December 27, 2012

Days 316-322

Day 316
 My girl Shan did find that 3rd tree for the foyer . . . so lovely.

Day 317
 The long awaited "Unexpected Journey" was quite delightful . . . loved the music.

Day 318
 My little tree.

Day 319
 One of numerous nativities my girl has collected over the years . . . 
the reason for the season.

Day 320
'And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men!" '

Day 321
 Coming home after a second helping of "The Hobbit" with my friend, Faith.

Day 322
One of my sweet Christmas gifts, this China cup bird feeder perches on a 4 foot bamboo pole.

December 21, 2012

Days 309-315

Day 309
 Friday afternoon commute . . . enjoying the lights along the river as I head for home and happy for the weekend.

Day 310
 Totally tickled to find this Christmas cactus sporting so many blossoms.  
They were all facing the window so I hadn't noticed them until I pulled it off the sill to give a good watering.

Day 311
 Finally got my tree up . . . love these little mirrored ornaments.

Day 312
 Christmas card from my Dad . . . even at 55 the little girl in me needs to know my daddy thinks I'm beautiful.

Day 313
 I am so delighted with the way my wreath turned out . . . it was definitely needing an overhaul.

Day 314
 It was a cold and blustery, snow a-blowin', stay home from work day.  I didn't mind so very much . . . the staying home part.

Day 315
Chloe, cat-napping while the girls and I watch a Christmas movie.

December 15, 2012

Days 302-308

Day 302
 So sweet to have houseplants blooming in the winter time.

Day 303
 Sliders at the Cactus Club with my little sis, Martha.
Yay for sister dates.

Day 304
 This home in our neighbourhood is always listed in the paper as a must-see for Christmas lights.  The lights are synced with different songs and it is truly delightful.  There is a donation box and over the last 10 years or so viewers have raised over $50,000 for a local charity.

Day 305
 "I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place,
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face. . . ."
Snippets from an old hymn remembered from childhood.

Day 306
 A sleepy kitten under the Christmas tree  . . . a little spot of light shining on his face.

Day 307
 My girls have been baking up a storm . . . these are paleo gingerbread stars.  
Very yummy, I might add.

Day 308
I love this Christmas card that came to the office at work.  I can just imagine my grandgirlies building such a fine specimen as this fellow.  I sure do miss them.

December 8, 2012

Days 295-301

Day 295
 Our ladies group at my church is called "Beloved".  Finally made it to one of the gatherings . . . great  food, great fun, great speaker.

Day 296
 Went Christmas shopping with my daughter and since she was driving, I rode shotgun, camera in hand.  

Day 297
 Lovely angel ornament on one of my daughter's trees.

Day 298
Winter figurines.

Day 299
 This is what I have been doing every night after work for weeks.

Day 300
 Such a great lampstand and coordinating bokeh.

Day 301
Wintry shot with nest and a valiant fringe of leaves on top . . .  don't know how they still hang on with all the high winds we have had.