Friday, December 26, 2008

IT'S ALL DONE


The presents are opened. The wrapping paper gone. The treasures put away. The family and friends have returned to their homes.
Christmas has come and gone but the wonderful memories will be in my heart forever.
We are looking ahead to a wonderful 2009.
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16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Frankly, I am always glad any holiday is over with. Mother used to say I was wishing my life away but I didn't wish for the holidays and could get along without them. Even my upcoming 75th birthday in October.

Not sure if you like humor in writing but there are other stories on this newer blog of mine. The Frog and toad is on Abe's Town.

This is the time we give up something that was an important part of our lives for something new and entirely unknown -- 2009.

Happy New Year to you and to your family from Patty and Abe.

Merisi said...

All tidied up, great job, Sue! :-)

My rooms look a little bit more lived-in, still, but slowly I am digging out of all that holidaying (and cooking! gosh, seven straight days in a row, the 26th was still a holiday here!). There were many beautiful hours spent with family, so I won't complain. ;-)

I hope to go towards Salzburg, specifically to visit the tinly hamlet where the song "Silent Night" was written and composed and performed, exactly 190 years ago. The weather forecast is good so far, finally some blue skies. I can't wait to see snow-capped mountains!

Seasons greetings,
Merisi

Wanda said...

Yes, I usually take down everything the day after Christmas....but this year, being retired....it will stay up until I feel like taking it down... I am enjoying it...It will be down by Easter... I promise ((smile))

LOL:Wanda

ChrisY said...

Merry Christmas. Hope santa bring you joy,peace and good health. Farewell 2008 and Welcome 2009

lavenderlady said...

What a lovely tree! I like the candle lights.

Cimba7200 said...

What a nice simple Christmas photo Sue. It would look good on a Christmas card. Glad that you had a great Christmas. - Dave

Bear Naked said...

Do you want to come over and tidy up my house?

Bear((( )))

AphotoAday said...

Hey -- hold on -- it's not over yet ...
News-Flash:   New Years is coming up...
Hands up for party, party, party...

sheoflittlebrain said...

You have a lovely tree! I like to leave the tree up until after New Year's Day just for the color and light it brings during this darkest time of year..
A very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to you and yours, Photo!

CG said...

Your tree looks beautiful. I look forward to Christmas for so long - then flash,it's over!

Laurie said...

I'm so glad you had a great Christmas filled with wonderful memories.

That is a beautiful tree!

Hilary said...

Lovely shot.. simple and warm. I hope 2009 is wonderful to you. :)

MedaM said...

Your Christmas tree is so lovely and so beautiful decorated!
2009 is coming up now, so Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Chris and Deb said...

Hope you had a great Christmas! We wish you a very Happy New Year too!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your tree is very beautiful! I love how you summed it up. Beautifully put!

Moi said...

Christmas is over in your photo but the joy is not.......It's a beautiful, warm shot, Sue......:)