Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Holidays

This Christmas is lovely. Dinner parties, puzzles, a movie, a trip to the aquarium and cookies! My daughter has become a baking fiend. These Russian teacakes rival Grandma's.

I hope you're all enjoying the Christmas season. Here's wishing you a most sparkly and beautiful New Year, filled with God's abundant graces. May you all be refreshed and renewed for 2012.


Mirka Breen said...

The corner of the sparkling tree-decked living room, complete with DH, is a wonderful image.

inluvwithwords said...

I like the sparkle of the tree in the one picture and then the sparkle of the ocean in the other. Beautiful. Wishing you a year full of moments that sparkle!

MollyMom103 said...

Love it! So pretty. My sisters, me and Jess, Jack, John Luke, Jacob, and Jace went to beach too. It was fun chasing waves. It's very brown here because of drought. I'm hoping we get rain this spring. Praying.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty picture! Those waves look so inviting - but I bet they are colder than a frog's tail! :)

May your new Year be full of unexpected blessings, my friend!

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Faith E. Hough said...

Beautiful! I think I need to bundle up and go for a walk at our's a bit colder here. :)
I hope you had a lovely holy day yesterday.
(Sorry for the deleted comment--I was signed in under the wrong account!)

Vijaya said...

Thank you all so much for all the good wishes and blessings.

Mirka, it was a cosy Christmas.

Inluv, I'm a sucker for sparkle and shine.

Molly, chasing waves is always good. I pray you get rain too.

Donna, it was cold, and on New Year's Day there was the polar bear plunge off Dunleavy's pub on Sullivan's Island. But it's not nearly as cold as up in the NW and people did the plunge there too.

Faith, a walk on the beach is lovely -- did your girls pick treasures from the sea? And yes, Mass was wonderful, as always. I love that we begin the New Year with Our Lady and her most Precious Son.

Mary Witzl said...

I think I made Russian tea cakes too, this Christmas. We call them Mexican wedding cookies here, but I've had Russian tea cakes, with chopped up walnuts and pecans and butter instead of margarine, dusted many times over with powdered sugar, and they were the same.

I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas.

Vijaya said...

I have a feeling that flour, sugar, butter and chopped nuts make their way into the holiday cuisine in many cultures.