Saturday, December 26, 2009

CHRISTMAS WRAP UP

Christmas is over for another year! I always thoroughly enjoy the season, but I'm always glad to start a new year, too. There is something about taking down all of the Christmas stuff, cleaning and reclaiming the house that invigorates me.
Our immediate family is small with just our two kids, our son-in-law and the two grandkids; but we always enjoy getting together for lots of food and to watch the young kids opening their gifts.

For some reason, we didn't take a lot of pictures this year. But, here are a couple of mosaics of our favorite moments. It is always special to celebrate a birthday or a Christmas with our daughter after she was diagnosed with the worst kind of brain cancer 3 1/2 years ago. Isn't is wonderful that a seven-year-old can still get excited over a new soccer ball? And,
all boys no matter their age still like to play with legos.

And, a teenager is still filled with wonder?

And, now tomorrow, I will start dismantling the decorations to begin a new year. I'm excited, and I hope the joy and reason for Christmas stays with you throughout 2010.

I'm joining Mary at Little Red House
for her weekly Mosaic Monday party. Please go visit her blog for wonderful photography and for a list of the other participants.

6 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

Every day is a blessing. May your daughter be healed, prayers are lifted for her. Christmas brings us such joy with the wee ones ... the simplest thing is our gift in each day.

Love your mosaics, lovely family.
TTFN ~Marydon

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sally it looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!! You sound so much like my MIL about the decorations. She starts taking them down Christmas night! I do so love having them around and seldom take them down before the middle of January! I know that is silly but it seems the house is so much more bare after the Christmas decor is down.

We ended up having just 6 for Christmas dinner. Sickness and 2 no shows! But we had a lovely time and one of the couples that came is a pastor and wife that is very discouraged and it was great getting to spend some time reminding them of the truths of God's Word for them.

My sister invited us to go to Tijeras NM for a few days as they rented a cabin there. It will be nice to see some family for the holiday!

Did you go after Christmas shopping? I used to all the time but it is too far to go anywhere now!

blessings
mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great mosaics Sally, and it looks like a great Christmas! I didn't know that about your daughter. How wonderful that she is now doing well. laurie

xinex said...

Nice mosaics Sally, but unlike you, I am not looking forward to taking down Chirstmas decor. I am so happy to hear your daughter is doing well. Hope she continues to do so. I hope you and your family continue to enjoy this holiday season...Christine

Chatelaine said...

Nice mosaics. Looks like lots of fun.

Happy New Year!

Susie Q said...

It looks like you had such fun and that is always a blessing isn't it?

Happy New Year to you all!

Love,
Sue