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December 30, 2015

Christmas Wrap

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I felt like sharing a little peek at our Christmas this year. With only 2 days of 2015 left to go, I’m feeling reflective as many of us are at this time of year.

After a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, bacon, and fruit, we did what we’ve done every Christmas morning for 20 years and sat by the tree and opened gifts. The girls are no longer up super early, eager to find out what Santa has left, but there were still some gifts to be excited about.


Sarah’s “big” gift was tickets to see the band Imagine Dragons.


She and I will be headed down to Foxwoods tomorrow. A great gift for both of us – precious time together and a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I enjoy the music of Imagine Dragons as well so it should be a good time.


We did not surprise Meghan with her “big” gift this year. As I’ve mentioned before, Meghan is a member of Clark University’s ballroom team, assistant captain in fact, and it is a huge joy for her. This is her third year competing, and for the first time, she will have a custom-made-for-her ballroom gown to wear. We are awaiting its arrival. This was something she needed to choose and many measurements had to be taken to place the order. Just to be silly, I took a picture of the dress from the website we ordered from and pasted her head on it. This is what it will look like but in emerald green:

I can’t wait to see her in the real thing.


Other fun things received – Sarah got a Chewbacca bathrobe and this cap relating to a character from the “Homestuck” web comic that my daughters read.

New Kindle
I got a new Kindle, as my old one has been acting rather wonky as of late.

My girls got together and gave me some grown-up coloring books and nice colored pencils. Have you noticed this seemingly growing trend of coloring books for adults? They have intricate designs that take some time and patience to color. My daughters had a couple of their own, and I’d remarked how I’ve always loved coloring and that I’d probably enjoy them too. Here’s my first picture I’m working on:

Hippie fish

Interestingly enough, my sister had a similar idea, and also gave me one of those books. She put together a well-appreciated “zen” themed gift that also included yoga clothes and a gift certificate for the yoga studio I attend.

My sister and the rest of my family Christmas guests arrived in the early afternoon. We had a delicious feast – wish I remembered to take a few pictures of all the wonderful food!

Uncle “Sonny”

Jim (my stepfather) and Sonny

Joan (my mother-in-law), Mom, Jennifer (my sister) and Larry (her husband) Craig managed to avoid being within view of my camera’s lens!

Christmas celebrations continued and will still continue this week. We had a Christmas dinner with my father the day after Christmas at my sister’s house. She made a delicious white wine coq-au-vin. And this Friday, New Year’s Day, will be the famous annual Pig Out!

I hope the holidays are treating you well. If I don’t get my 2015 wrap up post done before midnight tomorrow (and I imagine I won’t since I’ll be seeing Imagine Dragons as we ring in the new year) a very happy new year to you all!


  1. Meghan’s gown is gorgeous and it looks like your holidays had all the elements that make them special.

    Comment by Carol — December 30, 2015 @ 11:14 am | Reply

    • Thanks Carol. I’m learning to really appreciate the special moments.

      Comment by Karma — December 31, 2015 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas Day. Enjoy the concert with your daughter. Special times indeed.

    Comment by sybil — December 30, 2015 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil! Hope your Christmas was wonderful too.

      Comment by Karma — December 31, 2015 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  3. It was a wonderful day! And yes the food was quite the feast! I love your post and the pictures. .Uncle Sonny in the blog..he’d like that.
    Can’t wait to see the emerald green dress!

    Comment by trish49 — December 30, 2015 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for everything. I was a really good day.

      Comment by Karma — December 31, 2015 @ 8:56 am | Reply

  4. What a lovely Christmas you all had and a Happy New Year to you!

    Emerald Green, eh? How every Frozen of you. 😉

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 4, 2016 @ 8:08 am | Reply

    • Thanks Scott! Welcome back to the blogosphere. 2015 wasn’t a big blogging year for me either, but we shall see what 2016 brings!

      Comment by Karma — January 10, 2016 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  5. well I’m very late…but HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂 Looks like a wonderful Christmas with your family. So…now it’s 2016. What exciting things are we going to do?

    Comment by dawnkinster — January 8, 2016 @ 9:25 am | Reply

    • That’s quite alright Dawn. Happy New Year to you as well. I’d like to find my fire about blogging and photography again for 2016. Haven’t written my first post of the year yet so we will see what happens!

      Comment by Karma — January 10, 2016 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  6. I forgot to tell you…I had lunch witH Gerry Sells when I was up north a couple weeks ago! She is doing well….I’ll tell you more in an email…but I don’t know if I have your email.

    Comment by Dawn — January 17, 2016 @ 10:09 am | Reply

    • Cool! I’d love to hear about Gerry. I will send you my email from the email I have for you connected with your wordpress account. I’m pretty sure my current email is connected with my wordpress account as well, but I’ll send to be sure.

      Comment by Karma — January 17, 2016 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  7. Well gee whiz guys . . . Hi. Nice to be missed. Hope I’m back. Meanwhile . . . Want. Wookie. Bathrobe.

    Comment by Gerry — January 24, 2016 @ 10:25 am | Reply

    • LOL, Wookie bathrobe is available at Amazon.com! 😉

      Comment by Karma — January 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm | Reply

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