December – Christmas in our Home

There were times during the last year when we wondered whether we would be in the house on schedule, but there was never a question in my mind about whether we would be in the house by Christmas.  I could envision it — making dinner in our new kitchen, Santa coming down the fireplace of his choosing, and the peaceful serenity of this piece of property — with the abundant birds, deer and the soft clucking of our “girls”  (the hens who now provide us with 5 eggs a day!).

I had envisioned snow on the roof, a fire in both fireplaces and the stillness that a blanket of snow can bring.  What I didn’t expect was sitting on the front porch rocking chairs in our shorts as the temperatures soared above 70.

Nevertheless, Christmas Day came and went in a flash of friends and family — gifts and goodies — dinner and dreams.

It has been a year of before and after pictures.  Here are a few more….

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Decorated and waiting for Santa
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Santa made it down the chimney
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The stockings were hung
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The table was set
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Family arrived
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And the unwrapping began
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And then it was over — at least for one little girl who had sweet dreams …

5 thoughts on “December – Christmas in our Home

  1. I loved the photos. Looks like everyone helped you celebrate a wonderful first Christmas in your new home!
    Happy New Year!!!
    Love, Debbie

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  2. Everything looks as wonderful as I remembered ☺️
    I can’t believe how much Ariana reminds me of Dianne when she was little in that picture of your mom & her together. A little de ja vu moment! Ha!

    Enjoying your eggs!
    Love,
    Susan

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  3. Your first Christmas in the house looks wonderful!! The only thing missing was the snow, who would believe air conditioners were on or windows open on December 25th.

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  4. I’m glad you were able to enjoy your first Christmas in your new home surrounded by family and friends, making for a Christmas as warm inside as it was outside this year!

    Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a wonderful 2016 in your new home.

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