Google Translator

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Lights


Hello my friends, it's just a little over a week until Christmas day... this is my favourite week 
of the whole year. 
There is still so much to look forward to... 
I'm such a kid at heart.
I love the lights...



My tomato cage Christmas tree.




And I love the snow...








and I love the anticipation of what comes next...


My neighbours ice sculpture candle lights along their driveway.

Our son and his family will be here on Christmas Day. 
We'll open gifts and we'll play games, it's always so much fun.
I'm so grateful that we have my son Greg and his sweet wife Maranetta and children to share it all with.

Perhaps hubby and I will go ice-skating a couple of blocks away at the neighbourhood outdoor rink...

Maybe we will have fresh snow to make snow ice-cream with...

Who knows, perhaps friends will stop by and we'll have coffee and  

                       Butterscotch Confetti Squares ,

a traditional Canadian sweet that is one of my husbands favourite Christmas desserts.

What are you anticipating, my friends?

Whatever it is I know it will be wonderful.

Hugs, Cindy

My heart is with the families of Connecticut who lost loved ones, and will not be celebrating Christmas with them this year.
It is my prayer that this kind of thing would never again happen, in any country on Earth.
It's just too sad.










31 comments:

Carol Z said...

Your pictures are lovely. Wishes for a week of joy.

Maple Lane said...

Hello Cindy - Merry Christmas! Your photos are so beautiful. We very seldom have snow for Christmas so I especially enjoy viewing yours! So happy your son and family will be visiting with you. I hope you will share the fun with us. I think each of us share in the sorrow of the CT tragedy; I'll keep those affected in my heart and prayers.
May God richly bless you and yours this Christmas, Cindy.
Mildred

Faye Henry said...

Lovely, Cindy.. You have much more snow then we do..
Can't get those dear families out of my mind... God be near them..
xo

Rebecca said...

Oh, you really DO have snow :) Since our extended family Christmas will actually be closer to New Years weekend, I'm trying to finalize Christmas Day (my birthday) plans. We'll probably take a meal to my parents and share the day with them.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love the pictures. Yes, I anticipate, too. Very warm in Illinois for the Christmas season and I do love the snow.
Very sad for all the ones lost in CT.

Jane said...

I love your outdoor christmas tree :) you have a beautiful decorations in your house I love it!
We usually stay home on Christmas day and play board games with family too. But everybody is welcome to come by and have some coffee with us :)
For the past Christmas we usually invited people from our church or friends that have no family here to spend their christmas with :)

Merry Christmas!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Cindy. Your photos are beautiful and I love the snowy street scenes and the lights. We are in for some snow this week I guess. I hope you have a good week. I can't believe Christmas is just over a week away! I'm not ready. Hugs, Pam

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Congrats Cindy! You won my Ferrero Rocher chocolates giveaway! Please send my your mailing address ASAP and I will forward it on to the Ferrero Rocher people! Angie xo

nannykim said...

Beautiful pics/ I can't believe all of that snow!This afternoon my husband told me that this coming weekend is the weekend before Christmas and I was shocked! I thought I had 2 more week!! Man, does time fly.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love the look of Christmas lights at twilight - so pretty. Your neighbour's ice hurricane lights are fantastic. We haven't had any snow so I'm afraid it will be a green Christmas. It looks like Winnipeg has all the snow.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Cindy, I too am just a kid at heart. Love everything about Christmas. Especially the true meaning. We received new snow and it is so lovely. Just in time for the big day. Hubby and I have plans to go snow shoeing during the holidays. We have not been for a ride to look at lights, but that is on the agenda. The shootings are certainly tragic. Breaks my heart for the families and for the realization that someone was in so much pain that they were able to do such a terrible thing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with your family. 4 of my 5 chilren will be with us on Christmas Eve.
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. now following you.

Julie Harward said...

OH SO PRETTY...thanks for sharing that warm Christmas feeling! I am so excited too. :)

It's me said...

Beautiful post Cindy .....thanks for share....love Ria...xxx..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

We almost never have snow for Christmas... it is so beautiful in your photos, Cindy. happy you will be celebrating with your family... makes this special time all the more special.

I echo your prayers... blessings ~ tanna

podso said...

Your snow looks so beautiful. That makes it feel like Christmas to me, remembering snow on Christmas when I was a child. You have so much to look forward to, and we do too--it's all about celebrating with family, and such a good reason to celebrate. Thanks for a beautiful post and happy ice skating!

Sharon de Jager said...

Oh Cindy, the snow...if I could just magically transport some of that snow to the south of England, I'd be so happy! The whole world is in shock over what happened in Connecticut...it has been in the news the entire time...what a tragedy and especially at this special family time...Blessings for the week ahead!

Marina Pérez said...

Hi Cindy lovely, lovely place to stay in Christmas. As you know I live in the south of Spain, but when I was a child I spend my Christmas Holidays, watching Christmas american movies in TV. So when now that I can see your real photos. I feel something special, thank for sharing it

Shabby soul said...

Hello my sweet friend, lovely photos and so beautiful lights and snow there!
I'm with you prayinf for Connecticut families... So sad...
Silvia

poppilinnstudios said...

Happy Holidays, Cindy! Everything looks so pretty and peaceful-love the twinkling lights and the snow.
Thinking of the families in Ct. and how they'll get through the holidays. Just devastating.
Take care and have a peaceful holiday.
-Lynn

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So pretty and so much snow!! It looks beautiful.I hope we get some for Christmas.

Ana said...

I love Christmas, but every year it just seems to come by way too fast. I wish it would last a bit longer :-) Enjoying it to the fullest though.

❤Ana

Pondside said...

Your street looks like the Christmas streets of my childhood! Thank you for taking me to a place where it will really be a White Christmas!

Betty said...

Nothing like those snow scenes here at Christmas time! The forecast is for a hot and wet Christmas eve and a pleasant 21C on Christmas day.
Your home and street look beautiful Cindy - just like a Christmas card.
Hope your Christmas day is happy and peaceful.
Betty
Such terrible sadness in your country and felt here on the other side of the world.

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I love the photos of the snowy streets with the light cast from the street lamps! So warm and cozy! And if you want to knock on my door to join you in ice skating please do so... how fun!!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Cindy,
The snow looks so pretty! and peaceful. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas with your family.
Our family will be apart this year. Everyone is going in different directions. We have to share them. We will have a very quite eve and Christmas day. Things will not be the same without my sister,I am trying to get through Christmas one day at a time and so I have not been posting much. I guess we are just sad and missing sister so much. I will post again after Christmas. I just wanted to send you my love and know I have been thinking of you. Big hugs, Elizabeth

Tanya Payzant said...

I'm taking care of the last few things on my "to do" list this week. I better get a move on! :) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Cindy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love your snowy pictures although I'm not a big fan of snow. It's pretty for a day or two and then I'm ready for it to be gone. :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh your street is pretty...I just love snow, winter lighting, and lights! So beautiful! The pillows you and your daughter made are really great, too! They do add a wonderful pop of color! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments, Cindy...I really appreciate it!

French Kissed said...

Dear Cindy,

Your photos set a wonderful scene with the snow and lights and it sounds as if your Christmas will be wonderful spent with family and friends. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a new year filled with many blessings. We cannot forget the tragedy of last week, we hold them in our hearts and prayers, but I really believe they would all want us to go forward with our holiday celebrations, keeping love and hope alive.

Jermaine

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family Cindy...blessings too. I love your photos. I can't believe I'm saying this but I so wish we would get some snow. It's been warm and rainy. Not really holiday weather! Enjoy the time with your family...Ann

Sheila said...

It is nice to read that this is your favourite week of the whole year, Cindy. Your tomato cage tree and the lovely wide snow covered street look beautiful. All the best to you for a special Christmas day with your son and his family!