Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas holidays and celebrating the New Year

The Christmas holidays went so fast. We had guests many guests during this time. We went to visit some friends, too. We enjoyed the holidays and the good food. We spent time giving, receiving and enjoying the Christmas presents. We baked, played, painted and had fun. We slept strange hours, we slept late and we overslept. We met somebody in the town every time we went out, we wished them Merry Christmas and The happy New Year. We enjoyed playing in the snow before the rain and the warm weather came and washed it all away. It was really really a great family and friends time this year. 
I am supposed to underline the results of this year, right? But I have a million things spinning around in my head. Tomorrow the new year starts. But I am so happy with this one, too. Great things happened, and even greater are planned. Everything turned out great. I am thankful for that. And I am patient. I feel that many things are unfinished this year, but I feel confident that they will turn out just well next year. Having said that, I am happily celebrating the end of this year and the start of the next one. I am ready for whatever is prepared in it. We will see. 
Today Greta helped me to clean the house after the holiday mess. More visiting friends, today too. We visited our friends where we were 4 families, with kids. Delicious food, great time, lots of fun and play, both inside and outside. I am so happy and thankful. 
Anyway, thank you for being with me this year. 
Have a great New Year celebration (if it is not too late!) See you next year. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Christmas day

Merry Christmas to everybody!
We had a nice evening yesterday, just us in our little family, very informal and relaxing day.
This morning we remembered that we completely forgot to make the gingerbread house this Christmas, so Santiago and Greta got their hands on it while I went to church for the Christmas mass.
The rest of the day was cozy, too. A walk in the fresh snow, playing with the new presents, reading new books and trying on the new clothing. Santiago even tested his present when he went skiing with his new pants and jacket.
Continue having great vacation!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sewing before Christmas

Today we had a quiet day for a change. So we did some sewing. A summer dress in the middle of the winter. And a Christmas hat, just because she wanted. This time I made the wrong size again, but this time too small instead of too big. Probably should give it to some baby. )

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Better late than never

This year I can say this about our Christmas preparation. The past years we usually are pretty early with all the decoration, balind and other "fun Christmas stuff". This year I have a thousand excuses for my negligence. But instead of going through that, I will show how efficient we were today and how much fun we had. Well, actually, we started already yesterday with the Christmas tree decoration. The tree was here for more than a week now, and Greta did an attempt to decorate it, but it was not before yesterday after work when I started feeling the Christmas spirit, so I out on my Christmas hat and decorated the tree together with Greta. We also put all the presents under the tree, so we are very patient waiting to open all of them.
Also, Greta reminded me (again!) that we have not made the gingerbread cookies yet.... So she woke me up early today to make sure we will make them. So we had to. And I must admit it starts being fun that she actually finishes what she starts. The previous years I had to do almost everything by myself, now it was just the putting to the oven, setting the timer and taking out of the oven. I am happy to see how grown up she is now. The bad part is that she only ate cookies the rest of the day, except for a lunch consisting of two eggs. Sad, actually.
We actually did a lot of other stuff today: we managed to go to the town and made grocery shopping for the holidays, while Santiago was working, we fetched the last post and run into our friend near the post office, we packed the last presents and put them under the tree. Later our neighbour came with her two kids, so we had fun playing, until Greta's friend Kristina came and we had even more fun. We even went or a walk with the girls, in the nice Christmasy snowing weather.
Actually, pretty fine for the first day of holidays!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Incredible how much I like this pattern. Very fast to knit, I made three - one for me, and two for friends' babies. Horrible pictures, I know ) I will try to take a good picture of my hat, at least. The others are packed in already.
Have a great Friday!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

a week before Christmas

This year we are pretty lazy with all the Christmas preparations. But this weekend I did pack the presents, finished sending the postcards and presents, Greta started decorating the tree, so the Christmas will come, anyway, right?

Finnally it is warmer again, so we can enjoy playing outside with the snow.

Have a great start of the week!
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