Another year bites the dust. Happy New Year to all of you, and here's hoping 2012 brings smiles and contentment. It's almost time for the big six-o at my house and I am wishing it away. That works, doesn't it? Sometimes I actually cross my arms, blink my eyes while I nod my head, just like I Dream of Jeannie did. Go away! Go away! Go away!
Christmas came and went in a flash. I finally got some time to put it all away, although this year I didn't have my whole collection out. I have been collecting Santas for about 30 years, and have recently taken a shine to snowmen, and little Christmas trees. My photo sessions in the "before" mode are slim to none (we were way too busy getting ready for Kinsley's arrival) but I have a few...
More in another cupboard.
I have all red and silver ornaments, and added these pops of glitter to the top. I couldn't get enough time in front of my tree to just sit and soak it in this year. I remember as a child, my brother and I playing "I Spy" lying in front of our silver aluminum tree as it rotated with the colored spotlights on it. Mom had a fabulous collection of German ornaments, and we had every color of the rainbow to spy with our little eye.
To me, there is something very peaceful about sitting and drinking a cup of hot cocoa as I look at my tree. I wish I had more of those moments. Life happens, though.
Remember these cuties? I think they came from Hallmark. I had 4, I think, but only have 3 now.