As we say goodbye to 2016 let us all celebrate the goodness that filled our souls this year, mourn the losses and gather great strength in 2017, to give joy to all whom we meet, to help others less fortunate and to do our part to make the world a more peaceful, loving place to live. A special thanks to all my family and dear friends who've made this year and my life so much richer by your presence. I love and appreciate you all.
"Love is the vital core of the soul, and of all you see, only Love is infinite."-Rumi
Friday, December 30, 2016
“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o'clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” -Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
On December 17th our family Christmas party was held.
Everything in their home was filled with warmth. It felt so welcoming, cozy, festive and bright.
It was a smaller gathering this year as so many beloved family members could not be with us.
Still, those that could, arrived in style and we had a lot of fun.
The kids with and without the photo bombing dad!
Lots of activity in the kitchen
We played Left,Right, Center...
Look who won the quarters, Uncle Renso!
Of course we had our share of laughs with this years white elephant
Tom is trying to figure out how to put on his leopard rain coat
Jeff had the hedgehog for about a minute before Uncle Renso stole it.
Then Jeff got his "elf" cap but that got stolen too!
We all had a great time! Merry Christmas to all the family near and far. We missed those that could not be with us. Your presence was felt and you were with us in spirit.