Thursday, December 23, 2010

more everyday celebrations

We're continuing our everyday celebrations with things like classic Christmas movies, family game night and various crafts. Last night was our annual family game night.

Chicken Foot is the new favorite, in case you were wondering, although there was plenty of memory, Clue and Gobblet Jr.

This morning we took a few minutes, amid the beautiful weather that beckoned the kids outdoors, and made some woven paper hearts...with glitter paper!

We found the pattern in the book, Christmas in the Family, but I've since learned that the directions are also online.

We wove our glitter paper, then connected a paper loop to the top of each heart.

Beautiful, ready-made ornaments!

We've no lack of holiday goodies in these parts either. Some days we celebrate with our favorite holiday foods, like soft pretzels or orange rind fudge. One of my favorite things about the holidays is having a bit more time to make goodies. Since we generally stay home, we have long days full of cookie baking, pretzel making and all other sorts of culinary treats.

Last but not least, I'm celebrating the completion of my last holiday gift. Paul's Christmas socks made it off the needles more than 24 hours before the big day. Now what am I going to work on tomorrow?!

I hope you're finding some everyday celebrations to make the season special!


  1. That orange rind fudge reminds rind is the single most important ingredient in my white chocolate fudge (cashews and dried cranberries and a tsp of orange rind)...Yummy! I don't know how you have time for all this! It takes everything I've got to keep Tia busy in the kitchen and maybe squeeze in a movie with the family!

  2. Gorgeous photos Joy! Wishing you and your beautiful family lots of love this Christmas! May peace, joy and happiness be yours now and in the new year! Thank you for sharing such warmth in this space xoxo

  3. These photos look so cozy and happy. Have a wonderful Christmas Joy!

  4. I can't believe you made those socks! Wow! I bet he loved them!?


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