Friday, December 23, 2011



Happy holidays!

That gorgeous ornament up there came from my friend  Izzy in a gift exchange we had over at LMAJ. It's a lovely etched copper tree with a sari ribbon hanger. I could not be more pleased to add this ornament to my tree and think of sweet Izzy every time I see it.

The gifts are wrapped and the stockings are ready to be stuffed. The turkey is thawing and the cranberry compote is marinating. The nuts are spiced and the cookies are baked. I think we are ready. I know we are ready. I love this magic time of year and feel blessed to be able to spend it with my son and his family. My daughter will join us later. I can hardly wait to pick her up at the airport and wrap my arms around her. Those daily phone calls just aren't the same as being able to hug her. I'll be spending the next couple of weeks just soaking up all of the family love. See you in the new year!

Wishing you a happy holiday and a new year filled with warmth and love and time shared with your very most special people.

10 comments:

sharon said...

That is one gorgeous ornament!

Wishing you a very Merry and joyous Christmas LeAnn, and a beautiful, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
Big hugs!

maryharding said...

Have a wonderful Holiday and time with your family. I know how special that is!! Especially when our kids grow up. Many warm wishes!!

Patti Van said...

What a beautiful work of art! Merry Christmas!

mairedodd said...

what a perfectly izzy ornament! it is beautiful...

enjoy, leann - what a year it has been...

lunedreams said...

I'm so happy for you that you will get to squeeze your kids!!! They need to be squeezed by their Mom too so it will good all around. Yay for you all!!

SueBeads said...

That is a beautiful ornament! Have a wonderful holiday with your family!!!! Happy New Year!

stregata said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, peaceful family Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Gunilla said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Stopping by to say Happy New Year, LeAnn! I hope yours is off to a great start!

Izzy said...

You are too sweet!! =) Big hug!