Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ode to Christmas

Can you believe it's been one month since Christmas? It seems like it was a long time ago. It feels that way every year. There's all the warmth and brightness and good feelings of the holidays and then--BAM!--it's over and done with. Cold, dark January arrives, bereft of the lights, decorations, songs, and gifts of December, and it makes it seem like Christmas was months ago rather than weeks. Anyway, onto the merrier things of the now-past season...

Tree shopping...





 Tree decorating...


Gingerbread-House making...


Christmas card picture-taking...



The nicest gift basket we've ever been given (It was from our real estate agent; Peter's given her a number of referrals since we moved here.)...


Meeting Santa...


Christmas Eve snowstorm = White Christmas...


Decorations...




 Christmas morning, before and after...



 I'm already looking forward to next Christmas...only eleven months to go!

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That's the perfect tree! Large and fluffy.

Maureen said...

I love the "feel free to breathe deeply" sign!
What was in your gift basket?

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love your Christmas pictures. The boys look so cute in their argyle!!!

Your tree is beautiful too!

Donna said...

The gift basket was so great! It was full of apples, oranges, pears, grapes, and boxes of organic crackers and cookies.

Sarah Laurence said...

Late Happy Christmas! I love your storm shot. The boys are growing up quickly.

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dougandcheryl said...

I love the pictures. I really want to get a real tree next year.
The picture of the boys is just adorable!
I'm already looking forward to Christmas too!