Going to see a man about Christmas…









Yesterday, regardless of the chills, tired eyes and rosy cheeks well-known here when the first winter cold strikes, we bundled up and headed out into the cold sunny air… we had a date with a very special someone.

We headed over to La Ferme Genest (same place we went for our pumpkins), hopped a tractor pulled sleigh and headed for the woods… Along a lane filled with elves playing peek-a-boo behind the brightly decorated pine trees we rode and then walked. We came to an opening in the forest where floating colorful banners guided us to a small foot bridge. Across the bridge, we said hello to a few soft friends and walked up to a cozy log cabin where a familiar face was waiting.

How I love seeing my children’s faces light up… the booming Ho-ho-ho, the race for a spot on this old friend’s lap. Magic… so little of our world offers the opportunity for pure magic today. My daughter was very restrained… she stuck to her original Christmas wishΒ and verbalized her brother’s love of trucks. She gave Santa a big hug, was thrilled at the surprise of a little stuffed Gingerbread man for herself and Santa Claus for Little Man (2Β  more stuffies of the Christmas shelf, oh dear!) and walked away happy, energized, ready for fresh made powdered donuts and hot chocolate in the heated greenhouse near the main farm building.

Such a wonderful morning…

Wishing you many wonderful moments this week-end…

About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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17 Responses to Going to see a man about Christmas…

  1. Annette Berkey says:

    I love your post but this one just made me cry. How I wish I could have seen their little faces. Treasure the moments they leave so fast. Love you all.momxo


    • Yanic A. says:

      Awh… we wish you could have been there as well. You guys HAVE to come up for the holidays soon… Before the kids are too big for Santa. We can all go to the forest village together!


  2. mountaingmom says:

    Of what special fun and a sleigh ride in the snow too.


  3. Magical indeed. What a wonderful gift for you to share this together. Cold here today in Denver as well. Hope you are all snuggled in!


  4. sally says:

    What a magical place to meet him. especially with your snow.


  5. Robin says:

    What a beautiful day!


  6. Mountain Girl says:

    Oh, so fun!


  7. appleshoe says:

    What fun! We don’t have visits from the Big Guy here, but it sure looks like a magical place to visit. Small stuffies we keep in a basket in the car for special car toys. It keeps them special because they only get played with in the car or while we are away. I did this with my niece and nephew when they were younger as well, and they loved it.


    • Yanic A. says:

      Santa Claus (done right) doesn’t bother me… we don’t home school so I didn’t want her to be left out from all the activities. But we have put our own spin on Santa, tying in the story of St-Nicholas, of charity, compassion and love for all children of the world. My daughter knows not all gifts under the tree are from Santa, she knows that the Santas at the mall are fake and only report to Santa so there is no point waiting in line. We want to keep a realistic magic, if that makes sense”…

      For stuffies, oh dear! We do a rotation on seasonal ones (Xmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s…) and then all other stuffies must neatly fit at the end of her bed (a few permitted at the head to sleep with). Our rule is “if you love them SO much, they shouldn’t be at the bottom of your closet”! LOL! She gave away 2 garbage bag full to a charity this season. They collect toys to give to emergency respondents (firefighters, EMTs, cops) to give away for kids when responding to calls. She was very thrilled at the idea of giving stuff animals to firefighters to give to kids that lose all theirs in fires. It was very touching. πŸ™‚


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