December 24, 2012

santa's on his way.....


dear friends, 
i don't know what most of you will be doing for christmas today and tomorrow, but i hope whatever it is, you're surrounded by the softness of love and the comfort of laughter. for those of you struggling, for whatever reason, to get through this holiday season with a smile on your face or happiness in your heart, i hope you find the strength you've been searching for.


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christmas isn't my favorite holiday, as i get angry with so much of it unfortunately falling into the materialistic cauldron, that can burn your tongue or fill you up depending on how much of it you want to sip, but i do love the fact that it brings us all together. 

today we'll be at my sister's house, as we have been now for years, where laughter raises the roof, the singing hurts your ears {well only if you hear my voice} the food fills us up until we can barely walk and the games we play find out who's the most competitive. {oh, and there's a few presents in there, too...but just a few} and when it's all said and done, and the day has become dark and our eyelids are heavy, there's not one of us that would trade all of that for anything else in this world.

merry christmas everyone
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16 comments:

  1. Beautifully written, Beth. Wishing you plenty of laughter and love this holiday. xoxo

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  3. Very nice...Wishing you all the best...hope you have a wonderful time.

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  4. Your family sounds like a lot of fun and love! Merry Christmas to you, Beth. May it be a day filled with joy.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family Beth, May love, laughter and peace surround you.

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  6. Merry Christmas to you all (and your lookalike kids).

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  7. Your day sounds like it will be just perfect. Laughter and loved ones is the very best. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  8. Merry Christmas Beth....enjoy some goodies!

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones my friend.
    I'm putting out an ear to listen to your songs...maybe they drift all the way out here.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  10. That sounds like the perfect Christmas. You guys have the right idea. Making memories with just a few gifts. Love that. Merry Christmas to you and a blessed 2013!

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  11. Not my favorite either! but I wish you a merry one ~ and thank you for the lovely and calming images.

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  12. What better gift than the joy of Christmas in the middle of a loving family. Blessings to you and yours sweet friend . Merry Christmas xo

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  13. Your new blog banner is just KILLING me. Best one ever!

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  14. hope the year to follow
    chases you down
    with it's beauty:)
    -jennifer

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth