I know Christmas has far past and this post is sooooo late… but because the snow is falling outside, I say we’re still good! This is a long picture post- you have been warned.
Here’s a glimpse at how we spent Christmas 2011.
Our Tree; from the farm to our home
Listening to Christmas albums, crisp winter air at the farm, gingerbread cookies, a trip to Peacock lane, decorating our tree, enjoying beautiful Portland, making Christmas gifts…
…gingerbread houses, a messy craft room, lighting advent candles, packaging apple butter, watching paper whites grow, hosting holiday dinners, and more nights around the advent glow.
Christmas Date with my sweet little buddy:
Progressive dinner with very dear friends: exchanging gifts, great food, and great company!
Curry & sweet potato vegetable pot pies for dinner at our house!
Chris & I doing what we do best.
Smores & roasted marshmallows in C&C’s new BEAUTIFUL fireplace!
Side note on my Christmas wrapping this year: I decided to go with a “rustic Christmas” theme. I found this natural brown paper at Home Depot in a giant roll for $4 in the paint section! I loved the way it looked with the doilies and ribbon.
My favorite find: the white “snowball” yarn I used as ribbon. It was only about $2 and I still have so much left over!
A few of Jordan’s gifts:
A few of my gifts:
And we ended 2011 with our favorite New Years sushi making tradition with dear friends.
Looking forward to all 2012 has in store,
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Hi, I'm Jess! Journey with me as I embrace the loveliness of the everyday in our sweet life in the 'burbs. I value practicing frugality, doing it myself, and cooking healthfully. Thanks for coming by!read more »