December | day 5

December 5th
Each day in December MT gets a card where I write a few things that are going to happen that day. I’ve done this for years – and it’s still one of our favorite December traditions. Today he got Santa candy for breakfast (he made sure to eat his favorite bowl of rolled oats with milk first), some money to spend on the lottery in the evening and the task of writing down his Christmas wish list (witch we forgot to do, so that will be done Saturday, ops).

The 5-card above is from Paislee Press Designs journal cards kit This Day in December. I just wrote them out on my printer and cut them out. The plan is to use them as a little review of the day (on the front), as well our daily planned ‘happenings’ (on the back) – and stick them in my album together with the photos (once I get them back from the printer). My spin on an idea from Jamaica Makes. (I loved her mini-book too, I might do something like that next year… If I only can get around to buy some bookcloth tape!).

In the evening MT went out with his Grandparents, leaving me and Ferdinand (our dog) home alone. I had quite a few plans, but had to scrap it all since I got painful stomach ache and spent the night at the couch with my eyes closed instead. Bummer! (as I write this I’m much better, I think it was something I ate or it might have been a bug (heard those are going around, how fun) – trying to take things slowly to recover fast).

I only took one photo with my phone:

Just a little bit more gaming | Concentrated |

Happy Advent weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

December | day 4

Until next year So glad I got to spend a few minutes out of the house today. The frost and the two degrees below zero (Centigrade) made it so beautiful even without snow. I snapped quite a few photos both with my big camera and my phone. Once again reminded that a walk in the woods makes me happy. I should do it more often!

Frost on the ground
I only wish my neck hadn’t thrown me a curve ball, the day would have been so much more enjoyable without the thumping headache and nausea… Thankfully I managed to do what needed to be done both at home and at work, with a few short naps in between tasks. I didn’t quite feel like my self, though, and was rather short tempered too.

Frosty leaved Nature is beautiful in all stages Snow ball tree Favorite view Old farm buildings View from the farm | South

Favorites from my phone below (see more photos in my limez instagram feed):

Frozen Into the woods we go The path by the field

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing everyone a happy Advent weekend. Looking forward to a couple of days off, planning on staying inside making merry (for the most part), with a little bit of walking thrown in for good measure. It’ll be good.

December | day 1

Advent Star(s)

One of my favorite things to do in December is to hang up Advent stars in my windows. They just makes me so happy. I think it’s the dots of light. Love the light. I wish for more stars to hang. Spread the light.

After soccer practice I made MT popcorn and then we used the last half an hour before his bedtime to read a little in book 6 of the Harry Potter series. Looking forward to see the second to last movie with him soon.

Popcorn for supper Popcorn + Star We love popcorn. And stars. December is of to a good start.

Adding a couple captures from my phone:
School Drop Of | Morning |

Advent light | Evening |

December | Day 19 | 2013

Decorated church Church Christmas shopping expedition
AE_DecemberDaily2013Promo After a funeral in the early part of the day I went home to pic up MT from the school bus. Today was our little christmas present shopping expedition. We didn’t have many hours to spend, but most of it got (surprisingly) done(!) After the shopping I went back to work for a few hours to held a service in our ‘barn’ church. I love the colors and the light in here.

In the evening MT gathered up the money he had earned doing a few chores for me and his Grandma (he added a little from his own saving as well) for the class Advent project with focus on giving to other less fortunate and not only getting more self. Love this project.

In the late evening (after MT was in bed so it could be a surprise in the morning) I made the gingerbread dough for our annual gingerbread cookie baking party with our extended family on Friday afternoon. It really was a full day.

Class December Project | December day19 Omvendt julekalender | December day19 Empty and an angel Singing Angel Ginger bread in the making ………………………………..
We are only 30 minutes away from the New Year here at our place. I’m excited for the new year and hope it’ll be a really good one. I’ve decided to finish my December post this time, though, so for a few more days/weeks that is what I’m going to blog.

Thanks for every nice word left here in 2013, they mean a lot to me!
Wish you everything good for 2014; hope to see you around!!

December | Day 18 | 2013

Frozen Pine Tree | December day18
AE_DecemberDaily2013PromoFerdinand and I went for a walk on this low-light, foggy and cloudy day. It was starting to ice over and the fog was thick. Can’t help but think it was a little beautiful also, especially the light and those frozen branches all around us.

In the afternoon MT went with a friend home from school. I fell on the slippery ice and hurt my foot as I was getting ready to drive up to the church for a meeting. Ouch! I ended up canceling our meeting, but an hour later I dared down our icy road to pick up MT. I came both down to his friends house and back up to the farm, but not without sliding. It was really, really slippery.

Walking on Walk

Frozen | December day18 Frozen Trees | December day18 Frozen Pine | December day18 Foggy View | December day18 Farm Houses | December day18

Thanks for coming by my blog – I’m catching up here :)

December | Day 17 | 2013

I’m using my day off to chill out in front of the telly + catching up on my December album. It feels really good to have a day all to our selves – just the two of us.

AE_DecemberDaily2013PromoThis tuesday was so filled with meetings and events that I almost completely forgot to get out my camera and catch a little from the day. Thankfully the moon shone so beautifully in the evening as I walked the dog before bed. I know the photo does not do the real thing credit, but it is a little glimpse of the beauty of a moon lit night.

It’s also a reminder of the routine of my day; every night I’m out with the dog, walking a little (or sometimes long) walk around the farm. I’m so glad the dog gets me out of the door, that air do me good :)


Moon Light

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