It's been a month since I stopped to record the goings on in the bungalow.
I've barely held my camera and was mortified to realize that when Grandgirlie had a birthday party I didn't even take one picture. She was so lovely in her beautiful outfit and she's growing so tall and willowy and we just love her to the moon and back.
We went to cut down our tree a week ago and since then I've been puttering around the home...
making it feel homey and bright.
As soon as we came home from Palm Springs...
I planted some Paperwhite bulbs to bloom for Christmas.
They had been sprouting already in the package and were anxious to grow.
One of my favorite things is placing beloved pieces that have been collected over the years to draw my heart and mind to the Christ child.
A sprig here...
The choir joins in with Christmas carols that fill our home during our waking hours.
During this last month...
the bedroom and my bathroom have been repainted.
Next week I'll share some photos of the finished rooms.
Here is a sneak peek of Italian Ice Green.
Soft and dreamy.
The bedroom dresser .
The paperwhites are ready for Christmas.
A few things to bake yet ...
to share and to enjoy.
A few more gifts to complete for special loved ones...
and then the halls will begin to ring with laughter and conversations.
I'm ready in my heart.