Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Solstice - The countdown to Spring Begins

Winter Solstice is finally here.... the daylight will become longer each day.
 In March my Trailer will come out of storage..... Let the countdown begin!! 

 In March my Trailer will come out of storage..... Let the countdown begin!!
  Be still my heart, camping season is just around the corner.

I have long had a tradition of baking cookies on the longest day of the year.  My all time favorite cookies are Pepparkakor, a traditional  beloved Swedish Christmas tradition.  They are thin and lightly spicy, similar to Gingerbread (only better!!)

They are the best tea - dunking cookie I can imagine.

Since I am not on the road this winter...I can at least enjoy these wonderful treats.

We had a picture taken at Church today in front of the Christmas tree I decorated at Church.  The ornaments were had made by women of the Church who have now passed on.  What a wonderful way to keep their spirits alive within the Church that they loved.

Auntie Margie, Hailey, Karen

 This picture is not the best.... but it is the best we have.

From our Home to Yours ~ Have the Very Merriest of Christmas !


  1. Wonderful photos, and I love the tea set!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Three generations. :)

  2. What a beautiful family! And can you mail me some cookies? (J/K) They look yummy. Your photo looks like something from a gourmet foodie magazine.

  3. That is a great picture of you, your auntie, and granddaughter! Have a Merry Christmas :-)

  4. I just went back and read your last post. Don't know how I always manage to fall behind.
    Life is a constant change and sometimes it's hard to handle but we seem to make it through.

    I love your little ranch. I need to find better fencing like yours. I bet your happy to have kept that. And other treasures as well.

    Have a wonderful Holiday!

  5. Thanks for the Solstice mention. Everyone gets so caught up in Christmas that they fail to even notice. Cookies look delicious and that's a great family portrait. You are simply wonderful to put your life on hold for your granddaughter. Here's hoping the spring will bring you lots of wonderful time with Lolita.

  6. A nice reminder that warmer weather really will come and we can be out traveling and seeing this wonderful world. I love the photo of you with aunt and grandaughter. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!