10 Things–What Made Me Happy This Christmas

The past couple of nights I’ve stayed up into the wee hours gathering photos for my December Daily album.

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This Christmas has just been so special.  The thing is, it’s not as if we did anything out of the ordinary this year – Kelsey and I made cookies, I wrapped presents, we spent time with our families, we went to Midnight Mass.  I think the difference though has been the gratitude and intention with which I entered into the holiday season.  

Before I get busy and finish taking down the rest of the Christmas decorations, I thought I’d share just a few of things that made me happy this Christmas.

10.  Walking with Tripp to the “Lights On” celebration at Utica Square


9.  Making my Pinterest-inspired candle rings.


8.  Buddy the Elf and a new Christmas tradition.


7.  Getting paid to make Christmas cake balls for a friend.


6.  Gridlines on wrapping paper.


5.  Decorating Christmas cookies with my delightful daughter.


4.  Watching Bryan and Bryce reveal their “Gold Rush” t-shirts.


3.  Spending time with my family on Christmas Eve.


2. My wonderful husband and my delightful daughter.


1.  A new appreciation for the ultimate Gift of Love.


Once I get photos into my December Daily (hopefully sometime before I have to go back to work), I’ll upload photos of my completed project to my Flickr photostream and you can view this set here:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/58736886@N05/sets/72157628241447479/.

So I’d love to know, what made you happy this year?  Smile

Peace, Kelly


About Minding My Nest

wife, mom, not-so-empty nester.
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