Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Christmas morning sunrise
Christmas in a list:
cookie baking
a stomach bug
up at 2:30 a.m. 
presents at 4:30 a.m.
worn out family
gorgeous pink and purple sunrise
pure excitement
lots of wonder
games, games and more games
wrapping paper everywhere
where to put it all? the toys that is

Cutie needed a nap from all of the excitement
Our Christmas was truly wonderful. As much as I love it I am happy now that it is all done for another year.
We are clearing away bits of Christmas in between all of the snow, game playing, hot chocolate drinking, book reading and lots of craft activities.

Snow.. the day after Christmas
Now is the time to make a clearing and prepare for the New Year and all that it will hold. I am looking forward to it. How about you?

The Sketchbook Challenge will begin on 1/1 and Big Dreams, Small Wonders will begin on 1/3. Lots of good things happening.


Concetta said...

I love the lull between Christmas and new year (well, with my birthday in between!) and too look forward to making space for the new...what will 2011 hold for us eh friend? xxx

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Dana, sounds like you had a wonderful christmas! Sorry to hear about the stomach bug...i hope you are feeling much better today! These photos are gorgeous and the snow is just so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Wishing you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful New Year my sweet friend. Thank you for all the blessings, love and support you have given me this year. Have a lovely merry happy last week of 2010! Love to you and yours!

Kolleen said...

i loved seeing these images and reading the word intertwined with them all about your holidays! i hope you are feeling better and the stomach bug was short lived!

i am reflecting over the past year and working on what 2011 may hold...thinking my word for the year will be "simplify"...it keeps ringing in my head!!!!

sending you hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
We would love it if you signed up for our painting class as a birthday gift to yourself--honored! We'll let you in regardless... just let me know :)

AG Ambroult said...

yes, lots of good things happening. Your christmas in a list sounds too much like ours. Stomach bug hit hard in our home as well. it's a nasty one. crafts, hot chocolate...ahhh. Doesn it have to end?!