Monday, December 7, 2009

Seasonal Delights

This time of year our senses are bombarded with so many pleasant sights, tastes, smells and sounds! It is truly a delightful time of year, if we can just S-L-O-W down long enough to enjoy it! That part is hard for me, because my To-Do list explodes with "Must Do's" and "Should Do's" and "Want to Do's." However, I have determined this year to try to slow down and enjoy the delights of the holiday season!

When I do slow down long enough to savor the moment, these are some of my favorites:

* Sitting in the family room in the dark, enjoying the beautiful glow from the Christmas tree.

* Listening to the soothing voice of Josh Groban, as he sings the songs of Christmas.

* Sipping a cup of Starbucks coffee with plenty of Peppermint Mocha creamer. My Absolute Favorite!

* Nibbling on some tasty Peppermint Bark. YUM!

* Smelling the aroma of gingerbread cookies fresh from the oven.

* Watching the children's eyes light up as I slip presents under the tree.

What are some of your favorite seasonal delights?


Noel said...

dittos on all of that!

mommyx12 said...

While I was reading this post my 19 year old daughter was in here and we both laughed because Josh Groban is HER favorite and so is Starbucks peppermint hot cocoa her favorite too.

Rebecca's Refining said...

One of my favorite memories with Amber and Anna while living in Charleston....we would turn out all the lights, snuggle together on the couch, and watch the flickering lights on the christmas tree while waiting for daddy to get off work! Unfortunately, we haven't done that as much in recent years! This year we will have to try to place the tree where we can enjoy that relaxing time!! It definately helps to calm the mind and body for sleep!!
One of my favorite childhood memories is mom's christmas eve banquet of goodies!! I tried to continue it with my family, but it was too expensive for my budget! :(
I have tried to continue the tradition of driving around town to look at all the lights! Of course, some years the weather is not cooperative! Every year I have the desire to put luminaries out front.....until I price all the supplies!
I too enjoy listening to Christmas music...whether my girls playing piano, or a cd. And the food......what is there to not enjoy about christmas and the "special treats" that accompany that time of year!! I too enjoy the peppermint bark, peanut brittle, fudge, cookies, candies.....okay, now I am in a "baking mood" I think I will go start some cookies!! :)

Samantha said...

Ours are mostly similar to yours, except I drink hot herbal tea! We listen to Christmas music, don't have Josh Groban's Christmas cd, but we do love his voice, and I will look for that cd this week! Thanks!

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