xmas reflection

merry, merry, merry…

IMG_1308yes, I know everyone’s already moved on to the glittery magic that is the turning of the calendar year, but I just wanted to take a little minute to reflect on the big, full week we had last week.

Above, K opens a Christmas Eve present – her very own backpack and a little rocket-shaped nightlight in the perfect color:  purple.

IMG_1331S & B ended a very full + busy Christmas Day with some flashlight silliness, which is extra silly when you are full of dessert!

IMG_1334Oh!  Our trek back up the coast took a detour when my rear passenger tire decided it was too cold + popped!

IMG_1333A warm sight to return home to.  A little, glass bird that has been on Grammie’s tree for as long as I can remember.  I like it’s feathery tail.

hibernating, now

IMG_1231Last weekend was a lovely day at Mayo Street Arts.  We held the Big Chill craft fair for the third year in a row and had many visitors throughout the day.  Kiddos made crafts in the basement and the main hall transformed in to a holiday bizarre with sunlight shining through the stained glass windows.

Here’s my favorite shot from the day.  Alyce Paul joined us, who was recently featured in Real Simple magazine with her dinosaur air planters, and our local paper, the Portland Press Herald.  Her display was gorgeous, especially with the light shining through, and I also like that you can see her and I in the little mirror at the top right.  Just our shirts, but still.

So now that this monument of a day has come and gone I’ve been in full hibernation mode.  Except for some holiday parties, daily obligations and snow-related chores I’ve been sitting by the fire and wrapping presents extra tight so that little fingers will have to wait just a bit longer, anticipation building, on Christmas morning.  Can’t wait.

’tis the season


last weekend was a bit of a nothing weekend, in that there were no plans, specifically, but a loose string of indulgences.  breakfast ‘out,’ christmas tree selection, cleaning up and hunkering down.IMG_1183

this one came by for a visit, isn’t she sweet?  we snuggled under my big, brown scarf while we watched the guys wedge, maul and look at the wood pile in the garage before determining yes, at one point it had been dry, but now it is on its way to being petrified.  no wonder we were getting so sore trying to split it!

IMG_1188and finally we assembled the tree, its lights, and what few ornaments we have.  the cuckoo clock one has been expertly lifted from my mother’s collection, it’s one of my favorites.  the tree is another bright, new corner of the room which is pretty necessary this time of year since i drive to work just as the sun rises, work in a room with no windows, then head home just as the sun has finished setting.

good productivity in the dark, though.  i’m working on a wedding photography website that is scheduled to be live for the new year.  i’m so, so excited about the opportunities it might open up in 2014!