Hi there Blog Friends– We’re deep into tree trimming and cookie baking around here. My smart young buddy Jenna is coming over to bake this morning and Larry is spending these days shepherding people on a “Walk through Bethlehem” every night at church. It’s pretty much full on Christmas time for us. And I’m counting the days until kids walk in the door!
So I’m taking a little Blog Break– to slow down the season, spend time in thankfulness to God and to have sweet time with people we love celebrating together. At times you just have to simplify– and this is it.
I’ll still be Instagramming at “Rhonda Sittig”
But I’ll be reading along keeping up with all my Blog Buddies– and hopefully will be back posting in the New Year. Hugs to all!! And I hope and pray you have a blessed and beautiful Christmas.
Some Links to our Christmas Favorites:
Chocolate Cranberry “Fruitcake”
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! And God’s dearest blessings to you all…
44 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!”
Such a divine way to spend the season! What wonderful recipes! I hope you and your family have a joyous Christmas and New Year! Many blessings and hugs!
Thanks thank Lisa– Loved your new holly and mistletoe art– so pretty! xo
Merry Christmas Rhonda! 🎄🎁
I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas! Merry Christmas! 😀
Beautiful looking cookies and cakes. Merry Christmas to you all and enjoy the weekend:)
Thanks LInny! I’m wondering what treats you have fo Christmas!! I know Denmark is famous for it’s baked goods. And– fun to read through your NY posts!! You saw so much! xox
Yes, we have soo many cookies, apple cakes, ginger bread and the famous danish pastries:)
We are in Berlin now and we really miss Danish gløgg (special red wine for Christmas) as the red wine we try here is not as good as in Denmark (which they add more spices, almond and raisins). However the Christmas market in Berlin is bigger than in Copenhagen and soo many different type of food. Oh boy.. we had enough eating junk food yesterday. But today we went to 2 Christmas market again (different from yesterday) and still eating the famous berlin sousages and cakes which we never eat before. ha..ha.. it is fun. We will be here until tuesday:)
That sounds pretty way to travel at Christmas!! When we lived in Spain there was a big Christmas market in Madrid– but I think not as wonderful as the ones up north! Hope you have a blessed Christmas time. hugs!
Looks lovely! Happy Christmas 🙂
Thanks thanks, Loved your Christmas Movie post– I love The Snowman too! xo
I’m so glad! 💕
Rhonda, what a lovely thing to do…live in the moment! That’s such a nice photo of you and Larry! Wishing you and your beautiful family many blessings! Merry Christmas to you all! Hugs friend❤️❤️❤️🎄🎄🎄
Thanks thanks Mary! Just had a chance to catch up with your Christmas posts!! Your house looks so festive and ready for Christmas! hugs friend!
Hi Rhonda, it’s getting busy here with baking and shopping. I wrapped some presents today too. Thanks for the kind comments! I hope you are enjoying the season!🎄😇❤️
HI Mary– sounds like your house is just about like mine. today we are having a bunch of neighbors (with lots of little kids!) in for Christmas cookies. Should be lots of noisy fun. xox
Bless you and Larry, Rhonda! I’m about to go on retreat myself. Lots of love, Merry Christmas 💜 hugs! Debbie
Hi Debbie! Perfect time of year to retreat and reflect. Hope it’s so worthwhile. hugs!
Happy Christmas to you, Larry and your family. I am taking a break from Friday until mid January. xx
Me too Brigid. No blogging, but I did want to catch up here– Hoping you have a most blessed Christmas as well Friend. xox
A blessed Jesus-filled Christmas to you and yours! Thanks for so many deep, rich thoughts through the year and so many yummy, rich recipes to accompany them! Hugs
Thanks friend– See you Tuesday for another worthwhile book conversation. hugs hugs.
Aww Merry Christmas, Rhonda! Enjoy your break and soaking up time with friends and family ❤ xo
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Rhonda.
To you as well Lisa– hope it’s a time full of sweet blessings. xo
Merry Christmas, Rhonda! I hope you can enjoy your break and every moment with your family. I’ve attended one of those “Walk through Bethlehem” events and they are always so fantastic!!
Thanks Courtney– Enjoyed your Christmas Decor post– looks like you are ready for the Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas Rhonda and I wish you have a fantastic weekend:)
I hope you have the best Christmas and New Year, Rhonda!! ♡
Hi Rhonda – I am a firm believer in doing only the things you enjoy at Christmas. Don’t like to send cards? Forget about them. Not a baker? Don’t worry and pick up some treats at the bakery. It should be a time of joy, not drudgery. I think many people (women in particular) feel compelled to do too many things and it makes them resentful. Just my 2 cents. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy! – Kat
Agree –although I am slow to learn this lesson. But I did drop Christmas cards a while back– and trying to make it all more low key. Fun to find you in Instagram!! Hoping you have a truly Merry Christmas Kat! xox
What a fantastic picture of the two of you. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thanks Lacey! Hope your Christmas was the best! xo
Have a very Merry Christmas, Rhonda!!! May the Lord bless you abundantly as you celebrate with your family and may the New Year be filled to overflowing with more blessings! xoxo
Thanks Daisy– it was a good time together. A little squished with 11 people in our little house. But they left yesterday and I’m missing them all! Would love to hear about your Christmas, when you have time! xox
Merry Christmas !!!!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.
The same to you Karen– hoping it was a wonderful time together. xo
Merry Christmas Rhonda and to your family!😘
I just wanted to stop back by and wish you both all the best in this new year.
I miss you Rhonda! I hope you and your beautiful family are well! Happy New Year, dear friend!❤️❤️❤️
I hope that you have been enjoying your break from blogging. Just wanted to let you know that you have certainly been missed.
Hi Rhonda, I miss reading about you and your beautiful family. I hope aa is well, friend.❤️
I miss you Rhonda. I do hope you and your family are well. ❤️