Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to all my readers!

I send you my Christmas greetings with this Christmas car filled with gift.
As our tradition is, we decorated our tree yesterday, on "lille julaften" (Little Christmas Eve). We always do this together as a family, using ornaments we have collected through our 28 years of marriage. Most of them are handmade, and the girls find them a bit out of date. This year they had a wish - "Mom, can we decorate the tree with more modern stuff? You are always so old fashioned, sometimes we wonder if you were born before God!"
Now I have been to the Salvation Army's shop and bought 50 shining red baubles, and everyone loves the tree.

We are preparing for breakfast now. For lunch we will have rice porridge with one almond hidden and a gift for the one who finds the almond. Later comes church and home to the traditional Christmas dinner, opening of gifts and dancing around the tree singing the old carols. The day will end with all of us wrapped up in comfort blankets around the fire with new books and cds.
I almost live in the kitchen these days, enjoying cooking and baking traditional food. I had plans for alot of posts here, but with the house filled with people who gather around the table at all times I havenever found the time.
I will be back though :-)


Mountain Mama said...

Congratulations on your first book. It looks wonderful.
The truck ornament on your tree is unusual. I like it.
I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas season.

Gudl said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!
Have a great time with your family.

Anonymous said...

"Born before God"? LOL! What a sense of humor. ;-) Merry Christmas! Seasons Greetings!