Welcome to my home for Christmas coffee and cookies

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I’d like to invite all of my friends and followers to join me for Christmas cookies and coffee (or tea if you wish).

I will meet you at our front door. Come on in and you can see our living room.

When you first come in, you are greeted by my carolers.20161211_131740From the entryway you can look into the living room, where we always put a big wreath on the fireplace with red poinsettias for color.

We have a few more decorations scattered around the house.
That’s my son in the photograph. He’s coming home from his deployment in early January and he made us promise to keep the tree up for him.

And here is our Christmas tree, which we have in our solarium. We like real trees and usually get something 10-12 feet to hold all of the Christmas ornaments we’ve collected over the years from all the places we’ve been. This year my daughter and her husband came over to help decorate with our 40+ year-old ornament collection.

So have a seat in our family room, and I will get you some coffee and cookies, Try anything you like. I spent the last three days making ginger butterscotch (9 o’clock), sugar (6 o’clock), and devil’s food (3 o’clock) cookies, plus lemon and almond shortbread 12 o’clock), bourbon balls (center), and white chocolate cherry bark. Help yourself!20161222_102957

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season, no matter what or how you celebrate. I’m taking a few days off to enjoy mine with my family so I’ll see you in the New Year!

Merry Christmas!

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40 thoughts on “Welcome to my home for Christmas coffee and cookies

  1. Thank you for this delightful Christmas visit! Much love and many blessings to you and those who mean the most to you. May we offer a loaf of my sister’s pumpkin bread and a plate of hopscotches (peanut butter, butterscotch, marshmallow and chow mein noodle candies) for you to enjoy when you wish! ❤

  2. What lovely decorations! The wreath over the fireplace is stunning and I love your carolers. How lovely that you get to have an extended Christmas for when your son comes home in January. Safe travels to him and Merry Christmas to you all! I’ll take that whole plate of cookies please!

    • Would love to send you the whole plate and the boxes of more in my garage, chilling! The wreath over the fireplace used to be a real one, but it was so hard on my husband to make – so one Christmas my daughter and I bought a fake one and decorated it. It’s survived nicely and we occasionally add something new to it. Merry Christmas to you and the family!

  3. I collect Byers Choice Carolers too – picking up one or two in years when funds permit since her crafting on the kitchen table days, before most people had ever heard of Joyce Byers. So your mantle brought a big grin to my face.

    The cookies, not so much, however. While I always have a mug of coffee by my side, I was frustrated that I couldn’t jump through the computer and snatch the entire plateful of those yummie looking treats! (The ginger butterscotch sound like they could easily become an addiction – two of my favorite flavors.)

    Those are the only photos that showed up for me, however, and I would love to see your son and your tree. Perhaps when he returns in January? I know that will be your BEST Christmas present. EVER.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • I had a ton of pictures up, Madelyn, but my daughter said that because of the info in the post and the info embedded in the pictures, she was afraid that we would attract unwanted attention to our house. So she deleted them, dang. If you send me your email (to sailingawayng@gmail.com) I would be delighted to let you see them all. I think she and her husband are being overly cautious, but they are the digital experts. I can also send you the ginger butterscotch cookie recipe!
      Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. Is your son coming home just as a break, or is his deployment officially over? If so, congratulations and happy returns (and thank you) to him… and if not, I’m glad you can see him for the holidays!

    I’ll take some tea and cookies, please! 😉

    • Ariel, I wish his service was over, but alas, he will be off after a month’s leave for more training before being deployed to the Middle East again. Such is the life of a military family. Wishing I could send you some tea and cookies for real!

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