Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Celebrating Summer and getting into the spirit of Christmas







I am sure everyone's kitchens are staring to work overtime. I know ours is and we are producing some pretty good festive treats. Brogan, Auntie karen, Gran, Aaron and Olivia have just finished baking Christmas mince pies. The pastry has ground almonds in it and being the pre- Christmas taster, they are delicious melt in your mouth beauties. It is boiling hot outside, Papa is playing the piano and getting us all feeling fuzzy and warm with his incredible playing. Gran is outside sitting under our Beautiful big tree separating big earth worms from littlies and removing eggs. Noodle the poodle has just been washed and had a Summer hair cut. We are having many meals under the trees with friends and on the veranda taking in the beauty that Summer offers. Our peaches and plums are being eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What a gift. We had a special meal with our neighbor friends last night celebrating Summer Solstice. Our Christmas tree is flashing and children are eagerly awaiting their gifts. Our days are good and lazy. Lots of reading happening and just being. Mmmm just what I wished for.

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

Your table under the tree is very inviting--I should like to be a guest there sometime:-) I just can't fathom the hot weather during Christmas as I am buried under snow and quite cold...LOL! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Blessings,
Suzanne

Tan Family said...

Your home is truly amazing! Right out of a magazine. :)

Happy Summer Solstice to you, and Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Very beautiful, your blog is a peaceful place full of love and beauty always. Have a Merry Christmas, you sweet Suzanne! much love, Beth

Ariad said...

Sounds wonderful! Happy times to you all!

Theresa said...

Sounds so nice! I enjoy seeing your summer Christmas. I didn't grow up in this climate but am now living it.

Nicole Benjamin said...

I agree with Beth, it is always so very peaceful loving and beautiful here. Thank you for sharing these special parts of your days in this space. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! xoxo

RunninL8 said...

christmas + summer = WHA?!?!?
Actually your beautiful pictures have shown such an interesting version of another way to experience the holidays! Gorgeous! Happy holidays!

Tammy said...

Suzanne, I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading with the Christmas holiday.

I hope yours was truly magical...it looks like it was with all of the beautiful preparations your family were making.

Suzanne, thank you for the lovely gifts. Kayla and I were both delighted and as always amazed at your lovely work. We were so touched that you sent them to us.

Love and well wishes for the new year.

Tammy & family