I will honor Christmas in my heart,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

and try to keep it all the year.

Charles Dickens

My blog feed is chock full of year-in-review and resolution posts, yet I am just getting around to Christmas. I find this delay acceptable only because this particular Christmas break is determined to stick around. A large winter storm has provided a couple more blissful days spent as a family. I'm not complaining; the ability to delay our return to real life is a gift.

Christmas was mellow this year. There were less presents under the tree, yet the holiday was decidedly more fulfilling. This was our first year getting back to basics. Following a budget. Excusing ourselves from the lunacy. Reflecting on that is a post in and of itself. One which I will write about in the coming week. 

In the meantime, here are just a few of the moments captured over the course of this rather lovely day. 


  1. I love the black and white pictures you included in this post. It gives me a "simple and classy" feel, which I think is what Christmas should be. :)

  2. What a wonderful Christmas my friend. Wishing you an amazing New Year!


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