Tuesday, December 21, 2010

glad tidings

The gentleman and I are off on our long drive north first thing tomorrow morning. These photographs are from our Boxing Day sleigh ride last year. Judging by the weather report, it's looking like we'll have another white Christmas.

There are shiny silver packages, bits of glitter, and brightly-colored ribbons littering the floor of our apartment ~ the sort of happy chaos that makes one smile in anticipation, and at the same time despair that things will ever be ready in time. I think Santa's elves are going to be hard at work tonight! But then it's time for good cheer and good friends, anxious parents and wriggly little dogs!

Glad tidings to you and yours.

Best wishes for the holidays. xo


Gretchen said...

Safe travels and look forward to seeing you both in the new year. xoxo.

Inkslinger said...

I'm still in the midst of brightly coloured holiday chaos, too. I hope the white Christmas waits until you are safe and sound at your destination . . . but then bring on the snow!! :)

Happy holidays to you and yours!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Travel safely and see you both soon! xo

BWS said...

Hug your mother for me & give her my warmest regards. The two of you already carry them with you daily. I know Cooper will be overjoyed. Barbara

greer said...

Merry Merry! Safe travels and festive holidays to you both.

home before dark said...

By the time you get to Maine, Cooper will have already read "How to Identify and Eradicate Pests in Maine." Wish he would vacation with me next summer and organized the troops to deal with my gophers.

The merriest of Christmases, so special because it is your first together.

Janet said...

Gretchen ~ a very merry Christmas to you. New Year for sure!

Inkslinger ~ breathe deeply and enjoy the chaos.

AD ~ safe travels to you too.

BWS ~ big hugs!!!

greer ~ merry merry to those in Philly!

hbd ~ well, I don't think Cooper is going to be reading much of anything if he keeps getting into the liquor cabinet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smilla4/5281031002/

Cheers all!


Have a wonderful holiday and a safe drive. Have to agree about the beauty of the winter landscape. It's my favorite season in the garden. The views are breathtaking and I can enjoy them because I am not thinking about getting out there and working!

The Down East Dilettante said...

I'm not so totally certain about that white christmas up here. A soft rain has obliterated what snow was on the ground...we'll see.

smilla4blogs said...

Anxious parents wishing you safe travels and eagerly awaiting your arrival!!! Wriggly dog will be beside himself...now settled down for a long winter's nap!