Sunday, December 26, 2010

Where I Am, Where I've Been

If you are a dear friend who comes here to visit me, you'll have noticed that I've been absent for most of December. Having taken on too many projects, I can tell you, I've been anything but absent in my life. Get togethers, kids' holiday celebrations, family outings, ups, downs, work, hobbies - I've been present in each one of them, not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally enjoying the happy holiday season, and being present to catch a loved one who was falling.

I had grand plans for my December, including 2 large creative projects, that regrettably, I abandoned quickly after I started, for fear of feeling obligated to work on them. Obligation and creativity seem to be long standing enemies. So, while I photographed my December, I didn't put them in the pretty book as planned.

Hopefully, January will be a slow month, though, as history has shown me, that's not always the case. There is no slow month in my year, and I'm grateful for that. There is no vacation from my life, thankfully, though I do get frustrated with myself for overbooking my time.

I did want to spend a little bit of time reflecting on 2010 and selecting and sharing my one little word for 2011, which I'll do this week.

Until then, here are just a few photos from December:
Matt's countdown to Christmas
My beautiful girl!
Handsome Matt getting ready for his Winter Concert

Ana's Pink Antlers

Matt's first Gingerbread cookie - Long Grove, IL

Sweet Jack's face minutes before he ate Ana's homemade blueberry orange bread

See You Soon!


  1. So good to read from you! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, dear! Love to you and the kids (I LOVE these photos - they are wonderful!!! Beautiful kids, Cindi. Just beautiful ... like their mommy!)


  2. look!!! Love the pics of the family. And that scrapping table sure looks familiar!! ;)

  3. Oooooh... Dark Cindi - what a funky look to your blog! Love the header! And the pictures of the kids are great. My, they are sure growing up fast.

  4. So good to hear from you! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Sweet Jack had to have his treat too!