~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
Each year my mother gifts us with a new hand crafted ornament. This one was from a couple of years back and is one of my favorites. Crimson and Gold have long been the colors of our Christmas decorations and this one fits our scheme perfectly!
Although this picture is not as sharp as I would have liked due to not having enough time to set up my camera (don’t they know they are supposed to stay in bed a bit longer for those types of things to occur?!) this is my most treasured shot from Christmas morning. The excitement on their faces and the genuine happiness is something I am glad I was able to capture.
My son, to his delight, was gifted with a trove of little policemen action figures. This little guy however, well, lets just say he must be on the wounded-in-action list–He is missing both his arms and legs!
I had ever intention of making time for myself to have a much needed pedicure and paint my nails, but as any mother of young children knows, Christmas morning comes very quickly and very early. I was only able to hastily swipe some polish on my first two toes since they were the only ones that would be peeking out of my peep toe heels for Christmas Mass!
Note to self: your New Year’s resolution most definitely needs to include time for yourself!