Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A little bit of Christmas joy

What a week: while I sat at work last Tuesday, hundreds of terrified shoppers fled a mall just one county over.  And across the country 27 families lost family members on what should have been an ordinary school day.  It is hard to understand sometimes why things like this happen - especially when it happens to those we love.  This weekend as I finished decorating our Christmas tree, I couldn't help but think about all of children who will not be celebrating Christmas this year, all of the families who will likely struggle for many Christmas's to come as they remember this tragedy.

If this last week hasn't been a reminder of how precious life is, I don't know what is.  We HAVE to take advantage of the moments we have with those that we love because you never know when those moments may slip away.

On a lighter note, I want to share some pictures of our Christmas decorations this year.  I joke that Christmas tends to "explode" at our house because just about every surface that can be gets decorated.  I can't help it!  I LOVE Christmas.

I am excited to spend the next week or so with family and friends.  Now - to finish wrapping presents and my baking!!!

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  1. I thought of you immediately when I heard about the mall shooting, wondering how close you might have been, but had no idea you were that close. Your decrations are beautiful and that tree is just guys picked a winner. Blessings to you and yours this holiday season!

  2. Sometimes we need to be reminded of what we truly love. Great tree! Merry Christmas.

  3. Lindas imagens, que seu Natal também seja assim, de alegria e luz. Um abraço!

  4. I love your captures of the season and your sentiment! Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday.

  5. What a great seasonal series of shots... love those twinkle lights... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #62!


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