sarah x

  12. Qué hermoso todo lo que nos muestras y qué acogedor....Te deseo un Feliz 2019. Un abrazo

  13. Meeting you and visiting your blog has been a pleasure!!!
    Happy new year!