Friday, December 22, 2017

Fly On The Wall In St. Nick's House

     Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, eight bloggers are inviting you into their homes for a sneak peek at what goes on behind closed doors.

     The fly in my house has seen all the craziness going on lately that we fondly refer to as "Christmas Chaos" while we prepare for the big day. We have been shopping for special gifts, stringing lights inside and outside the house, party hopping, trimming our Christmas tree, wrapping gifts until our fingers ache, sharing a few cozy nights around the fire pit, and then (my favorite) baking dozens of different kinds of holiday cookies together. This is a special tradition in my family, passed down from my mother. Most of the recipes are quite old, and when I stand in the kitchen covered in confectioner's sugar with my daughters and granddaughter, I feel as if my mum is standing right there beside me.

     Rather than just writing about the fun things we did this month, I'm sharing it in a series of photos that capture the joy of the holiday season for the Doyle family.

From our family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                  http://www.BakingInATornado. com
Menopausal Mother          
Searching for Sanity                   https://singlemumplusone.
Spatulas on Parade                    https://spatulasonparade.
Never Ever Give Up Hope             https://batteredhope.blogspot. com
Bookworm in the Kitchen             http://www.bookwormkitchen. com/   
The Blogging 911              
Go Mama O                                                                                                                                                                           


  1. And a very Merry Christmas to you as well! LOVE your pictures. (And your family!)

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I love the giant Lindor truffle!!

  3. Love these pictures, they tell the story of a busy (but happy) family at holiday time. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Lovely!! All the photos and your house lights are awesome! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Marcia. Have a great one and we'll see ya in '18.

  5. Great pics. But they were more serious than usual! What a wonderful season this will be for you and your family. Merry, merry Christmas

    1. Yep----I used the "normal" photos this time, not the goofy ones, ha-ha!

  6. Our furnace quit just as we were getting a new fireplace and had the money from a real estate sale. How did it know?

  7. Thanks for sharing these pictures with us. I hope you have a safe and very Merry Christmas.

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your fam!

  9. Good family holiday fun! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!



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