Holiday Daze

Holiday phase two:  Christmas again with our daughter and son in law!

the infamous coffee table

lucky I have time for knitting on the citron shawl

playing with my camera

his and her shoes

citron that might need a few rows taken out....
I have to tell you, I'm swimming in the details of being hostess.  I have a long list to execute today and I want to get my regular blood work done before the end of the year (today!) since our insurance parameters change a bit next year.

As I type, I have a sticky note on my left hand to remind me of this.  A fail safe method of remembering.

It's so good to have the house full and yet it's busy.  I find pockets of time to knit and relax and just rest.  I forget what it's like to have family here for a week.  I like the reminder :) Today my sister, brother in law and nephew arrive for Phase Three of my holiday visitors.

There's more cleaning, more grocery shopping, more cooking and baking,  and stripping then making beds.  I cannot wait for them to arrive!

I hope you are having a lovely time this week between Christmas and New Year's day.  I hope to visit all of you during the first week of the New Year!


  1. May your extended holiday be full of love and joy! Have a very Happy New Year, Karen!!

  2. A three-phase holiday sounds both wonderful and tiring. I think you can enjoy the people more when they don't all descend on you at once! Still, it's a lot of work.

  3. enjoy your day and you family - that coffee table is great evidence of a full life!

  4. Sounds perfectly wonderful to me, well, except for the coffee table ;)! Have a wonderful time and a great New Year!!

  5. LOL! It is hectic getting ready for loved ones... but, so worth the effort! Enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

  6. How generous you are to open your open to traveling ohana. You'll have fun.

  7. I'm so glad you are enjoying the Christmastime season and having such wonderful visits!

    Have a great New Year's weekend!

  8. Happy new year, Karen.

    The last of our holiday visitors left about an hour ago and now we are going to settle in for a quiet weekend and just relax and of course for me, knit a bit!

  9. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  10. I'm glad you are having such a great time with your family. But I am guessing that you are probably more tired than you have hinted at in your post. At least you are if you are anything like me. I'm in recovery mode at the moment, and I think it's going to take at least a week to feel fully rested again. Happy New Year!

    1. I am quite tired and possibly fighting a RA flare :)

  11. Oh Karen, I've now tried to post a response four times to no avail! Here I go again! : ) Wishing you and your love ones a new year full of peace, light and joy. I'm so glad you have been able to spend these holidays with those you love. x

  12. Looks like a Fun and Happy family Christmas! Have a wonderful new year!

  13. lovely little treasures..Glad you are having great family time..
    Hope the new year is a happy and hopeful one for us all..

  14. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year Karen! It sounds like you are having a wonderful time, but certain you will need a good rest when all the festivities are over xx

  15. It is so wonderful to have a house full and enjoy the company of others, I wish you much joy with your family and lots of amazing memories. Happy New year Karen, wishing you a healthy one.


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