Thursday, December 23, 2010

On the Eve of Christmas Eve

Since returning from our European adventures, our time has been taken up with the lead up to Christmas.

With the jet lag now just a distant memory, we have wrangled our way through the maze of gift buying, put up our Christmas tree, sent the obligatory cards, done the Christmas baking and put on our annual Christmas get together for our close friends; traditions one and all and ones that we wouldn’t do without.

The short one putting on her special bauble

This time of year prompts me to stop and ponder all that we have achieved throughout 2010; the amazing growth and development that the short one has embraced; our loved ones who have endured pain and challenges; and those who have delighted in achievements and success.

Throughout it all, I always tried to take life as it was dealt - head on!

Rocking horse from Munich's Viktualienmarkt  

Angel from Ka De We, Berlin

Bauble from Amsterdam

Enjoy the small steps and take strength from the more challenging strides.  Your journey…your pathway…and remember above all, love the ones you are with, now and forever.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and an enticing New Year full of promises of a path less travelled!

Put it all together...


  1. Cute chrissy decorations and Lily looks happy to add her own to the creation!!! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too!!!

  2. Thank you for my addition to my tree. It is now one of my cherished Christmas decorations that I have collected.