Monday, December 3, 2012

slow moving weekend

This weekend was a perfect one to slow down.  With a mama feeling a bit under the weather I welcomed the slower pace.

Saturday, it snowed for most of the day.  It didn't amount to much but it was beautiful.  We did a bit of decorating for Christmas,  wrapping up our 24 holiday/winter themed books for our countdown to the big day.  Each evening the kids take turns unwrapping a book and we sit down as a family and read.  I love this special time.

We also set up our nativity and Advent calender.  These two things bring such peace to a home, lots of wonder and curiosity.  This time of year always makes me think about our beliefs.  So many people have different ones.  But Peace is universal.

The kids also made their wish lists for Santa.  As much as I encourage them to understand the true meaning of Christmas, how can you not indulge, a bit, in the magic?  Oh Santa, you have quiet the list to read.

Of course, I slower paced weekend wouldn't be complete with a bit of baking. Vegan Banana Bread is what I made up Sunday morning for breakfast.

You see, these four bananas have been mocking me, for quite a while,  each time I open the refrigerator. "Eat me!"  "So what do you think you can make with us?"  No, I'm not starting to hear voices but when four black bananas are staring at you in the face, what else are you going to do...make bread!

Of course I made two loaves.  One with chocolate chips (Ghiradelli is dairy free :)) because what's banana bread without chocolate chips?  And one without, because Roman likes his without all the excitement!  What?!

This weekend was indeed a nice one.  How was your weekend?  Really, I'd like to know! ;)


  1. I LOVE the book idea - that is such a wonderful and fun tradition! Sounds like a great weekend :)! We were excited to see a little snow. I spent Saturday in Kennebunkport and it was fun, festive and VERY profitable - so happy it was a success! The girls had some solo time (and much needed) with Dad! Hope your day is great and that you are feeling better! Ps - those loaves looks so yummy and wayyyy better than brown bananas ;)

  2. Oh Jess, I'm so glad your weekend was successful! You'll have to fill me in on the details!! Yes, solo time with dad is a necessity from time to time. For everyone! ;) The breads were yummy....I forgot to add the recipe. My head is still fuzzy! ;(