Friday, December 20, 2013

Have yourself a merry little….

Big snow bird house
If I had to use just one word to describe how I feel before this Christmas it would be.
Let your heart be light.
Snug, settled, happy, a cosy blanket of snow outside, the birds well fed.
Boo snuggled into his kitty cave, warm, and snoring.
We’ve eaten all of the butter tarts that are supposed to be for company.
I guess, they should have shown up earlier if they wanted some.
But I can always make more.

Big snow- block barn
From now on our troubles are all out of sight.
The washer broke down, add that to the list of what’s broken this year, but it’s old news now.
I’m on a sugar high, a happy high, a we are having a white Christmas, let’s enjoy it despite everything high.
We are getting more snow, as you read this.

Big snow-crows in tree
Life is short, eat dessert first. 
Seriously, do remember that, because it is.

Big snow-red barn peeking through
Winsome, nostalgic, thoughtful, dreaming.
Hang a shining star on the highest bough.
Faithful friends who are dear to us…
Blogging friends who are near, and far from us.
And have yourself a Merry little.

To be continued…..

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


  1. I like the photo of the crows. There are lots of them around here and now they like to enjoy the bird food droppings on the ground. That barn is beautiful too. Snow and freezing rain then more snow is the order for the weekend here. Guess we won't be going too far at all. Enjoy your merry little Christmas. Hugs, Pam

  2. beautiful images!!! You always make me smile, the best of the season to you!

  3. Oh you are making me feel all Christmasy.
    Hugs to you,

  4. Wonderful post and photos ! Getting rain here today then it will all change to an ice storm , great for photos if nothing else lol ! Hoping you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful day !

  5. Oh Jen have yourself a Merry little.... too:) Oh that is funny to blame the company for not coming earlier for the now gone tarts I will have to remember that. HUGS B

  6. So glad to hear you're happy and enjoying the season (and a few butter tarts, too!). Stay warm and snug with Gar and Boo. Merry Christmas, Friend.

  7. So glad to hear you're happy and enjoying the season (and a few butter tarts, too!). Stay warm and snug with Gar and Boo. Merry Christmas, Friend.

  8. Christmas cuddles to Bootsie from Chocolat and Aragon

  9. Your images are outstanding! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  10. And a very Happy Christmas to you and yours! Glorious pictures! We've just had a dump of snow today, so it's finally looking like the holidays. Enjoy every moment of it!

  11. Merry Christmas Jen! Now I suppose I will sing that song in my head all day long! You sound content..enjoy that snow:)

  12. I love your photos of the snow. I woke this morning to thunderstorms. Very strange December weather. Have yourself a merry little........too :)

  13. You do bring a sense of calmness. Thank you. I needed this moment. Merry Christmas, Jen.

  14. Snow makes Christmas - well Christmas. I made a few batches of candy and like your house, our guests should have come earlier.

  15. this was truly a magical post to read and enjoy Jen. Thanks for all the beauty that you share, all year long.

    from me and the Chedster:

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the good things in 2014! :<)

  16. I agree with many above; this post is so welcome right now. I love the quiet contentment and warmth of your writing. And the photos are beautiful (I especially love the barn one). Merry Christmas to you, Bootsie, and husband! And now how about the recipe for those butter tarts?!

  17. bless you during the holidays and keep your spirits light and your heart happy.

  18. We were on the mainland Thursday and Friday and saw the beautiful, beautiful now. How lovely it was. I dragged my husband out for a walk right after breakfast. My parents thought we were nuts. But I just didn't want to miss it.
    Your photos, the words of the song interspersed with your own thoughts make for a wonderfully contented post. Butter tarts - so yummy and still on the list to make. But I cheat with purchased tart shells so they take virtually no time at all.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jen.

  19. Oh yes, I've been filling myself with peanut butter kiss cookies and eggnog. Of course I will be on the diet as of January 2. Merry Christmas, Jen. Glad that we will both have a white Christmas this year. Blessings to you and yours.

  20. SWEET POST ( From the sugar high of course! :)

    All of OUR snow melted and we are now having spring. And Rain. And MUD. My Christmas Mojo went right out the feels like spring, it smells like spring. So enjoy your snow, yes! :)

  21. I agree eat dessert first...our snow melted but I know more is on the way to cover up the flooding and puddles.


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