I am just getting ready to wash down our chalk board wall in our house. This is the chalk drawing that my girls did at our house over the holidays. I love that they chose Kirby the elf, from "the Year without a Santa Clause", Kirby was the elf that wanted to be a Dentist. He has always loved been my favorite character in this movie. I loved the island of the misfits!!
We were blessed to have had a wonderful holiday. My parents came to visit us from Michigan for the month of December. I am lucky to have such great parents. My mom makes me crazy but she also makes me laugh like no other person does. She has such a generous heart and I love her to death!!
The gift this year at our house were camera's. We bought a fun instamatic camera and a nikon camera. You can see in the photo above that my Mother is holding one of the instant photos in her hand. I drove everyone crazy caring that big thing around making everything pose every five minutes. I just get so excited about having the photos instantly. I feel like a little kid again!!! The photo above was taken in Big Bear Lake. You can see from the photo above that there was not very much snow in Big Bear when we went. The girls were actually wearing short sleeves. That was a bummer!!! We all love the snow so much, we were all disappointed not to see any.
and was able to get a photo when he let his guard down.
Last year was bitter sweet. A few of my dearest friends lost their Daddy's . My heart ached for them over the holiday. They were all very special men and amazing dads. This made me appreciate the time I was able to share with my Dad this holiday. He is lucky to be here. He survived a massive stroke that happened eight years ago. He had to relearn how to walk and talk. Walking is not as easy as it use to be for him but we dragged him around all over the place. Even to California Adventures in Disneyland. Which I have never been to over the week of Christmas. We went to California Adventure because Disneyland was actually closed when we arrived. It was 2 o'clock and they were not going to let anyone into the park until after 5pm. I never heard of that. Now I know why I haven't been there. It is WAY to busy!!
I love the misspelled poisonous sign on the trophy to warn off everyone from the Holly. The photos below were taken with our new Nikon camera. There are some really fun options to use on this camera. Love the color tint you can use and the panoramic.
I always feel a bit sad when the holidays are over. Especially because the time with my parents end. I have decided to start a gratitude journal this year and write down five things that I am grateful for and why each day. It is a good way to keep your mind thinking in a positive light. Wishing everyone many blessings in this New Year!!