Merry Christmas to everyone! I never did send out cards because my mom's poor health has kept me too busy but here are the cards we had ordered. This one features a painting Nana had done and which I always have hanging in our living room. She passed away in July and I miss her terribly. Still, I love that the beauty she always appreciated lives on in her work:
And of course for our doggy friends, we featured our favorite photo of Seamus and Ted frolicking in the snow. I've posted this photo before on the website but I still love it!
For every window that closes, another opens and this year, we learned many things from the challenges we had to face.
I may have not had much time to myself but I have learned to enjoy a simpler and more basic Christmas. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I REALLY love Christmas and go all out to decorate the house, bake, and make or buy presents. This year I have been happy to hang two garlands and put up the tree. The little time I had left, I'd rather spend with my husband or sew. I didn't go over the top with presents either, keeping to the minimal because I would prefer to spend time with my family than stress out about what I did or did not buy.
I'm not sure how my kids are going to react to this simpler Christmas when they come home but I hope that we simply have a good time. So here it December 18 and Christmas is done (including cleaning the house which I did yesterday). Last night I sat down and watched "Miracle on 34th Street" and felt at peace. I wish the same for all of you............
May your holiday be merry and bright.
Mickie and the Poodles