Sunday, December 20, 2009

afterwards




 


 

 


 


we woke up to a gorgeous blanket of snow yesterday morning -- the kind that weighs heavy on the tops of tree branches, bird feeders, honeysuckle vines, etc. i so wanted to grab my nikon and head out for an hour or so of photography. but, alas, i had my extended farmer family coming to my house for our holiday get-together at noon. and, i had soooo much to do before their arrival. late in the day after we were all stuffed and sleepy, jenna and i headed outside to make snow angels and snap photos. these photos are the aftermath of a blanket of heavy snow -- large drops of light-reflecting water.

so the first holiday get-together is over and now we are preparing for #2, our annual chrismas eve fest with all our kids and grandkids. hubby is off to the grocery to do the shopping and i'm finishing up a few custom photo pendants that have to be delivered to co-workers tomorrow. plus an order for prints that will be shipped to england for an after-christmas treat for the buyer. you gotta love someone who buys a special treat just for themselves this time of year!!

my heart is overflowing today. joy for being able to have the majority of my family together here in my home yesterday. pride in my kids who are such wonderfully giving and thoughtful people. feelings of blessedness that i still have my mom and dad with us for christmas this year. wonderful thankfulness for the memories i continue to make with my siblings and their children. and, abundant joy for my grandchildren who let me experience the joy of christmas through a child's eyes once again. and for my hubbie, hugs hugs and thank yous for being such a wonderful host and doing all the clean-up so i could spend more time with my family.


next on the agenda is the wrapping of more presents. and a little eggnog. and a little christmas music. and maybe later on a warm, snuggly nap.


only two more days and then we pick up our puppies. tres sweet names have been selected, adorable collars purchased and images of photos to be taken are dancing in my head. introductions to my bloggy friends will be made on wednesday.

8 comments:

Christine said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Julie. I have to tell you the thing I like most about you is your upbeat attitude to life. Please never change.

RNSANE said...

It gives me a great deal of joy to hear about your joy! It sounds like this holiday season is a wonderful time for you, filled with love and the warmth of family and friends, which is as it should be! I can't wait to see the puppy pictures.

steviewren said...

I'm smiling after reading the recap of your holiday feast and fun get togethers. And it sounds as if there is more fun to come.

willow said...

Oh, wow, you got some beauties, Julie. Nice shots. Can't wait to see your puppy pics!

cindy said...

yippee for new puppies! your holiday get togethers sound like so much fun. you all seem to actually like each other and that's a blessing in itself :)!

Jacqui said...

Glad you got snow to add to your joy Julie. Have a wonderful time. xx

Betsy said...

The snow really was beautiful, wasn't it! I wish it was a little deeper so it would last longer! Can't wait to enjoy those puppy pics!

Mathilde said...

Photos splendides, mais pas moins que d'habitude, j'adore, même si je me répète, votre univers bien agrémenté par vos délicieuses créations.
Joyeux Noël Julie !