We had such a nice Christmas. My parents are visiting -- as they have for the past several years. It's always wonderful to have them with us in our home.
Of course, we're in a new home this year. It felt new and yet familiar. We have the same decorations and traditions.
The view to our back yard... a wonderful fabric post card from Kathy on the window sill along with a little Christmas matchbox. A couple of nativities on the lower sill -- recycled paper from Vietnam and rubber duckies from Oriental Trading Company.
The advent wreath is one of our favorite traditions. That slip of purple fabric under the wreath was created by Melly Testa. The pink and blue tones and the batik stars are a perfect compliment to the wreath!
Here's our tree. Sadly, one of our boxes of Christmas decorations is missing. I'm not sure if it was lost in the move, or if it will turn up eventually. We've searched everywhere. It included many beloved family heirlooms. I'm very very sad.
There was a snow gauge in that tall skinny box. I stuck it in the ground outside the front door. It's snowing right now. I'll be able to report the exact depth of the snow.
In the meantime, the depth of gratitude and joy I have during this holiday season is immeasurable. I am so blessed to be here in this place with my family and looking forward to 2011.
I'm so sorry to hear about the missing ornaments. I know you must feel heartsick over that.
But I am glad you have your family all together and you had a very nice Christmas.
All the best to you and your family in the coming new year.
I thought I had lost a box of collectible pottery in our last move, but it ends up that it was in another box! What I thought was a computer I had thought we'd gotten rid of, was in fact, the pottery. Maybe your box will show up when you least expect it? On teh other hand, less ornaments means more room to collect new ones with new memories. Have a lovely white post-Christmas!
Deborah, So nice to read about your Christmas. Your tree is lovely but I know how you feel. There were some wonderful German Pewter ornaments and candle carrossel from my parents that disappeared when we moved in 1985. I still remember them. It's good to see pictures of your home and know that you are well. Happy New Year.
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