Santa Lucia Day in the Morning {Our 2012 Celebration}

by | Dec 14, 2012 | Advent and Christmas, Bunk Beds, Christmas 2012, St. Lucy | 20 comments

Night walks with a heavy step
Round yard and hearth,
As the sun departs from earth,
Shadows are brooding.

  
 
There in our dark house,
Walking with lit candles,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

 
Night walks grand, yet silent,
Now hear its gentle wings,
In every room so hushed,
Whispering like wings.



Look, at our threshold stands,
White-clad with light in her hair,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!



Darkness shall take flight soon,
From earth’s valleys.




So she speaks 
Wonderful words to us:
A new day will rise again
From the rosy sky…

Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
Our little Chiquita had a lovely name-day celebration this year and just loved her pretty new statue!  We are also very blessed to have dear friends visiting from from the midwest.   It was a lovely morning in honor of this beautiful saint of light!
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20 Comments

  1. Nope

    Amazing celebration!! The little figurine is beautiful!!!

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  2. Erin

    What a beautiful bunch of girls! This looks like a very special morning for all of them!

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  3. Alzbeta

    Beautiful! What sweet girls and a sweet celebration.

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  4. Nicole

    So pretty. That statue is beautiful.

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  5. Anonymous

    Beautiful. It is a name day in our house as well and I was wondering where you found that lovely statue?
    Nikki

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  6. Teresa

    The statue is really beautiful! And the girls look so cute!
    Congratulations on your beautiful celebration.
    God bless

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  7. FrontierDreams

    We have a big celebration as this is my baby boy's namesake day, too!He has Horner's syndrome (which effects his eyes) so I believe Saint Lucia is helping us with him. I don't have our post up yet but I do have a picture on my blog from part of the celebration at school 🙂

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  8. Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano

    I tried this recipe, for the St. Lucy braided bread, and it was a TOTAL flop!! My dough didn't rise! What did I do wrong??? That flavor was good, but you can imagine it was quite dense and hard and blech…

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  9. FrontierDreams

    *ahem* Affects…just caught my type-o there!

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  10. Sharyn

    Could you have made your milk too hot? Yeast is a living thing. If you pour hot milk on it you will kill it. I usually make the milk or water, only just warm.

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  11. Sharyn

    Beautiful pictures Jessica! What memories you are making! I am inspired for next year.

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  12. Mom2Seven

    Jessica, you are an amazing mother! Your children are truly blessed. +JMJ+

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  13. Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano

    Hmmm I hadn't thought of that and I have no idea. Are you supposed to test the temp?? Also I used almond milk because we have dairy allergies here. Does that make a difference. I thought maybe the yeast was old. It is several months old. How old is too old for yeast??

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  14. Anonymous

    Could you please let us know where you found such a wonderful statue?

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  15. Jessica Gordon

    I also wondered if the milk was hot, instead of warm. That, or yeast that was too old, would have caused the dough to not rise. I'm sorry that it didn't turn out for you! I, too, had that happen one year and it was caused by hot milk.

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  16. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you everyone! It's been a busy few days and I'm just now having a chance to respond to comments.

    I had been looking for the statue for a couple years, after seeing Charlotte's and finally found a somewhat affordable one on ebay earlier this year. It really is beautiful! It is a discontinued statue made by Dept 56.

    There is currently one up for bid here. I have seen them sell for $30 all the way up to over $100.

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  17. Aimee Landreneau

    LOL! I'm the highest bidder on that right now!!

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  18. Becky

    What a sweet celebration! While looking at the pictures I noticed the boys bunk beds. Where did you get them? I need to get some soon and I like that those triple bunk.

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  19. Jessica Gordon

    They were actually my brothers bunk beds! My boys have had them since they outgrew their toddler beds. Last year when I was rearranging their room (once again, trying to figure out how to make the two beds fit the best without blocking the window) I realized that they could be stacked and stacked, since they were all the same! My husband wasn't sure what to think when he saw the triple bunk when he came home, but it has grown on him and the boys love it!

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