Yes, here it is, January twelth, and I am just getting to this post. And, I'm not quite sure what to say about it but, quite obviously, I march to the beat of my very own personal drummer. While enjoying the freshness and clarity of January, I, personally, would love to share a little bit of Christmas in review. If you can't stand one more bite of it all, well... then... er... close one eye or something.
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When I pray in the morning, this is where I sit and this is what I would see - very distracting but happy!
It is my own tree - a lot of the ornaments are ones that I have been collecting since I was a little girl for when I grew up and had a tree of my very own.
Christmas seemed to just happen to me, this year. It went so fast and so slowly at the very same time. It went too fast because I took on an awful lot of extra projects in December. It went wonderfully slow because I, also, made sure to stop and just focus on spending time with my boys and Tom and family and friends. It was just one of those precious years like that - so many wonderful moments! But, decorating-wise, I feel like I just kind of threw everything together. I think, however, that it turned out very pleasantly to my way of thinking. =]
This is the 'family' tree. We put it together the first year when someone gave us a beautiful tree but our ornaments were still buried in boxes - lost. That Christmas was, also, full of sweet memories of making ornaments for our tree - sitting in the bay window cutting out the snowflakes - the boys making the cookie ornaments from start to finish - the melted crayon star and the paper chain that seemed to go on forever and ever and ever!!! All of the ornaments that we've bought on vacations and the kids have made in school and have been given to them are on this tree, too. The boys picked the tree, put it up and decorated it all on their very own, this year, and it was just beautiful!
and here is Chubbs, on Christmas morning in this picture, who just recently ate one of the cookie ornaments as it was waiting to be put away!
(A cookie's a cookie, I guess. =/)
and for those of you who were concerned if Jeffrey ever saw Santa or not....
Now! Onward! =]