see you in the new year!

merry christmas!

merry christmas, from our family to yours! we're headed over the mountains and through the woods (literally!) to spend time with family over the next few weeks. this truly is the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it?

one thing i love most about christmas is all of our family traditions. we'll spend christmas eve at david's family's house where his sister will wake us all up at 6am. though we're all adults, this makes us feel like kids again. we'll gather around the fire and start opening gifts while it's still dark outside, sipping on coffee throughout the morning. for breakfast, we'll have homemade cinnamon rolls before we mosey on over to my parent's house to start it all over again. here, we'll pass out presents and laugh with each other all afternoon, taking a break for an afternoon feast of homemade goodies. i am giddy with excitement to see everyone open the gifts i have for them, it truly is more blessed to give than to receive! i'm also really looking forward to experiencing this christmas through bear's eyes. he is old enough to see and know the wonder of this holiday now!

of course, gifts and traditions are fun and meaningful but we never forget the true meaning for christmas. celebrating Jesus's birth is the most meaningful part of it all!

what's next?

when we return, i should have a *BIG* surprise for you! going home to roost is getting a brand new look and we're hoping to roll out the new site on january 6th. it's beautiful and cozy and i think you'll really love it!

before signing off, i also wanted to give a shout-out to some of going home to roost’s most cherished posts from 2014. i hope you’ll have fun reminiscing with me, or maybe even discovering some new posts from the past!

- try this delicious recipe for iced mint coffee.
- doll up your bed by making some cute pillow cases.
- make your own picture frames with this tutorial.
- a simple gold saying.
- a fun antler hose rack hack.
- learn how to build side tables using hairpin legs.
- adorn your own screen door.
- read bear's birth story.
- join us for a feast in the forest.
- check out the movers and makers summit retreat - registration opens december 29th!

so that’s it for me, lovelies! i’m taking off for my annual blogging break and am planning to return on tuesday, january 6th. in the meantime, i’d love to keep in touch with you over on instagram. i wish you each a beautiful christmas filled with love, laughter and lots of family. see you in the new year! love, bonnie

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10

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