Dec 24, 2011

taking in the moment // one last time.

dearest readers, 

the days are shorter; the nights longer. december has almost come to a close and soon the last chapter of this year will be another archive to remember upon.  

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brown paper packages tied with red ribbon

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bokeh

cranberries

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silent night. with december, comes a flurry of events. lights. festivals. dinners. shopping. frenzied gift-wrapping. yet on christmas eve there is a peace about the world as we remember the little babe wrapped in swaddling cloth that lain in a manger so long ago. 


sitting here cozily, by the fireside that cheerfully dances within the hearth. the silky hot chocolate within my palms tastes even more magical. stockings hang in their places. the nativity radiates from under the tree.  

breathing in the moment. sighing in the moment. taking it all in. one last time with you, dear reader.


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>>-----> Merry Christmas, lovelies! <-----<< 
from this little garden of mine to yours...
{couldn't resist lucia ;)}

may you all be blessed christmas as we celebrate our wonderful Savior's birth!!!

much love to you all, 
the keeper of the garden. 


// listening to // 

16 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, Grace!
    I hope that you have a splendid Christmas! I just love these photos, and this post too. ;) I can hardly believe that December has almost come to a close, and this year too. *sniff, sniff*

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  2. Lovely pictures. Wonderful post. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :)

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  3. I LOVE your photos!!!!! Especially the ones of the gifts. Lovely post, dear!

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  4. Merry Christmas, Grace!
    Bethany

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  5. such a lovely song, Orla Fallon has a wonderful voice.

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  6. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! A very Merry Christmas to you! :)

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  7. Merry Christmas Eve to you too, Grace! :) By the way, your neatly wrapped Christmas packages are so pretty! I love the little bells you added! :)

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  8. Merry Christmas, Grace!! :) Love the arrows at the bottom of your post! ;)

    Have a blessed CHRISTmas! And thanks for your comment on my blog! ;)

    Blessings,
    Mikailah~xxxx

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  9. Merry Christmas, Grace :)
    I LOVE that shot of the berries.

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  10. Merry merry Christmas, dearest Grace. God bless you and your family.

    Love you and your sweet garden!
    -Gabby

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  11. Pretty pictures! Have a blessed and happy holiday... Merry Christmas :)

    ~ thinkgreenlovepurple

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  12. I LOVE all of these pictures! They are so pretty. :)

    http://joannadell.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love your blog! Im your newest follower!
    Have a Happy New Year!
    Mark

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  14. Nom nom nom; the hot chocolate looks so incredibly delicious!
    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  15. Hey there Grace,

    I don't know if I told you but my blog account was deleted (long story). But, my new blog address is, kelseysdaydream.blogspot.com

    Love,
    Kelsey!!!

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  16. Oh it's true. This year has gone by much to fast. Though I am looking forward to spring.
    I like your blog. The pictures are great!

    Laurel

    laurelscrazylife.blogspot.com

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