As the door of 2012 closes, I feel eager, excited and happy about what's ahead. December has been a month of peaceful and welcomed transition for me and though I'm not fond of odd numbers, I do feel certain that 2013 will bring many blessings. I also expect some difficult times as our family prepares to journey with my father, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. God be with all of us in the joyful and sorrowful moments ahead.
|Church above Lake Minnewaska where mom-in-law, Beth and I sang Christmas Eve trio|
Wishing you a new year filled with love and joy!
Peace Garden Mama (aka Roxane)
|Feasting on smoked oysters and herring with Great-Grandma Gladys|
|Santa evidence: cookies gone, milk nearly finished off, stockings plum full...|
|All of us in one spot - a miracle!|
|Trying to get toasty as the brood unwraps their gifts|
|The most eager of the beavers get ready to dig in, but not before a photo shoot!|
|The girls get giddy and goofy while opening gifts.|
|Big things come in small envelopes?|
|A nice visit comes to an end; we say goodbye to great-grandma until next year!|