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‘Tis Seasonal

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IMG_4175eI am truly living a storybook life here, folks. The season is upon us when decorators of the world pull out everything they have saved for years that has anything to do with December holidays and inundate their surroundings with color and lights.

Our place looks like Christmas magic all of a sudden. The only thing missing is little kids in footsie pajamas running around with eyes like saucers, over-anxiously waiting a visit from the guy in red who travels by reindeer.

We were blessed once again with a visit from Cyndie’s mom who worked tirelessly for the entire day yesterday to provide her exquisite skills in bringing the spirit of the season to life in our home.

She went beyond the call of duty before even arriving by taking time the day prior to shop for baking supplies and accoutrements like garlands with lights. With barely a pause to catch her breath, yesterday she cooked and baked and decorated, then helped me run an errand to drop off a car for service, then helped get Cyndie down to the barn for her first visit with the horses since the surgery.

She is a superwoman!

The best highlight of the day —among many— was having Cyndie get bundled up to be outside, her walking part way down the driveway with crutches, then hopping in the back of her mom’s car for the rest of the distance to the barn, and finally communing with the horses that had come up to the barn to see her.

They were a little freaked by her crutches and walker, but very happy to see her after all this time she has been away.

IMG_4180eBack in the kitchen, Cyndie and her mom moved into full production mode for a while and cookie smells were mixing with the home-made caramels and Chex mix snack that had just come out of the oven.

What could I do? You can’t fight this kind of momentum. I went upstairs and put on the holiday music, came down and set about testing the goods coming out of the oven.

I told you, it’s a storybook life I’m livin’!











Written by johnwhays

December 4, 2014 at 7:00 am

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  1. Beautiful!!! I can’t wait for the Hays Family gathering!!!


    December 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

    • Thanks. I don’t know if there will be any Chex mix left, but the lights will still be up. 🙂


      December 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  2. Re:She is a superwoman! Indeed, indeed – how beautifully everything is coming together again – its more than healing; it is inspiring benevolence…

    Ian Rowcliffe

    December 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

  3. It does look like a storybook house!! Beautiful! All those windows and the big fireplace with the lights…..and a great family to top it all off!!


    December 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

    • Indeed. I am a very lucky guy. The least I can do is share it in pictures. If you ever have reason to travel west to this region, stop on by and we’ll share it in person!


      December 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm

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