Monday, December 31, 2012

The View from Here....

A Photo a Day:  Week 52

The four weeks from Thanksgiving to Christmas are a blur of empty tissue boxes, medicines and sleepless nights as illness made its way from one family member to the next in our household..... leaving in its wake...... an unfinished "to-do" list and a string of good intentions.  This Christmas came without homemade cookies, perfectly wrapped gifts, or new holiday outfits (not to mention our usual outings and traditions in the States)...... yet it was as special as any that I can remember.  We spent time with new friends and partook in European traditions like holiday poppers and a festive yule log (delivered by our French speaking neighbors).  My mom made a traditionally American Thanksgiving meal; we made cupcakes to celebrate Jesus' birthday and left out cookies and milk for Santa like always. The girls read the Christmas story in the Bible at dinner and we sang Silent Night by candlelight in church.  We Skyped loved ones back home, exchanged laughs and good wishes and went to bed with grateful hearts..... and a cough drop. :)

And there you have it...... another year and my photo a day project in the books.  Thanks to all of you who have come along for the ride.  I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store!

Happy New Year!


  1. Looks like the perfect holiday to me! So glad you are all on the mend. Looking forward to following along on your adventure in 2013!

  2. A photo day! It was such a great project! So proud of you for sticking to the resolution and sharing all of your fantastic pics! Happy 2013!

  3. Love that upper right hand photo of you with rudoplph the red nose reindeer and little miss owl! And of course, the scooters!


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