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a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Friday, December 26, 2008

christmas eve and day















































33 comments:

Cheryl said...

As always Marmee a pleasure to visit your home and your family.....I particularly like the photograph of your husband reading the bible........he seems lost in his readings......

The pie looks delicious......BUT i have eaten way too much this Christmas........

marmee said...

thank cheryl,
hope you have had a merry christmas. we are having turkey soup today so things are calm and quiet after yesterdays excitement.
we always read the christmas story first thing. it was a wonderful day.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Marmee, what a great post. Family doing all the Christmas rituals. I loved the girls in their slippers and warm robes;) The food looks so good. I'm glad you were surrounded by family on Christmas. That's the very best!
Marnie

joey said...

I see your Christmas was perfect! Thanks for sharing treasured moments, Marmee.

marmee said...

marnie, we did have such a wonderful day full of all the mysteries that make christmas a magical day. hope you had a great christmas too.

marmee said...

joey, perfect is a great word for it. thank you.
hope you had the best one too.

beckie said...

Marmee, lovely family Christmas! Such a beautiful family and home. Thank you for sharing your Christmas.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Marmee.... Family, Food, Laughter, Presents, Worship, Fellowship----what more can there be??? Glad your Christmas was so joyous!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

marmee said...

thank you beckie, it was an amazing christmas and i love to share it with you all.

marmee said...

besty,
we had an exceptional day filled so many things, thank you.

cindygert said...

Hi Marmee,

Thanks for coming over to my blog. Yours is wonderful. It seems so homey. We love to read the Christmas story too!!! That pie looks d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!!

Yes I do sell my bags online. I have just had a hard time keeping up with the stores that are selling them. One store has sold over 60 bags in the last 3 months. Very exciting stuff for me. Let me know what color you want and I will make one special just for you!! I will be able to make one on Monday and ship it by Tuesday.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Cindy

Darla said...

I can see why these are things you love!!

Gail said...

Marmee, I can see you had a lovely Christmas with your family! Everything looked lovely and the food delicious. We only have one child so I have often wondered what a big full family Christmas is like!

Have a wonderful weekend ~~it's going to be warm!

Gail

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
Your Christmas looks so blessed and magical. It is very beautiful. I love the children's faces with their treasured gift. Those smiles make the magic happen!
Thank you for sharing your family.
Joy,
Sherry

marmee said...

cindygert,
thank you i will think about what colour and let you know. thanks for coming over to "things i love", you are most welcome here.
i love etsy and did take a look but i love the bird on a branch or the owl and those were sold.

marmee said...

darla, i know words aren't adequate for the people i love so none were added. they are my blessing in this life and i am so overflowing.

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marmee said...

gail,
not everyone was here but a majority were and it is magical. the house is full of noise, loud boasting, children running and excited, lots of chefs in the kitchen bumping into each other giving strong opinions, telling stories with laughter and disbelief.
it is at the same time chaotic and exhilarating. sometimes tittering on insanity but all the while normal to us. and that's just a hint, lol!
we had a wonderful christmas.
i can't believe how warm it is, it's very windy here though and overcast, yuck!
hope you have a great weekend too.

gigi said...

merry after Christmas Day! i didn't get around to checking yesterday, so missed the pics til now. loved them all, especially the sleepy bros on the couch ;-) they are going to love that one being posted around the world!!

really, thank you for the personal peek into your day! it is the next best thing to being there myself. miss ellery is so radiant with the joy of the day. abbey and gwyn looking so sweet and serene and lovely. my beautiful rachel, with her radiant smile, sharing your day. handsome younger dave in the kitchen, looking dapper in his vest & tie. jess, ethan & canaan enjoying the festivities. sr dave sharing the "reason for the seasn". your beautiful table setting and the yummy pie preparation. glimpses of the little moments that makes the holiday really special, but are often taken for granted. your traditions live on, and will certainly be duplicated in your children's future times too. so nice to have them all together to share your celebration. hope you enjoy the rest of the year and close up 2008 with more shared times. love to all of my far away family.

marmee said...

good afternoon gigi,
hope your days following christmas have been restful and full of peaceful things and people. it has been nice here. i love sharing the people in my life and words added seemed too much. their faces and doing say it all. i did have plenty of help in the kitchen this year, it was cute, and nice. jess and david II made the strawberry pie, rachel and eric made sweet potato casserole and fresh green beans with mushrooms. dave as always cooked the turkey with stuffing(made alittle different to go with his newer eating habits) with a little help on the seasonings. everyone pitched in and it was a pleasant day. with more emphasis on being together than what we were receiving it was a grateful day as well. rachel and i managed a walk alone which was a quick respite from the crowd. with long deep breaths we enjoyed.

Susie said...

Marmee it looks like you guys had a great Christmas! Okay I have to ask what is the last picture of? It looks wonderful!

Wendy said...

Beautiful pics. A blessed Christmas for all.

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Hello Marmee and Merry Christmas! Well, as always, the photos bring us beautiful images and beautiful people. Looks like all went well and everyone not only enjoyed your day but participated in making it happen. Those cozy girls on the couch are too cute and all the sleep heads in theh morning make me chuckle. My love to each and every one...
Meems

marmee said...

susie, the last picture is the first picture cooked. an apple pie with gingermen on it and fat sugar sprinkles. we did have a great day.

marmee said...

wendy it was a blessed day and time together with family.

marmee said...

thanks meems, i love the sleepy head pictures too. i am not sure they would if they knew. we did have a wonderful day with lots of help from everyone. turns out they enjoy being a part, lol. the girls in their robes cracks me up coz they didn't want their pic made but it came out cute just the same. i will give your love to all...

Rusty in Miami said...

Happy New Year to you and your family

Rose said...

It looks like you had lots of family time, Marmee, the best part of Christmas. And I see that your family also shared the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks for sharing your special times with us.

By the way, the pie looks delicious!

Rissalee said...

Looks like a lovely time was had by all...the pic of the three boys on the couch made me chuckle! They looked thrilled. :o) All your decor and traditions and culinary delights made me feel like I was there...or, want to be! (PS I think I'm the only one in these parts that didn't get a recipe or card...lost in the mail maybe??)

marmee said...

r in miami,
hope you and family also have a wonderful new year. thank you!

marmee said...

rose,
we did indeed have a wonderful christmas season and day. both the strawberry and apple pie were very good. hope you and your family are enjoying the season and will have a wonderful new year.

marmee said...

rissa,
the boys were barely awake which is pretty typical but they do seem to enjoy traditions. they will certainly call me on them if i don't keep up with the ones they like. we had a great, peaceful day which is always a blessing.
hope you are looking forward to the new year and what grand changes will be coming your way, i am sure God has wonderful things in store for you and your family.
i will send you out a new recipe forthwith. i have had ones lost in the mail before.

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