Category Archives: christmas

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hope

i thought it fitting
to share our holiday card here
this blog has been such a cathartic space for me
most especially in 2012

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thanks and love to each of you…
and hope.
hope for 2013.
….

just seeing that this is my 500th post!
how fitting- looking back, moving forward…

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happy list, december

the end of the year got away from me…
many, many good things
a few of which deserve more than a single picture in this round-up, but it will have to do, as it’s time to move on…

a collection
of the little things that have made my week
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the new pawtucket brewery, started by my high school friend and classmate is up and running. 
and it’s goood.
puppy love
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these sisters have settled into their new life. 
and they love it.
watching the snowman
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with little ones, during a big snowstorm
the sledding
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that follows…
simple pleasures. rediscovered through a child’s eyes.
hot cocoa
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with extra whipped cream. 
it’s really the best part of a snow day, right?
nestled, knitting…
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remembering our boy
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and the year that was his.
here’s to a happy 2013.

christmas 2011

a little late-december catch up before officially moving into 2012
we hosted christmas here
in providence-
the official christening of our sweet home
and though i didn’t manage to snap too many pictures to prove it
the weekend was lovely
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our mantle
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decorated with handmade gingerbread houses
and fresh cut greens
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christmas morning, stocking excitement!
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daddio, looking dapper in his new scarf
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evening light
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and dinner (beef wellington, which i don’t have one picture of- boo!)
was topped off with
baked alaska:
(thin flourless chocolate cake, topped with a boule of alternating layers of strawberry and pistachio ice cream, covered in piped swiss meringue and just scorched in a broiling oven)
yumm.o.
family. friends. food.
christmas perfection

signed, sealed, delivered

i simply adore
holiday cards
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sending, receiving…
every december day’s mail
literally feels like christmas

seeing family and friends
favorite family pictures from the year
printed on beautiful paper
with great graphic design
a little gift in each envelope

ours finally went out today
and i am so pleased with them
each envelope sealed
with a bit of washi tape
….
xoxo

the last of last year

before i officially move into the new year here
i need to play a little catch-up
a share some favorite christmas pictures
it really was SUCH a lovely holiday
filled with everything you dream about when you think of christmastime…
*decorating our home*
(with our first christmas tree together!)
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*baking*
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*crafting*
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traditional cloves and orange smell SO good!
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*celebrating with friends*
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don’t you love seeing other people’s decorations!?! …from a friend’s xmas-eve eve party
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and
*coming home to family*
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my niece and nephew showing off their annual mamma-made christmas pjs. too.cute!
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the MAC DADDY of all the holiday pictures.
grama reading the night before christmas to evan.
his face?
PRICELESS.
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good daddy elf putting together anya’s dollhouse the night before
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and christmas dinner.
waldo-style
where the food always rocks your world.
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oh, and 15″ of
*snow*
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especially lovely when enjoyed in fleece pants over waffles, smoothies and piping hot coffee.

i hope your holidays were just as memorable!
now, onto 2011!
xoxo

home for the holidays

… a snap a day, through the season, of a festive corner of our home…

one of my MOST favorite
family traditions
is that every year on christmas eve
while eating fondue by the fire
we open one gift.
an ornament
that has to do with something we have done that year…
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this was from the year i learned to surf.
(and no, i couldn’t hang ten that first year. i still can’t… someday?)