Thursday, December 01, 2011

Christmas time is here

Happy December!

Today the family piled in the truck bound for our Christmas tree.
Since I grew up in home where we frequently got flocked trees and Mr. Nielson did not,
we needed to exercise a little marital compromise.
Last year our main living room tree was fat and white.
This year it is a skinnier version and green. I am still trying to get used to it.
But, I got a small flocked tree that the children get to
decorate and put up their homemade ornaments they made.

I am so in love this time of the year.
I love the glitter, Christmas music, snow, and the general magical, happy feeling
we all have during this time of year.
I drove in the car with my family and said a few silent prayers of thanksgiving.
I am so SO thankful to be alive. I am enjoying so much goodness and
making so many wonderful memories with my children.
This truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

Still, I can't help but think of those of you who are sad or struggling.
Those of you (or your loved ones) who are sick, in the hospital or maybe
who passed on. My heart goes out to you. I feel your pain. I wish there
was something I could do to help.
My prayers and thoughts coming your way!

{more Christmas photos to come}
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Hey for you lucky ducks who were the first 50 to pre-order my book,
your galley copies will be coming to you mid- January.
It will be a gigantic surprise when it shows up.

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Our 2011 family Christmas cards arrived in the mail today.
I am sooooo excited. The turned out perfect!
I used Pinhole Press this year. I am so impressed with how easy it
was to order them, how they shipped so fast, and of course the
quality. I am a fan. They are my choice for years to come.
{posting the photos soon}

{Glad we had our Hunter boots- it was slightly muddy
cute ornaments for our Christmas tree found here}