This is the last post for the 2012 CM blog circle. It has been a wonderful year and I have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s work. This month’s theme is The Way I View the Holidays.
Christmas is my most favorite holiday of all time. We have had a great Christmas season in my house this year. We started off the way we do every year by going to the South Christmas Show in Charlotte. (I probably should not have gone this year because I had a fever for two days prior to us going and I hadn’t fully recovered but it was the last weekend of the show so I had to go.) We celebrated my daughter’s birthday, and spent time with family and friends. As always I had lots of other plans that didn’t make the final cut but there is always next Christmas. Here are some of my favorite photos from this Christmas season.
Please head over to my friend Jen’s blog to see how she views The Holidays. Also I will be joining another group of talented ladies on CM starting next month for a monthly blog circle challenge so be sure to come back and see what we have in store for you.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!
And I am thankful that the Lord has blessed me to see another year. I had a really wonderful day today. My husband and girls serenaded me with the happy birthday song, we went out to breakfast and then we decorated the house for Christmas. I am truly blessed to have the family that I have.
I’m sitting here relaxing, drinking some gourmet white-hot chocolate with my girls and watching a little movie that their grandmother purchased for them at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte today. We had a really great time. There are so many things to see there. My girls were anticipating getting eating the mini doughnuts and a customized Christmas ornament. I was looking forward to buying he extra thin Dewey ginger spice Moravian cookies (yummy) and getting ideas for Christmas decorations.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of going to the Southern Christmas show. I look forward to it every year. I don’t remember the first time I went, but I know it was when I was much younger without kids. I try to make it a point to go every year. I really enjoyed my day and I’m when I can spend time doing things that I really enjoy.
Christmas is right around the corner. I’m not ready, as far as gift buying is concerned, but I am ready for the Christmas spirit. I love Christmas its my favorite holiday. I am thankful that we live in a country where Christmas is celebrated, and I’m most thankful for the birth of Jesus, which is what the holiday is supposed to be about.
I was looking back and pictures of past Christmases. We have been very blessed to have our family around for the Christmas holidays. Its fun looking back at my pictures. Sometimes I don’t see the improvement in my photography, but looking back at the pictures lets me know that I really am moving forward.
Christmas 2004. My oldest was 8 and the middle was 1. This was taken with my first digital camera.
Christmas 2006. My oldest was 10. This was with my first DSLR camera. The picture was ok, but it would have been nice if the focus had been on my daughter.
Christmas 2007. My middle was 3.
Christmas 2008. Baby's first Christmas. She was almost 5 months.