Wintery Seasons of Joy: February Week One

Welcome to the first February Seasons of Joy!  This is my most favourite post to create, especially when I’ve had a productive week and have lots to write about (like this week!).

The first thing I have to share is something which touched me so much.  My mother-in-law (who really is like a second mum to me) sent me a little present in the post.  She reads my blog and so knows that one of my resolutions this year is to get some more photos up on our walls and on our sides.  She was charity shopping (something I am convinced we got her into 😉  ) and she saw this lovely frame:

Isn’t it pretty?  The colours and design are perfect for our little cottage.  But you know what touched me the most?  The fact that Heather knows me well enough to be able to buy something which is so thoughtful, so beautiful and so perfect!  It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.  I do love you Heather!

I printed out a black and white photo of Becca and my Mum.  I have been wanting another photo to go with the one of me and my Dad, above my bed, and this was just right:

The other photo frame I finished this week was my wire heart one.  I think I can probably make this look a bit better  with some of Lillie’s black and white written art, but that will have to wait for next week:

It’s hanging in the hallway at the moment and I think is very pretty:

Something else which came in the post this week was one of my Christmas presents which I had completely forgotten about – a subscription to LandLove:

I’ve not had a chance to read it all the way through, but I see a few peaceful moments with a cup of tea and LandLove in my future 🙂

I’ve been beavering away into the night, whilst everyone else is asleep, making Christmas stocking presents.  I have managed two more for each child, wrapped and numbered:

I can’t tell you what they are until after Christmas as my children read my blog, but I still love to post the picture!  It feels like a job well done (she says patting herself on the back!).

The boys are away for Thomas’ 16th birthday celebration, skootering with friends.  Gary has taken them and it is a good hour and a half away.  Gary has been up (working) since five.  How great a Dad does Thomas have?  Whilst they are busy doing tricks and falling over, the girls and I have planned an afternoon in watching a Christian version of Beauty and the Beast, which happens to be on Prime at the moment:

I prepared some heart themed snacks to go along with it:

I do love writing these posts, they always put a huge smile on my face and make me very thankful for the life that I lead.

What have you been doing to make sure this wintery season is a Season of Joy?