Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

We wish you a Merry Christmas (or the celebration of your choice) and a Happy New Year.  Just a few quick pictures around the house -- today I am Sharing our Decorations instead of Nature's Garden!
This is my favorite new decoration -- given to me by my dear friend -- it is a hand-painted image of our beloved Sierra, who passed away in March.  She snuck into my house to borrow a photo for the artist and had her paint this for me.  I cried when she gave it to me.  This is the true spirit of the holidays -- a true gift of love that I will treasure forever.

These are my two doggie angel ornaments.  We've had the Sami ornament for 9 years, and I added the Sierra likeness this year.  
This is my garden advent calendar that holds these little treasures for every day of the month until the 25th.
This is Kallie's advent calendar - almost all the doors are empty!  She opened today's door after I took these pictures and she got a big 'ol ring with a purple stone.  
This is our collection of carolling Byer's dolls, given to us by my DH's parents for years.  

We wish you all a wonderful and peaceful holiday.


Carol said...

Merry Christmas! It looks like all is ready at your house. Have a wonderful day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Gail said...


Happy Happy Christmas and and thank for the wishes and the peak into your charming home. The ornament is really wonderful...that is a good friend! Keep warm and may your days be delicious and filled with love! gail

Pam/Digging said...

Merry Christmas, Diana! Your house is lovely, as I got to see first-hand this year. And the decorations are enhanced by all the personal touches, like your new Sierra ornament. What a good friend to have had that made for you.

getgrounded said...

That ornament brought tears to my eyes, what a sweet gift. Your home is warm and beautiful, as always. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thanks for sharing some of your decorations with us Diana. Aren't friends like this a real treasure? Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Lori said...

Happy holidays to you and your family! And your Sierra ornament and the story behind it are very moving. Your friend wins at Christmas!