Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmastime is Here!

Happy December!!!!

Christmastime is here, and I'm not done decorating but our house really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  *wink wink. An old fashioned kind of Christmas--filled with red and green, plaid bows and wooden ornaments, gingerbread men and snowmen, berries and garland--just the way I like it.  (I'll do a little Christmas tour blog post when all the decor is up!)

I'm up early before the rest of my family, only to enjoy the first cup of vanilla coffee as I stare into our newly decorated tree.  While the pretty lights are dazzling and I get caught up into their magical glow, I'm reminded how this Christmas I want to be centered on Jesus' birth.  How he came to earth as a baby and born to a (virgin) girl who was young but willing and ready.  Jesus is King of Kings like the crown ornament on our tree reminds us, and I want Him to remain Lord of Lords in our hearts and intentions this Christmas season!   It's easy to get caught up in the bustle of doing and going as a wife and mom of two busy ones, but I pray I can implant the truth of the season deep in my little one's own hearts more than anything else.  It's really all about Jesus!

Tomorrow is my Love's birthday, but today I'm making a special delicious breakfast since he is off work.  

Cinnamon rolls are rising in pans on the stove and ready to bake.  I can't wait!  I'm adding a buttery maple glaze with toasted pecans to the top of these delicious splurge-worthy rolls!  I used the easy semi-homemade method using Rhodes frozen bread dough, and when I made these last Christmas they turned out amazing!!!  I hope to be posting some more Christmas recipes soon for you see what I've been cooking.

(Here is an updated picture of our little birthday breakfast table decorated in snowmen. Our dining table is being used to set out Christmas decor.)

Christmas is in the air and I hope you and yours have an extra special season filled with your own traditions and lots of love!

Luke 1:26- 2:1-21
I'm rereading this passage in the mornings this month.  What a beautiful story and a humble way for the Savior to come to earth!


Maria said...

Beautiful! And I love the festive breakfast table :) Those cinnamon rolls look so delicious! Have a wonderful Christmas season, I'm reading the same passage from Luke this morning! :)

kitty said...

I always love visiting your cozy little kitchen, Leslie. You are a joy and you put a smile on my face! I'm happy for you and you sweet family. Happy Birthday to your darling tomorrow.

Lois' Laughlines said...

All so lovely! Emmanuel, God with us!!

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures with very thoughtful writings.. The dining table so adorable.. I'm still doing the decor.. Actually I'm making all the decor by myself.. so it's taking a lot of time..

Leslie said...

Thank you all! He had a great birthday... We celebrated at breakfast that morning and I made beef short ribs with mushroom risotto that night for him. Can you tell food is always a big part of celebrations?! ;)
Krishna, homemade decor sounds beautiful!! What fun to put your very own spin on the Christmas in your house. I'll want to see pictures.
Thanks y'all for reading!

Lisa said...

Hello! It's nice to meet you. I came across your blog. I blog at "The Cozy Nook", love Jesus, and love to cook as well. ;-) My tree is decorated in red and gold, so yours reminds me of mine... AND, I am making cinnamon rolls this morning! (I saw you just made them the other day ;-)). I just entered you into my Bloglovin' Feed so I can stay in touch with your blog. I hope you'll stop by. Have a Merry Christmas! Blessings, Lisa

Suzanne said...

So cozy and pretty. I love those snowman plates!

Deborah Zuniga said...

Your home is always beautifully decorated and especially at Christmas! The cinnamon rolls look so good and I love the picture of you and your son. God Bless and Merry Christmas.

Coffee Mom said...

Always so cozy! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Sikora said...

Just found your blog while looking for info on Patti's for my post. I too live in Western KY (Calvert City). How cool is that? Nice to meet another KY blogger! Stop by sometime and say hi