Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Party To Be






Party to be, happening as you read this.  Yes, it's time to transform our humble abode into a happy, merry Christmas time experience.

The most wonderful time of the year is-
Preparing for the good old Christmas tree.



I haven't gotten ours yet, but Miss Karina has picked out theirs.









December also brings baking adventures to a whole new beginning.




"The mere sense of living is joy enough."
Emily Dickinson


Stop to smell the flowers-




Life can be a party.




Catch Santa out of his famous workshop simply, playing around.


If you're still feeling the blues-


Invite friends and munchkins to help with baking!
Or decorating.
Or just for smiles!





Delicious (ready baked) treats and smiles galore-



. . . so if you're not into baking, order instead.





"One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way. . .
Isabelle Eberhardt




Chairs for two- plenty of standing room too!



"The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears or the sea."
Isak Dinesen




"I don't think that one gets a flash of happiness once,
and never again; it is there within you,
and it will come as certainly as death."
Isak Dinesen


While waiting at the light I
Tried to capture mountain view-


Not really a mountain, just good old Buck Hill, one of our famous skiing spots!




"Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does."
Isak Dinesen




Already rejoicing in photos taken before



Old man winter arrived.






And you know who is back once again.



May you walk around all the streets of happiness
 everywhere you go this festive season-
and have some fun!

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

snow to put you in the christmas mood. :)

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, baking cookies with your cute grandchildren sounds like a fun time. Your amaryllis is gorgeous.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Jeanie said...

Love, love, love this post, Karen. Makes my heart fill with joy! It's all pretty but mostly it's all fun and filled with love and family. I know you will be partying all month long with your gang! All adorable!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cute elf

:O)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I do think she found a good tree!

Cloudia said...

Karen, You changed my morning with this UP post! Thank You dear.
Stole all your quotes too, ha ha






Warm ALOHA,
ComfortSpiral

Elephant's Child said...

Lots of smiles.
Love your hippeastrum too.
Thank you.

Christine said...

Oh I'm ready to party with you! Joy!

Kathe W. said...

Great post- haven't dropped in for awhile- I especially like your neighbors The Birche's! Cheers- I decorated today-all is glowy in our home!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The amaryllis blossoms are just like I have...outdoors in the spring!! They're so pretty. My mother had indoor bulbs blooming around Christmas tho.

What a glorious post. Fun filled, narration perfect, sweet smiles and holiday cheer. I enjoyed my time here.

Debbie said...

miss karina has found the perfect tree!!

fun baking with family and friends is a must, this time of year!!!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This was fun! Great pictures. It was like being at a party! Loved it.

Gail said...

Christmas spirit is good.