Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Little Green World

Hope the holidays were enjoyable and not too stressful for all. Mine was very nice and relaxed. The one thing I enjoy about christmas is giving gifts to those I love that I have put a great deal of thought into. I always put a lot of time into each gift I give. This year, Kyle blew my socks off with his gifts for me. He's a little rough around the edges (which I love) and is not a big fan of christmas, but this year, he built me a little terrarium! I LOVE IT! LOOOOVE it! It's so cute and little and all mine!
It's funny, I got some really wonderful, beautiful gifts this year, but this is the one that sticks out the most and the one I keep telling people about!
What was the one gift that you got this year that blew your socks off?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Getting Lost

Don't these beautifully simple photos by Sarah Maingot just make you want to get lost in a cozy bookstore with a delicious coffee? Hope the holidays were nice for everyone!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I love snow...absolutely love it. It's so beautiful, I love the way it smells when it's snowing, I love the way it sounds. It almost feels like the world slows down when snow is falling. So needless to say, when it started snowing this evening, I was quite excited. We have lights on some of our bushes outside and they looked so pretty with a layer of snow blanketing them that I had to take some pictures. I used a tripod and a longer exposure. Nothing fancy but I thought they turned out pretty well!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

'Tis the Season

Well, that time of year has definitely come upon us. Much to my surprise, just about all of my christmas shopping is finished, just a few last minute things to put together. I have always been a slight scrooge during the holidays, but I've decided that its less of a dislike of christmas itself as it is a dislike of all the "hollabaloo" surrounding the holidays. I just get the feeling from everyone around me that it's a time to rush rush rush and buy buy buy! What happened to just enjoying those you love?

This year is unique to my family because this thursday, my mom is scheduled to have a hysterectomy to remove the cancer from her uterus. We are all trying very hard to stay positive and be supportive for her, but I think I can speak for everyone involved that we are all a little scared. I can rationally tell myself that really everything will probably be ok, but my emotions disagree. So this is going to be a different, possibly challenging christmas for us.

That being said, I am still very excited for our christmas morning where my brother and I will make breakfast and drink mimosas while opening presents. Unlike most families' christmas, ours is very low key and relaxed, being that there are only five of us including my grandma.

I'm keeping my chin up and just being there for my mom whenever I can. Cherish the ones you love!