How was your Christmas? We had a lovely, quiet celebration. We had planned to go to southern California to see our extended families, but those plans got cancelled when Luna, Clara's puppy, joined our family. I really love spending time with our families, and I was sad to miss Christmas Eve with Paul's side of the family and Christmas day with my side of the family. But we did our best to enjoy ourselves. Paul made lasagna on Christmas Eve, and we had crab for Christmas dinner. We exchanged a few, large presents with each other.
Clara got her puppy, who decided to help unwrap the presents.
Henry got tickets to the Rose Bowl next week (he and I are going, and I'm super excited about spending that time with him).
I also distributed some Giants baseball tickets to the kids. Clara gave me a new pair of Uggs, and Henry gave me a cool watch. Paul gave me the noise reducing head phones I've been wanting. For our anniversary, I gave Paul a nice watch; he gave me the Vitamix I've been lusting after. Mostly we enjoyed spending time together.
After our Christmas meal, I cleaned the last of the crab to make crab cakes. I drank the last of the chardonnay and began to think post-Christmas thoughts about my blog. I've got a few things I want to blog about:
*A series called "DMBB" (During My Blog Break) to record things that happened during the fall when I wasn't blogging (including Clara's amazing cross country season, Henry's adventures in Oregon, a trip to Montana, my awful encounter with poison oak, our volunteer work at Guide Dogs for the Blind, a wrap up on the kitten nursery, and other miscellaneous happenings);
*Two posts from the summer about the light at sunset and the light at sunrise;
*A wrap up post on my "One Little Word" from 2014 - Illuminate;
*A post on my "One Little Word" for 2015;
*A post on my favorite blog moments from 2014;
*A year-end Photo Heart Connection post; and
*Thoughts on current classes and where I see my "art" going in 2015.
And that should keep me busy for quite a while! What are you planning for the next few weeks on your blog?