While We Wait

No baby yet......  :)

UPDATE: Baby Boy is here!!!!! (12/29/2012)

so while we wait for that phone call, I decided to get ready for the New Year early.  Some of the fresh holiday greenery around the house was pretty dried out, so out they went and the next thing I knew I had everything down.  I started my paper whites and Amaryllis (a deep red Double Dragon) a couple of weeks before Christmas and had put them away.  So out they came to add some cheer to the family room and kitchen.  I am already catching the scent of the paper whites........smells so good. 

We have this very very charming shop out here that has been featured in Romantic Homes......called Gather.   If you come visit me I'll take you there. :)  Located on a winding pretty country road, it's the old Hallsboro store and Melissa stocks it with fun eclectic new items you won't find anywhere else and antiques.  I ran up there not too long ago and plucked this darling tree branch festooned with three moss covered bird nests right off the shop Christmas tree.  I put it down in the pot of paper whites.  It will make a fabulous "stake" when those stems get tall and lanky.

We had family here for Christmas day dinner but I didn't do a turkey so Bobby G. ask would I please cook a little turkey and the trimmings later, so that's what I am fixing on Saturday.  Suppose to be a cold rainy day so I'll be happy in the kitchen. Do you have big New Year's Eve plans?  Not us......(if we're not on the road) we will just chill out at home and eat a bunch of junk.  :)  I will be making pork b-b-q, fresh greens, Hoppin' John (for good luck, prosperity and money.....I think we're gonna need it), Farmer's potatoes and sweet potato pudding for New Year's Day. xoxoxo and I wish you a .........

Happy New Year!
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Anne said...

No baby new yet??? LOVE those paper whites.Some of mine bloomed some have not done a thing don't know why.Great idea to stake them with that twig branch.
No plans for new years here.It will be a fun but quiet evening.I am sure we will be watching the marx brothers movies and playing games.
Best wishes to you and your family in the coming year Lynn!

NanaDiana said...

Nice to see you, Lynn! It sounds like you had a good Christmas and you are done deChristmasing already? I have to leave stuff up until after the kids are here this weekend. They love the house all decorated for Christmas.

Have fun with your hubby on New Year's Eve. We are going to be low-key because MyHero is on call so we can't be far from home. Blessings- xo Diana

Alycia Nichols said...

The waiting really gets to you after awhile, doesn't it? I hope you get good news soon and that you are able to travel in good weather to see your new grandchild! I'm not from the South, but my great-Grandmother was and always had us to eat greens and black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. My great-Aunt told us that if we put a black-eyed pea wrapped in a collard green leaf in our billfold that we would never want for money throughout the year. I did it, and it seemed to work! I haven't done it in the last 2 years, and we've had financial difficulties. So...what do you think I'LL be doing on Tuesday? :-) The down side of putting that in your billfold is that it smells awful after awhile for about a week, then it doesn't smell anymore. I'm still going to do it! Enjoy your New Year's Eve, and I'm rootin' for you guys!!!

Sarah said...

Lynn, stopping in to wish you a very healthy and happy new year. Catching up on your recent posts that I've missed this week while away from my computer. Gather sounds like my kind of store. ;-)
I know you are anxiously awaiting the birth of that baby. Exciting time! ~ Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...

You must be on pins and needles waiting for this baby! I hope it happens soon!

I love the branch with the nests and it will be perfect to tie the stems to. I was late in getting paperwhites and they were sold out. :(

We never go out on NYE and I plan to cook something special that day, too. I am just getting some energy back!!


Leslie said...

How exciting! It's so tough to wait.. My son was born Dec. 17th (he is now 24!) and it was such a stressful season for me because everyone said that I would probably deliver on Christmas day..

Your flowers are so pretty. I have paper whites that have been open for about a week now. They are so pretty and have an intoxicating smell. It's lots of fun to watch them grow from the ground up;)

Good luck with the baby on the way:) and wishing you a happy New Year!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sounds like my kind of New Years EVE! I bet you will have a baby by then though! Good luck, drive careful!


Sueann said...

Dinner sounded so good...now I an hungry!! Ha!
And I love tat twig with the nests...so cool!
Ps Happy New Year

SImple and Serene Living said...

Hope the baby arrives soon. They certainly have their own time schedule. I still have the decorations up and I am kind of dreading the taking them down. I love that branch with the little nests. :)

Jen said...

It's amazing how anticipation is still so powerful even when we are grown-ups! I know you are so excited for the arrival of the little one. =) Im glad you had a good Christmas. It was a quiet one here.

Wishing you all the best with the new grand baby and the sparkly new year!! xo

Connie in Hartwood said...

Babies know when it's their time ... they just don't tell us in advance so we can plan. This is part of the wonder, I think. (Our second daughter was a New Year's baby ... perhaps your son and daughter-in-law will have one, too.)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The nested branch is fabulous! What a great idea. No plans here for New Years Eve...just staying home and reflecting on the past year and looking forward to 2013.

Happy New Year!

Olive said...

Praying for a healthy mom and baby. Love those images. Your meal sounds yummy.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, I see you updated that your grandson is here. I bet you are thrilled and can't get there quick enough to see him. Congrats and enjoy time with your family. I wish you a blessed and happy 2013.
Hugs, Sherry

The French Hutch said...

I think that baby boy has his own ideas, maybe he wants to be a New Year's baby! Awww, I know you can't wait Lynn. I love paper whites, they just go with Christmas and so fresh for the New Year! I've been in the kitchen too, so cozy with all this cold rain we've had. Love the birds nest and I would love to go with you to Gather's if I'm ever in your neighborhood. Look forward to hearing about the baby's arrival!

The French Hutch

Pam Kessler said...

Congratulations on the baby!!! A great way to usher in a new year!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love your little bird nest stake for your paper whites. Very cute!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

YAY he's here ! ( Ours was born on the 28th a few more years ago)
May you all have a very blessed and happy new year and I hope to see you in April !

Eclectically Vintage said...

Congrats on your grandson - what a wonderful gift! And that bird nest stake is perfect! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

Anonymous said...

A new baby - how wonderful!!! I love your paper whites, I wanted to do those this year, I never have, but just didn't get to buying one. Enjoyed your pictures! Mary

Wild Oak Designs said...

Love the tree branch!
Congrats on the baby!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Lynn, love all the Winter touches. The nests are adorable. Congratulations on the exciting news!

Unknown said...

Love your blog...we are soul sisters lol!!! Would love for you to join me on Wednesday for Welcome Home Wednesdays....i am your newest follower!!! Deb Vintage On A Dime

Tricia said...

Love the shot of the typewriter. I just want to sit and look at that window too so I pinned it to my "Neat Stuff" board. Thanks for a visual of "enjoying the wait."

Unknown said...

Congrats!!! What a really Happy new year!!!

susan hemann said...

I do love the birds nest in with the bulbs. I'm going to try it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Testing...testing! I'm gonna try to leave a comment again! :)

CONGRATS on baby boy!! His birthday is two days after our wee one's .....he was a year old on the 27th! I can't believe it. We just met them for breakfast.....he ate and ate and ate and cried when we ran out of stuff to poke in his mouth!! ha ha!!

Have you seen him yet? I'm sure you have by now.

L, Dana

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