Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I was asked tonight What my idea of the most special CHRISTmas would be. Of course there is the First CHRISTmas the one when a sweet baby was born and gave us the best gift of all.
My most special family CHRISTmas would go something like this.

It would begin with all of my children and grandchildren being with my husband and myself in a log cabin in the mountains. We would have lots of firewood chopped, plenty of food in the pantry. There would be big fluffy quilts on each bed. Board games setting all around.

The kids and my husband would go into the woods and cut the biggest CHRISTmas tree they could find. While they were on their adventure the "girls" would have cookie dough ready for everyone to create their favorite cookies and in the oven they would go.

Next using an old fashion Popper for the fireplace pop corn would be popped. Can you image the aroma from the pine, spices from the baking and popcorn. OH MY!!!!!

As we string the popcorn. snow would start falling. As it progressed it would be piling up, snowing us in.

We would roast marshmallows over the fire, drink mugs of hot chocolate, telling and sharing memories of CHRISTmas past, dreams of what we want for the future. As the wee ones, filled with excitment of what gifts CHRISTmas morning would bring, fall asleep in our arms. To bed we would take them and place them under the warm, cozy quilts.

The shadows from the candles, the embers glowing from the hearth, would remind me of the star in the sky that promises a new beginning.


My Vintage Studio said...

What a wonderful Christmas memory!
Hope you have a great day!

vivian said...

yes Mary, that sounds like a perfectly beautiful christmas. I would Love to spend mine like that too.

Blissitydoodah said...

Me too! Dream on sistah! This sounds like that story I wrote once that I lost amongst the rubble around here...I called it Snuggledown. That was the name of the house.

Amy said...

That sounds just delightful. I would also love that type of Christmas!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

PEA said...

Oh, Mary, that would also be my perfect Christmas!! May we both experience such a wish one day:-) xoxo

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Mary,

Oh my what a beautiful Christmas, simply perfect. A most lovely Christmas indeed.



Kristi said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, that sounds wonderful!!

My parents have mentioned many times they would LOVE to slip off to a cabin with all of us one year. Your post made me want to go now!! LOL

I like your blog.

from Thimble Thoughts

BittersweetPunkin said...

That sounds PERFECT!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds wonderful, Mary... That would be the best Christmas any of us could ever have... Family/Friends/Christmas Tree and Decorations/Good Food----AND SNOW....

Love it, Mary!!!

bluemuf said...

Mary, that would be a wonderful way to spend Christmas.

Hugs Karen

Fran said...

What a wonderful perfect Christmas. Sounds like Christmas when I was a little girl growing up. Thanks for the memories.
Merry Christmas,