home fires and creating warmth


my husband often calls me during the day to see what we are up to.

i say i am keeping the home fires burning.

creating warmth with the resources we have been given.

and that does include sewing sweet things. forcing bulbs in the kitchen. and making peanut butter and banana sandwiches on WHO bread.

i feel so blessed.

God is so good.

to me. to us. and to you too, i am sure!

as a side note: my washer has been going almost non-stop since saturday. so there is real work being done around here too.

during break time we sat outside and ate lunch on the back porch today. soaking up sun. sweet. warm sunshine. and watching birds stealing chicken feathers from our yard for their nests. i don’t know if you’ve ever seen a little chickadee with a big fluffy feather in its’ beak, but it is rather comical.

so what are you up to? especially those of you who live in the really cold parts of this great big world. i don’t know how you do it. i am a weakling when it comes to truly being cold.

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6 thoughts on “home fires and creating warmth

  1. We, in the cold part of the world, stock up on lots of hot cocoa and marshmallos!!! The kids think every time they go outside they should get hot cocoa….and they should, right?

    We freeze and complain a lot too, dreaming of warm sunny days. I do so miss spring and summer!

    God bless you and stay warm!

  2. look at that knitting! it is fabulous, what pattern is it?
    I am desperately trying to finish a sock for my son I started forever ago…I am forcing myself to finish before I start anything else.
    I second the hot cocoa, and it doesn’t get super cold here.

  3. your nativity is just the cutest! that was a “to do” this year and that i am determined “to do” for next. love it.
    and your pictures are just so cozy.

  4. we do some of the same things & some for the snow: crafts, tea & cocoa, forcing bulbs (lookin good!), baking cookies, making soup, snow-shoeing, x-country skiing, sledding, reading, shoveling (particularly lots of that since getting home), & baby snuggling.

    so very thankful for the snow. Not much use for just being cold!!

  5. Wow, I love every photo on this post! And surely I can relate to keeping the home fires burning, or perhaps at times, keeping the fires from starting…hehehe We’re really enjoying my folks visiting from the westcoast, making cookies and sipping hot cuppa yummies too. Snow is everywhere, almost two or more feet of it constantly from now until April, such is life living here. :0 Now if I only learned to knit and not relied on my mother in law for all these years to knit for me. Gosh, you are so talented and we are kindred for loving photography in similar ways. A blessed Christmastide to you and yours Ragan.

  6. Yes, I agree with Jamie: every time the kids come in from the snow they ask for hot cocoa. I used to be too strict about this. Why? I don’t know. Now, I love getting them this special treat during these cold, winter months. It’s such a simple joy!

    I love your cozy photos. That joy banner is so cute, and I love whatever you’re knitting—some type of mittens? And those needles! You’re such a quick learner! Way to go =)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Regan! May God bless you and your family in the new year!

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