29th December, 2008
I believe it was Christmas recently.....?
A whirlwind of preparations, celebrations, traditions new & old, wrapping paper, anticipation & some good old fashioned fun.
My camera was rarely in my hands, all of the 'shots' I saw during the season shall remain in my mind's eye this year. I 'captured' the memories I wanted to hold onto & tucked them safely away. My hands busy with other important tasks ~ Like sewing & baking & holding onto my lovins'.
Some pictures that did make it onto the hard drive.....
The excitement that is 'really helping' to decorate the Christmas tree for the first time ever
The joy in my man. Home, at long last, for the holidays.
decorating the tree & hanging our faery angel on the very top
she is the same faery who graced our very first tree in 2002
the dude really came
early christmas morning in all it's blurryness
there's stuff in here....
wow, there stuff in here :)
preparing a christmas feast for many,
our turn to host
we couldn't have been more pleased
chopping, then munching, then chopping, then munching
just as christmas preparations should be
who was more excited about this gift?
little M saving it for very last,
sweet P wanting so very badly to give it weeks earlier?
or me? Heart & soul poured into it for what feels like my whole life.
These animals that bring such warmth, such joy, such love,
& such truth to our home.
To his childhood.
Oh he loves them, right away he loves them.
To hold, to cuddle, to care for.
He loves them
A lifetime full.
Full bellies, a setting sun, a happy gathering, empty plates.
the love & the play continues
Merry Christmas to all & to all a goodnight.