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Friday, December 27, 2013

Memories of our Christmas 2013.

After all the hype and busy-ness, Christmas has now passed for another year.


Funny, how quickly it rolls around and just as quickly is gone...I think each year I get a little calmer, I have come to realise that it will come and go no matter what I do and it really doesn't matter if potatoes are slightly more "caramelised" than I envisaged or that I bought ten tonnes of glacé fruit but never got around to making cakes...oops! There will always be enough food and, if there isn't, we will manage.


But what was truly lovely was that we had our children and their sweet partners here for at least part of the time, my mum was well and enjoyed her day, and two very dear friends truly became family for the day and joined in the festivities. We ate and laughed and just enjoyed each other's company...how it should be.


Lovely gifts were given and received, but my greatest joy was seeing all of us together, as children make their own way in life they are not always able to be at home and parents are aging. Contemplative, huh?


I suppose it is all about enjoying the special-ness of the Christmas season, and enjoying the joy of our celebration. It was realising that the greatest gift we gave my mum was to all attend midnight mass with her and happily sing traditional carols. Knowing that our tree is full of memories...from the foil covered balls made at preschool twenty years ago, to decorations from my parents tree and from holidays abroad. That was what made our day special.


I hope that you had a joyous Christmas shared with those you love.
Cardygirl xxx


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16 comments:

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

So true Cardy...well said!...Xx

shez said...

yes i agree Alison ,those are the special moments,thankyou for sharing.xx

Kevin the Quilter said...

What lovely sentiments! Glad you all had a wonderful Christmas!

gracie said...

Good words...Happy New year to you and yours

wish2stitch said...

So glad you got to enjoy such a very special day.

Stephanie said...

Yes, the Christmas motto should be "ready or not, here I come." It's best to enjoy and not worry about what didn't get done. Being surrounded by loved ones is the most important part. Happy New Year to you!

Maree: said...

Belated Xmas Wishes but I have been Busy!
Happy New Year...lovely Photo
xx

Shay said...

I had a completely stress free Christmas this year because I simply refused to worry about things that didnt matter.

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your fabulous family. Thats what makes the day perfect.

Janice said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas with those most dear to you. It is so true that Christmas is about being with family and friends, not all the commercialism and unrealistic expectations sometimes put on us.

Susan said...

So true. I think letting go of the hype leaves so much more room for a peaceful Christmas. Glad you got to enjoy yours with your family.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos Cardy, sounds perfect and you are so right...

Fiona said...

Lovely thoughts..... Hugz

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suzitee said...

The same thoughts have crossed my mind this year Alison...it will come, ready ir not, and it's best just to be grateful for the things that do get done ;) I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy your Christmas with your beautiful family. Here's to a wonderful 2014!

Marg said...

Well said Cardy! Happy New Year.

pandchintz said...

Lovely day, lovely memories.