Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Wishing you and your families a peaceful, memorable Christmas this year. Here in California we've had rain, rain and more rain the last week, but after today it is supposed to be dry for a few days. I don't mind the rain -- we need it and the stormy weather makes it seem more wintery than those dry, warm Christmases we've had some years. Still it is better for travelers to not fight the rain and wind so for that I'm glad.

My dad and daughters are here this week (Lys off and on as she has to work part of the week). The tree is decorated and the fireplace mantle sparkling with colored light-filled garland. The girls have been opening the little doors on our Advent calendar box (below) to discover daily mini-surprises and chocolates.
We attended the church's Christmas concert which is always spectacular. Today Ash and I will finish up our Christmas shopping and wrapping. Game nights, yummy food, Christmas movies and remembering the reason for the season will carry us through the spirit of the holidays.

Have a wonderful Christmas and blessed New Year!

"For somehow not only at Christmas,
but all the long year through,

the joy that you give to others
is the joy that comes back to you."

~John Greenleaf Whittier

Note: Victorian clip art courtesy of Averyl's Attic: