Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Poses

Ugh It's been too long since my last confession!
I'm wondering if the addition of a small business to my life has completely gobbled up my energy and time for blogging? Or maybe it's just that we're in the holiday season + Bill was out of town on business + running a small business that kept me away? Hmmmm. I guess time will tell.

I really love December, Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. I also love balance, so it takes a lot of thoughtfulness on my part to make December a month of joy, not one of obligation and overwhelm. We've already taken a few things off the calender, and even opted out of plans at the last minute two or three times, once choosing a long bubble bath instead, once a walk in the redwoods, once reading in bed, and more than once, impromptu hot chocolate parties for two.

The photo below of Annie and the two dogs became our holiday card this year and I am so happy with it. Click on it to see see it more clearly if you'd like. I'm also having fun taking pictures of Harpo. What a poser! The top photo is super clear and darling. Again, click for the larger view, and to see each hair on her head.

Here's hoping you are all taking care of yourselves during this season of warmth.


Cher Mere said...

Harpo is very photogenic.

It is a struggle to keep the pace sane during the holidays. I am impressed that you are taking good care of yourself. That is so smart!

Kristin said...

Yes, I've been missing your posts.

Harpo is the luckiest dog to have found your family. It is so obvious from his pose that he is meant to be with you all--

Your home looks lovely and festive.

I really like the photo of Annie and the two dogs. It's like a modern version of little red riding hood in the forest with her good friends.

Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy, and to say "no" to some things and rest.

8)(8 said...

Great idea to post your card. Annie looks lovely with her dogs. I made my cards as well this year, and Ami is in red as well. I love red on little girls. Happy holidays to your family.

Pat said...

The Walnut Tree looks wonderful and it is so good to see it again!

Project Pink Suitcase said...

Happy Holidays!
I love your holiday card!
Thank you! Your posts are always so refreshing to read. I've been a bad blogger lately, but I'll get back to it. It's fun, but does take some time away from other things.
Enjoy the season!!!!
xo, V

6512 and growing said...

Your girl and dogs are lovely.
I was born in Berkeley, CA too, what a great place to come of age. Now I've opted for a quieter life in Colorado, raising kids and chickens at 6512 feet.

Nice to see the creativity swirling around your abode!