Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Comes But Once A Year

At our house, it came on December 28 when all the children could gather around the....

dining room tree(s)

living room tree

the simple mantle treatment

the "jingle bell" dog (and his boy) who escaped on Christmas Eve--the dog, not the boy


not waiting

chocolate for "the master"

serious gift opening

making good use of the wrapping

one perfect gift

a mushroom growing kit?

tuckered out Oliver

tuckered out me

all were dreaming of this
(recipe soon)


  1. It looks like your time was good--worth the wait!

  2. Bonnie,
    Your "snapshots" post shows your Christmas was well worth the wait. Now comes the fun part--getting everything back in place along with our routines!

  3. It all looks like great festive fun! Hope the doggy came back home!!!!
    That picture of you, was every Mama across the world after the celebrations!!! So fun, but so tiring! I am geared up for a major cleaning today. Then, rest!!
    Have a great upcoming weekend friend!

  4. I love the pictures, thanks for sharing your day!!! I have been waiting to see Christmas at your house! First, I adore your little tree assortment!!! Did you build it over the years? And I love the sleeping pictures, they spell contentment. Now - a mushroom growing kit?

  5. looks like a wonderful day for all of you. those little trees in the first shot remind me of my mother, she had those too. and just about as many, she put them out year after year. had forgotten all about them. that cake looks good from here.

  6. No matter when it happens, it's still Christmas. We had our family Christmas on the 18th, and it seems like it's been a month ago.
    Have a Happy New Year.

  7. Looks like you had a great holiday! Happy new year to you and your family!

  8. I can't wait to see the recipe, as it looks like a layer cake? Just saw on the today show this morning that the "it" dessert this year are layer cakes!!! Yay :)

  9. Bonnie, looks like you all had a wonderful What a great family you have...Get some rest. Happy New Year

  10. Hey, I got a mushroom growing kit, too! Looks like a great time and what Christmas should all be about! Get well rested for your New Year fete!

  11. I'd love a mushroom growing kit! Can't wait to see the recipe :)

  12. Looks like a good time was had by all. How fabulous that you could all be together, whether on December 25th or the 28th. It's the being together that counts...not the date!

    I got a kick out of the dog peeking into the gift bag! What a cutie he is!!

    Blessings to you,

  13. Looks like you had a fantastic time over the holidays with family nd friends. Now we have New years to look forward to!

  14. That looks like a perfect Christmas to me, with all of your family together. :) Happy New Year!

  15. You sure did a superb job on the decor, sure to put everyone in the mood. GOOD the family arrived safe and sound and pray they have a safe trip back.

    Such a sweet photo of Ollie... BUT what! he got out...that has to be so scary but happy he is home safe.
    He has such a sweet face!

    GOD bless and keep you all safe and hope you got to relax and enjoy your family.

  16. Looks like a fun time for all.

  17. This looks worth the wait!! I had to laugh... I think Oliver may have had to help Santa Christmas Eve with his jingle bells on!! Too cute! I love the photo of you all snuggled up for a winter's nap in your cozy chair! Happiest of New Years to you and yours, Bonnie! blessings ~ Tanna

  18. Bonnie, what a wonderful Christmas story! Oliver is gorgeous! Love the photos; especially the expression on the face of the young man receiving the mushroom growing kit! Wonder if I can grow mushrooms here; I love them. Wishing you and yours an incredible New Year!!

  19. Thanks Bonnie for the mushroom tip. I'll have to look into this further. After the last comment, I went away wondering if they are grown indoors or out. You read my mind! xoxo

  20. Bonnie it looks like a good time was had by all. Am I to understand you have a birthday in these last few days of the year? Hopefully we can meet face to face in the upcoming year. So many things in common. Bonnie

  21. Christmas happens whenever it can ... there's no magic to gathering on the 25th. It's all about family.

    (I left a reply to your comment on my blog. Would have sent it personally, but your email isn't listed in your profile. Just wanted to let you know so you don't miss it.)

    Happy New Year.

  22. Looks like a good Christmas for your family! I love your collection of Christmas trees around the dining room tree.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  23. Oh tuckered out you:) Thank you for sharing..Happy New Year..:) The wait was worth it!

  24. It looked like a fun day, Bonnie! The photo of you and Oliver sleeping made me smile.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

  25. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Love the tuckered pup pic.


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