Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Come And Gone

Another Christmas has come and gone. It's kind of nice to be through the chaos and to have calm back in my home. We had a nice relaxing Christmas Eve. We attended the candlelit service at our church which was amazing as usual, and then returned home to do some baking and read Christmas stories. I finished up the last of my wrapping and my gift-making, which included some candied orange peels for my Parent's and my Sister.

They were exceptionally yummy, and were a hit with the family. Gabe kept stealing peels while they were drying and stuffing them into his mouth before I could catch him! Luckily he left enough for everyone else.

Santa was good to the kids this year, as always. Vaeh loved the art easel she received from a friend of mine.

She insisted on drawing a picture of me.

Spitting image.

We spent 2 nights and 3 days at my Parent's house and it was really nice to have all of us together. Their house was so cozy, especially at night.

I spent the good part of Boxing Day playing with my new present, the camera I've been wanting for months!

These are shots of my Parent's backyard.

And more of their backyard...

I'm so happy I got my camera :)

I'm looking forward to the new year, the start of a new decade, and all the things that are to come.


  1. Those candied orange peels look divine. YUM! A new camera - I'm jealous! I want a new camera.

    New follower from MBC - come and visit me! misadventuresofmomof3.me

  2. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Especially the ones of the yard and the tree and cozy kitchen in the background. As I look around at my messy, stress inducing living room around me I am wishing I was there. Great use of your new present! I look forward to seeing more.

  3. MisAdventures- the orange peels are very yummy. My Mom said they were very refreshing. They are super easy to make too!

    MommyToTwo- thank you for the lovely complement! The Christmas tree picture is my Parent's family room. They are ridiculously tidy. My house on the other hand....well, I'm trying :)

  4. You're so lucky to have snow for the holidays. In New Orleans, you've got a 50/50 chance of having cold, heat or rain, or a combination of all three if you can believe that. Today, it's actually cold, highs in the 40's. That's a challenge for us.



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