Sunday, December 29, 2013

God bless us, every one!

Christmas day - simple and sweet and full of tiny things made with love.  Like the crocheted octopus my sister made, which I promptly bobby pined to my hair like a fascinator all day.
We drove to the top of the hill just before dinner to see the lake, with the far-off mountain ranges gleaming rose in the fading light.  Christmas carols sung a cappella in my brother's new truck on the way back down the hill had a special festive madness all their own...


The greatest joy, though, is contemplating anew the endless love of Christ for us.

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.




(while opening presents - my octopus defends it's young against a fierce origami koi fish)


Then, a few days ago, Tasha came to visit and we had a long-anticipated party under the new worktable, which she helped build.  This table was designed to not only maximize efficiency in the studio, but it was also engineered with an eye for the perfect grown-up fort.  Because we do what we want and we do it right!
Jack, Tasha's new camera and an identical twin to my Nikon Algy, had a total blast.

As did we.
The adorable friend art is by Kate of FlapperDoodle and Scathingly Brilliant!
And then, Psych.  If you've seen it, you know the awesomeness that ensued.  And if you haven't - well, then.  Would you like to share a pineapple?
And with that enigmatic phrase, I leave you.
As we come to the end of Twenty Thirteen, God bless us, every one!

7 comments:

  1. That fort takes the cake! Totally clever! That view on the mountain at sunset is breathtakingly beautiful. The snow, the the evergreen, the rose of the sky all come together in one big WOW. Is that the same spot we visited this past summer? So happy you and your family had a wonderful Christmas together in your new home complete with octopus accessories! Adorable!!

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    1. I know! Don't you love it? ;D
      Yes, that's Spyglass. I love that place so much.

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  2. Hi Kellie!! I just wanted to ask what Nikon you use? Thanks!!

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    1. Hello Jemimah! I have the D3100, with the kit and 55-200 mil lenses.

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  3. It looks like you had a beautiful Christmas and visit with Tasha! :D The Christmas lights in your studio give it such a lovely, warm look, and I like the peacock feathers around the mirror!

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    1. Thanks, Paige! I do love the peacock feathers and twinkle lights:)

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  4. a grown up fort..... *eyes twinkling, mouth open, imagination soaring* oh. I . need. one of those...

    Merry Christmas!! YAY!

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