Saturday, December 22, 2012

silent nights . . .

it's way past my bed time. my people are all tucked up asleep. the house is peaceful. i have some christmas tunes playing softly {these ones}. i'm baking another batch of gingerbread. but this time without my little helpers {the recipe is here}. wrapping a few more gifts for under the tree. the fairy lights are on. my parents and brother arrive in a few days. i'm feeling the festive groove this year. it's our first christmas at home in five years. the last one was before aila was born. there's nowhere i'd rather be right now. all is calm. all is bright. 

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{our last few nights have been anything but silent or calm. elliot's sleep has been fitful and disturbed. i think he must be fretting about the impending dummy farewell.} 


  1. You sound mega organised, and very calm! happy Christmas x

  2. Don't you love those kinds of peaceful evenings! You sound very content Lucy :) Merry Christmas to you nad your family...

    I love your kitchen blackboard!

    Sophie xo

  3. That sounds like my perfect evening! Last night was a peaceful one for us here too, with everyone sleeping soundly, bliss x

  4. It's sometimes nice just to capture that quiet when you can, even if it's past your bedtime :)

  5. Oh yum! You baked Em's gingerbread :)
    I need a quiet night much like this myself.
    Happy Christmas to you and yours Rachel, I hope your day is filled with much joy, love and laughter.

  6. Sounds perfect (apart from the disrupted sleep). Wishing you all a wonderful day celebrating with your loved ones x

  7. Weeee chalk-board wall looks amazing! have a blooming lovely Christmas xx

  8. that quiet at the end of the night is the best. so productive and peaceful. merry christmas to you and yours, xx ashley

  9. Your house looks so golden and peaceful.

    Good luck with the dummy farewell - I remember with both of mine that it was never as bad as I'd feared. I hope you get some restful sleep over Christmas.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Gillian x

  10. Love these pictures! Your home looks beautiful and peaceful. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  11. Rachel you love perfection in everything right? Because your house is so peaceful and perfect. hugs. Merry Christmas. xo
    ~ Herman Swan


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