This morning while I sip my coffee and enjoy some quiet time before heading off to work, I gaze out the window to the sunrise, past the glitter filled glass bottles in sparkling green, gold and silver that I have on the windowsill.
This weekend I 'decked the halls' of our home with boughs of holly. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care and the chairs are set with bows glittering brightly.
Our holiday table of course won't be set until Christmas Eve, but the ivory and gold tablecloth will be laid, adorned with candles and set upon with Oyster Bisque, Cheese Soup and other traditional fare.
Last night I made my holiday baking list. It had 22 items on it of all the traditional cookies and candies our family loves that I plan to make this year. I'm now up to 23. Yes. Twenty-three items are on on my holiday baking list and yes... even with my full time job and three kids I always do this much baking!
Join me this holiday season as we bake and cook... playing with recipes and making them our own, and taking time to sip our morning coffee and enjoy quiet, contemplative mornings during this busy season.