Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December flew! Merry Christmas!

So, I always have this feeling of guilt when I look at the date of my last post on this blog.  As good as my intentions are at keeping up with my blog, it seems like time is moving so fast.  It has been a fabulous December.  Really.  I happen to love my tree - call me a little crazy detailed though, there are a ton of ornaments on this tree.  So much so, that recently the stand broke and Clint had to wire the tree to the wall. ;-)

Because this is our first year in this house, we don't have room for our ginormous tree from the last couple of years.  That means I had enough ornaments for two trees, this one is in my entry. I admit I did buy more red and gold ornaments - I have a thing for those colors this time of year.
I had a lot of fun with my railing as well. 

I spent a lot of time in my studio this month.  I wasn't able to share all that I have been working on, but I did have a lot of fun. 

I had the chance to see this incredible view from my studio windows.

I love being able to step out onto my roof and enjoy the sunset.  I feel so much closer to God every time I take the time to enjoy His creations.

We took a couple of trips up to Salt Lake City (4 hours north from here) and had our own Hallmark movie moment ice skating at the Gallivan Center.  We have watched our share of Hallmark Christmas movies as well.  Have I mentioned I love this time of year?

A trip up to Salt Lake isn't complete without going to see the lights at Temple Square.  It was so beautiful and thankfully, not that cold. 

I found this incredible tree silhouette after a beautiful Christmas concert here in Saint George.

We have had time for walks to the river and of course my boys are all over throwing rocks in the water. 

Red happens to be my favorite Christmas light color and main street in Saint George did not disappoint.

One of the funnest parts about this time of year is watching the excitement and anticipation for Christmas through my children's eyes.  My son Micah wrote this incredibly hilarious note to Santa. I couldn't stop smiling at his honest - almost reverse psychology approach.

This picture was taken on Sunday before church.  I can not believe how grown up these little munchkins are getting.

It's been a crazy busy time and I feel exhausted like my little boy here sleeping on a restaurant floor.  This time of year is busy, but it is also wonderful being able to focus on family and friends and most importantly the birth of our Savior.  I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I wanted to share this beautiful video with you about the true meaning of Christmas.  I wish you a safe and wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas!


Sandi said...

Merry Christmas Judi,

Your photos are lovely may you and your family enjoy many years of happiness in your new home.

Kate C said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family...hope you have a wonderful holiday and a great New Year!

SewCalGal said...

What a lovely holiday post. I too love Temple Square, especially at Christmas. Although I've only had two opportunities to visit during the holiday season. Your sweet munchkins are delightful. And, I hope Santa will be generous to all of them, as I can't imagine any of them being bad. But your video truly does capture what Christmas is all about. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Merry Christmas.


Mary Marcotte said...

Wonderful post and your children are beautiful. That you managed to have everyone dressed with enough time for a photo shoot is pretty impressive. Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year (with many more in your new home).




Hildy said...

Merry xmas to you and your family and I love the note your son wrote to Santa!

Stitchin At Home said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Pierro said...

Merry Christmas Day to all of you
I know this is a busy family filled day for all of you
Hubbs and I are stuck at home with the flu. (the Tamiflu Crew)
It is a beautiful day
Your babies are so wonderful and beautiful. thank youfor sharing all of your beautiful photos.
I am so glad to know you

Cecilia said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful children.

Jane said...

Judi,Merry Christmas from Russia! Be happy! I wish you a lot of creativity in 2015!!!

Leeanne said...

Lovely post Judi. Your kiddlets look beautiful all dressed up for church, I love the letter to Santa!
Of course here in New Zealand it is now Boxing day morning and we don't get snow, it is hard for to imagine a winter Christmas, as I'm sure it is hard for you to imagine a summer Christmas.............the roads have been filled with folks heading camping!

kitty said...

Wishing you and your beautiful family the Happiest Holidays of all from the Netherlands!
Thank you for all the lovely pictures! Your Christmas tree is fabulous and the children look adorable in their Christmas outfit!

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas. Lovely post. Beautiful sunset too! What a view!

KaHolly said...

What a delightful post. I esp. loved the tree silhouette! I need to know if Micah was gifted with the binoculars he asked Santa for?? Gotta' love a child who wants binoculars.

LynCC said...

These are such beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing with us! Wishing you and your family continuing fun this season!

Chookyblue...... said...

Merry Christmas..........

Rebecca Grace said...

Guilt, schmilt! You don't owe anyone a weekly blog post. We're not paying subscribers, just freeloaders who feel lucky every time you share one of your beautiful quilts with us. If you're too busy to blog during Advent and Christmas, that just tells us that you have got your priorities in the RIGHT order: God first, family second, business third, and the blog comes fifth, after you take time for yourself! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Judi.

Barb said...

What an awesome post....beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful New Year have a lovely family!

Kimberly said...

Happy New Year, Judi! This is going to be your best year yet! Blessings on you and your whole family. You are a treasure and a very special friend. I can't wait to see what wonderful things are in store for you this year!

Anita Griffin said...

Just found your blog! I have an uncle/aunt who have lived in St. George for many years (John & Bonnie Edens) - you might know them. Loved your trees and banister.