Sunday, December 29, 2013


...there's no place like home for the holidays
Cause no matter how far away you roam
If you want to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays you can't beat
home, sweet home!

The "big girl" camera stayed off this Christmas.
Our time together at home was relaxed, fun and free of posing.
Well, except for the dog.
And one iPhone shot to text to my far-away brother.

In spite of the fact we were "stuck" with a middle-of-the-work-week holiday,
we managed to have a wonderful few days.
We were home.
We were together.

Joining Kathy and friends for


  1. Glad that you had a wonderful family oriented Christmas, and love your puppy portrait.

  2. Looked like you had holiday filled with the best, family,fun, and faith!
    Another thing we have in common~ Star War Legos. My oldest son (21) still loves getting and building them. I love that he still has a part of the little boy inside.
    Great to see your family pics!

  3. Looks lovely! I seriously need to think about this fondue thing for myself. That just seems so precious to me, and I can just imagine the fellowship around the pot.

  4. What fun! Everyone, including that adorable dog looks to be totally enjoying themselves. Loved those stockings.
    Happy New Year!

  5. your stockings are the BEST!! and i love the "tyme" (i think that's how you spell probably already know i am a terrible speller) ring place settings. i may steal that for next year!!

    looks like everyone was relaxed and having fun!!

  6. This is a great collection of photos to remember your family fun this year. I love the one of your pup posing. So cute! Warm wishes to you for a wonderful holiday and new year!

  7. This gives such a sense of joy. I see my nephew isn't the only one who is all about Star Wars. Looks like it runs a longer time frame that Thomas the Train.
    Dog makes a great model.
    Nicely put together with all the triptychs.

  8. That looks like a wonderful family gathering! And your dog is adorable!

  9. Happy, happy times at home.
    Nothing better.

  10. A special Christmas :) Love it.

  11. Your Christmas looks wonderful!!

  12. Lovely composition of your holiday happiness!