‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

Since we celebrated Christmas a few weeks ago with the grands, our actual Christmas will be quiet and low key. Just the way I like it.

Thought I’d share a few images from our home–it’s barely decorated–again, just the way I like it.

The older I get, the more I appreciate simplicity.

We found this beautiful nativity at Fred Meyer a few weeks ago. Doesn’t it look like solid wood? I was as surprised as anyone when Gerry told me it was actually ceramic! I love it though.

Aren’t they cute? They were a Christmas gift last year.

Nativity scenes. Gifts over the years from my BFF.

That’s it for today. I hope you’re enjoying Christmas week and finding calm amidst what can seem like a storm.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Yes, it’s nice and quiet here, too. I’m settling in with a book and will be slipping into bed in a few hours, no apologies!

    1. I’ve always appreciated quiet and solitude, but I find I need more of it as I grow older. Hope you enjoyed your quiet evening.

  2. Oh, I am so with you Linda on your message of simplicity. Now that you have shared all those precious moments with your family, you can relax and reflect. Your decorations are beautiful. Enjoy your quiet moments. Christmas Blessings! Kathy

    1. It works out well for us to celebrate early with the kids and grands and then enjoy a quiet Christmas. I’m sure that will all change when we retire and move closer to them, but for now it’s wonderful! Christmas Blessings to you too, Kathy!

  3. I love this posting Linda. We definitely share similar views about bringing simplicity and quiet times back to our holiday celebrations. May you and your family have a happy and blessed Christmas.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Cathy! And a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. Your Mary & Joseph is beautiful. I might be tempted to keep it out year round. I appreciate simplicity too. Hauling in boxes and boxes of Christmas stuff from the garage has sort of lost its appeal. If it weren’t for the kids…

    Have a peaceful and restful Christmas.

    1. I’ve thought about leaving it up after Christmas…I may still do that.

      Wishing Christmas peace and blessings to you too.

  5. Linda, I love those nativity scenes. Thanks for letting us peak into your Christmas. This year is quiet at my house too, as my grown children will spend Christmas with their in-laws out of state.

    1. Enjoy your quiet Christmas, Karen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I plan to enjoy ours!

  6. We have a number of Christmas gatherings to go yet, but for many years the holidays have been as much about quiet reflection as they have been celebration.

    I look forward to having a grand time with our grands this weekend. So glad you accumulated so many new memories with yours!

    Merry Christmas,

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