Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!


This is the winter moon as I saw it last night from my back garden. Yesterday was winter soltice and the moon always seems so special to me at this time of year. It's that one time of year when we've gotten the shortest day of the year  in the northern hemisphere. It all gets brighter from here. The days get longer little by little, I start to feel that sense of renewal that comes with a new year and with spring on the horizon. It seems such a time of great hope and anticipation.

We are off this morning to spend the weekend with our daughter in law and grand daughter. Our daughter is working in Hartford, CT so we won't see her. But we've sent her a little Christmas in a box. We'll celebrate a late Christmas in January with her.

  But we will be able to spend our first Christmas with our son's new wife and daughter. We are over the moon happy to begin this new journey of family with Tammy and Alyssa. We'll be bringing up family Christmas ornaments, baking cookies, and decorating a tree together, cooking a special dinner. 

We've been asked to stand in as Santa for my son while he's away in Afghanistan. So we've got a sleigh full of stocking goodies packed up and ready to go. We've even got the stockings that he ordered and had sent to us along with a very special teddy bear for Alyssa's stocking. I don't think I've looked forward to Christmas morning this much since my children were just little. I'm not sure that there is anything more magical than littlies opening stockings on Christmas morning.

That's my grand daughter modeling her new snow pants form Nana. I am hoping we won't actually need to have snow pants. I can have quite a nice Christmas without any snow, thank you very much.


Wishing you peace and joy.

Happy Holidays!

14 comments:

kelleysbeads said...

Merry Christmas, LeAnn. I know you will be in heaven seeing it through the eyes of a child this year and sharing in that magic.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Best of the Holidays to you and your family, LeAnn!

Carol B said...

Merry Christmas, LeAnn! Have a great time visiting your daughter in law and granddaughter.

sharon said...

A beautiful holiday to you LeAnn, and your family! I wish you all the best!

The Joy of Nesting said...

What a stupendous, joyful holiday you will have. Oh and all the amazing memories that will be created for both you and "your girls"!!!

In case I don't get back around before the big day let me wish you and your trusty soulmate a wonderful holiday season filled with making joyous memories!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Jen Crossley said...

WIshing you a Merry Christmas,I will be thinking of your son as well and hope he is home soon.We had a friends husband fighting over there and he is home safe this year.God bless all our troops
Jen

stregata said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, LeAnn, filled with joy and magic moments. May your heart be filled with peace, happiness and blessings.

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dear LeAnn,

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

Thank you for this post, the beautiful photos and the photo of the moon...it lingers in my mind as I type this...

Blessings

Sandy

Cindy said...

LeAnn, it sounds like a beautiful Christmas is in store for your family. I'm sorry your son is overseas this time of year, but it will feel so good to be connected to him through his family while he is away. Your Grand daughter is a sweetie. Have a blessed Christmas.

Beverly Herman said...

Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas LeAnn to you and your family. Best wishes for a Happy New Year. I

Beverly Herman said...

Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas LeAnn to you and your family. Best wishes for a Happy New Year. I

windrock studio said...

Hey LeAnn, hope you have a peaceful and joyous holiday with the new girls in your family. Sending good thoughts for your son ... all the best
Susan

Erin said...

Happy Holidays, Leann! Best to you and your family!!!

gbkoru said...

Happy holidays to you and your family!