Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my family and friends

I just wanted to wish all my friends and family a very Merry Christmas. We had a lovely day; the weather was beautiful and sunny. i got to sleep in (yay!) since i was up all night with a scratchy, dry cough (boo!). we opened our gifts and then Dillon went to play a video game, i set about cleaning up, doing laundry, getting things ready for dinner (you know, "mom" stuff). we decided this year to have a very informal dinner, no company and no set time. i would cook and then we would eat when we wanted. it was very relaxing.
Oh, and the winner of my blog giveaway is Abbie Galie, who guessed 150 ornaments on the wreath. i actually used 151 ornaments! thanks for playing.
the last two pictures i took at a local nursery where i went to find a terra cotta tray for my bird bath (mine cracked). it was so cheerful and warm inside the nursery. the temp was about 75 degrees or more and the sun was coming in. it was just gorgeous and i felt so much better breathing all that healthy air from the plants. i 'll have to pop over there more in the winter as it gets colder and grayer. (maybe i'll bring my beach chair and a book and set up in an isolated corner of the greenhouse! )


  1. Merry Christmas to you dear and to your family from ours. We are defrosting here in the banana belt, 32F presently.

    Very mellow here too. I am meandering around, making dinner now and visiting blogs with my laptop on the kitchen counter.
    The snow is melting and outside...well, outside is messy. Going to make some Parfait Amour martinis, and sit by the fire with the puppies. Much love and I will send you later a photo of a beautiful garland a very dear friend made for us last year, that has become another family tradition to have each Christmas now.

  2. Merry Christmas, sweetie! Sounds like you and the boys had a perfect day together. Looks like a lot of fun, relaxing and just enjoying time together.

    Hope you have a wonderful last week of 2008, and on to a fabulous 2009!

    xo Lidy

  3. Your tree is amazing! Oh my gosh I could get lost for hours checking out each ornament on there! wowee!

  4. Your pictures are marvelous Kecia. That tree is fabulous and I love the one of your shadow. I love that style of self-portrait.

    Enjoy your mellow holidays and hope you're feel all better real soon!!!

  5. That photo of Dillon and the dog is GORGEOUS - and, even though the dog is nice, I'm not really talking about the dog. :)

    We had the same sort of laid back day. Perfect.

    And, yes, your tree is magnificent!

  6. Kecia, hope your Christmas was lovely. Happy New Year to you and your family may it be another great year for you filled with lots of creativity and good health. It was so lovely meeting you this year.


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