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Friday, December 23, 2016

Ready!

It's the eve of Christmas Eve. All the preparations are in place.

The dining room is set up for Christmas Eve dinner
 The Swedish Cardamom Wreath bread is baked and ready for decorating on Christmas morning. I made the rest of the dough into dinner rolls, one pan for Christmas dinner, one for the freezer. 
Now we are ready for the main events!

The kids will arrive before noon on Saturday and be here with us while Jill goes to the Seahawks game and Jake works for UPS delivering last minute packages. SIL Jan will arrive sometime in the afternoon. We are hoping everyone will converge by dinner time, when salmon, crab and steak will be on the menu. 

Christmas Eve will flow into Christmas Day when we all gather at Jill's house for breakfast, gifts, playing games, napping, cooking and eating Christmas dinner. 

As I sign off for a few days, I want thank all of you out there in the 
virtual world for being such good friends. Even though we don't actually meet, I know you as real, caring, intelligent people who have enriched my life.

From my home to yours, I wish you happiness, love, and a light spirit as we celebrate our holidays, whatever and however that may be. 
Happy Holidays!

17 comments:

  1. Your plans and preparations sound wonderful. I hope the next few days will bring joy to your heart. We (Susan & us) spent almost $400 on Caleb and it would all fit in half a shoebox!! It's all wrapped but certainly doesn't look like much.

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  2. Merry Christmas Linda! Thank you for being there for those of us that follow your blog. I've been reading for over a year even though I only "officially followed" a short time ago. I've laughed and cried along with you and shared many of your thoughts and political pains. I am amazed by all you and Tom accomplish whether in the garden, in arranging family activities or in all of the other many things you do. I retired a couple of years ago and I am still learning how to get the most out finally having time not spent at work!

    Merry Christmas to you, Tom and all of your lovely family!

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  3. Linda the table looks fantastically done up for tomorrow's supper and I wish we could snell those baked goods. They will be yummy. I am happy to be a friend of yours in this blog place and thank you for the compliments which I also extend back to you.
    Have a very Merry Christmas with your closest family.

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  4. I love my virtual friends, and some I have even met in person (like you). Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family, Linda. :-)

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  5. Have a beautiful 2-day Christmas celebration with your family, and enjoy all of the new memories made!

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  6. looks lovely and loving...enjoy your family time. Happy holidays!

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  7. You are ready, for sure! Ready-er than I am, in fact. Have a lovely Christmas!

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  8. Sounds like a marvelous Christmas for you and your family. Cheers!

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  9. Happy Holidays, Linda! Have fun with your family!

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  10. You really set a beautiful table and those rolls look irresistible. Have a wonderful Christmas with all your family.

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  11. Your dining room is just beautiful! Too pretty to mess up with food. :) Merry Christmas to you all!

    Love,
    Henny

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  12. Merry Christmas, Linda. Aloha from Hawaii.

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  13. Happy Holidays. Thank you for making my year a little brighter with your blog and wonderful photos.

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  14. Happy holidays to you, Linda. Your blog and friendship are blessings indeed.

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  15. Merry Christmas, Linda! Your home looks for festive...and I bet it smells wonderful after baking that gorgeous bread. I hope your new year is blessed with awesome new paths and discoveries. I so look forward to your photos! Kathy

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