Friday, December 24, 2010

Counting Christmas Eve Blessings

holidays day 17 :: warm glow
holidays day 22 :: you are getting sleepy
holidays day 20 :: wrapped with love

I can hardly believe today is Christmas Eve! It seems like just yesterday I was making a million beads to head out to BeadFest. I remember quite vividly a phone conversation in August with my good friend Cindy where I said "before we know it, it will be January". I am so happy I decided to slow things down recently. January isn't here quite yet and although things are still moving fast, it isn't an overwhelming pace. All my Momma-made goodies are under the tree, and I was even able to work up a few extra things for some last minute guests that will be sharing dinner with us. Our evenings have passed playing family games together and watching Christmas movies. It has really just plain ROCKED! Christmas spirit is everywhere!

The other day, while I was helping with wrapping Santa's load of goodies, my mind just kept thinking the word blessed over and over. We are so blessed to have our health, while some of our close family members have been given difficult diagnoses recently. We are blessed to have each other close. We are blessed to be able to provide such a wonderful Christmas for our children each year. My own blessings are too numerous to mention. But I will say, one of those blessings is pretty freaking exciting, and I can't wait to share it with you in the new year.

Gosh, thinking about what an amazing year this has been, I can't imagine what more I could ask for. Nothing really. Except this...

I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful holiday and incredible new year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

10 comments:

Nola said...

Merry Christmas, Kerry. All the best for 2011, too! Enjoy!

rosebud101 said...

Merry Christmas, Kerry!

TesoriTrovati said...

You are a bright light Miss Kerry. You shine and sparkle for us all to see. I am delighted that we could work together this year and I hope that we can have future opportunities to do great things together. I wish for you and your family continued good health and happiness in the now. And a very creative new year for you!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Cindy said...

Yes! I agree...we are all so very blessed and it is really incredible to stop and consider just how much.
I hope your Christmas is one for the records - have a fantastic time with your family!

Erin said...

Merry Christmas to you, Kerry! I've enjoyed your beautiful photography and following along on your adventures. Best to you and your gorgeous family!

Janet said...

Merry Christmas Kerry! Shucks my husband had to reformat our PC so there was no other Post for me, but I had written about Christmas in Norway! I too have really enjoyed this Holiday Season...its been so slow and restful. And savoring it all sipping away the time. Drs orders: Tomorrow go sledding! ox

Janet said...

Merry Christmas Kerry! Shucks my husband had to reformat our PC so there was no other Post for me, but I had written about Christmas in Norway! I too have really enjoyed this Holiday Season...its been so slow and restful. And savoring it all sipping away the time. Drs orders: Tomorrow go sledding! ox

gbkoru said...

Merry Christmas Kerry!

Laura Twiford said...

Merry Christmas Kerry and wishes for a bright and prosperous New year! We are all indeed Blessed!

Creatissimo said...

Happy Holidays and all the best in the new year! (Great shots by the way!)