vulnerable to joy

one day with Izzy

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all we needed was a little snow..

a week later, it arrived

 

“I know what I really want for Christmas.
I want my childhood back.
Nobody is going to give me that. I might give at least the memory of it to myself if I try. I know it doesn’t make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense, anyway? It is about a child, of long ago and far away, and it is about the child of now. In you and me. Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen. A child who is impractical, unrealistic, simpleminded and terribly vulnerable to joy.”

~ Robert Fulghum

 

 

*Many thanks to Isabella Ciasullo, Carol MacGregor of Happy Gatherings Photography, and Jill Porter of Petal Pusher’s Floral Studio  ( for allowing us to play around your beautiful home).

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tis..

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May you take time
to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.

~ John O’Donohue

from “For Presence”

Merry!

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night before..

“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night”

Taking a short blogging break to spend the holidays with my family.

Until then, I wish you a very happy holiday season!  See you in 2016!

Happy weekend!

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“Because we need a little Christmas…”

I will be going full force in the kitchen starting tomorrow with all the holiday baking. And then there’s all that wrapping I have left to do.

So I’m popping in a day early to wish you all a lovely weekend.

Enjoy!

the untangling

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“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr