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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Darkest Evening Of The Year

Dec. 21 marks the shortest, darkest day of 2014. It's the Winter solstice, which signifies a turning point in the year. From here on out, the nights will grow shorter and the days longer. I think it is a reason to celebrate….

So tonight we will have a cozy winter party…


light candles,


have a warm fire glowing in the fireplace,


twinkling fairy lights hung around the stairwell.


Our meal this evening will include dishes to celebrate the season -


Italian Winter Soup,


Crisp Green Salad,


and Cluster Rolls


Pumpkin Cream Pie


We read a couple of stories  next to the cozy fire…..We planned to introduce Kendry to a board game or two, maybe even a jigsaw puzzle to remind us of our grandpa’s favorite pass time but….this happened:


  Of course we enjoyed some peaceful Christmas music playing in the background.

We will end our night with a nice cup of Wassail….Grandma always made this during the holidays and it makes the house smell delightful.

We hope you can feel the love and light today and enjoy knowing that after today, the days will get longer….that means baseball is just around the corner.   In fact there are only 59 days until the first pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training…

Happy Winter Solstice!


Nancy Mc said...

What a great idea! Love the celebration.

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Your influence for sure...love how you celebrate Nancy!