Sunday, December 21, 2008

Finding comfort

I am finding more and more comfort in my own home. When I'm home, I never want to leave. Our home is a very low maintenance, organic farmhouse (inside and outside) and it fits our lifestyle perfectly. I am now on vacation for two weeks. Allowing me some down-time with my husband and two wonderful children... where else but ''at home''.

While waiting for our daughter's arrival Friday evening I wrapped christmas gifts.

One of my favorite decoration - very rustic nicely displayed on my driftwood cabinet that my husband made for me 15 years ago.

Saturday morning was so nice and sunny outside. Look at my dormant veggie beds.

Tonight we are in the middle of a snow/freezing rain storm with winds up to 100km/hr. Not a beautiful site out there but it sure is nice and toasty inside.

All four of us spent the entire day together. Did I mention how lucky I am and how much I appreciate my small family. In this picture we had just returned from Frenchy's and needed a small snack to hold us over til supper.

After supper and when everyone was well relaxed and rested we made shortbread cookies. I rolled, Ginette was the cutter and Luc was the baker.

And lastly I want to leave you with a cute picture of Puss.

Hope everyone is keeping warm tonight.


4 Little Birdies said...

Looks lovely!!!

Barb said...

Hi Vickie, I think you live in everyone's fairytale version of family life. Maybe "A Little House on the Prairie". I can see in each of your eyes in the posted pictures, your comfort, your love for each other and desire to be together.

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. Love Barb xo

Kim said...

It looks like you and your family are having a wonderful time - Merry Christmas!

Rachel from NZ said...

Hi Vickie,
Just stopping by to wish you a very happy Christmas. I love all your snow photos! By-the-way, I sent pictures of your beautiful pincushion and needlebook to Sharon ages ago, but I see she hasn't put them up yet - but just wanted you to know I did send them. I also have a half-finished blog posting waiting on it as well. It has been crazy-busy here with end of year things with the children - nearly there though and hoping to get a little break after Christmas to get ready for labour. I'm thinking I may go earlyish as I'm very tight and uncomfortable.
Have a lovely Christmas time with your family. All your gifts look pretty under the tree!
Rachel L from NZ

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I hope you are all enjoying getting ready for the holidays.

Barb - you don't know how I love your comment about Little House on the Prairie. That was my all time childhood weekly program on TV and I think I might be getting a DVD about Little House on the Prairie Christmas at Plum Creek.

Rachel - wishing you a safe ''labour day'' and keep me posted about the baby.