Dec 26, 2011

The Other Side of Christmas

Sorry I am late to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Christmas about did me in this year. Everything was late or small scale. So many things I wanted to get done didnt get done. I am a bit down not just because of the  usual after Christmas blues, but also because our tree fell over today. Turns out our stand is broken and of course the tree fell forward ON  the special and favorite ornaments. Most were broken  beyond repair including the glass ballet slippers ornament my Grandma gave me when I was young and Little Man's first year ornament from my parents. Sigh. But looking to 2012, I need to work on my perspective. I am trying to be grateful for all that we do have.  I am trying to decide on and fine tune my One Little Word for 2012. I am thinking along the lines of positivity, balance, restraint. As you can see, I have some more thinking to do in the next 4 days ;)
Speaking of ornaments, did you see my Ruby Rock It post the other day? All about ornaments:

Ruby Rock It are giving sneak peeks of the 2012 lines. Let me just say they are AWESOME! Here is a peak:
Also very exciting is the January kit coming out from Scrapbook Circle--check out this gorgeousness...
Is it me or are Valentine's papers the best? It is the only holiday paper I like because you can use it for any layout that includes ♥ :)
And finally, how about a few Christmas photos?
(picking out our tree)
(Christmas Eve saying good bye to our elf until next year)
(Coming downstairs on Christmas morning)
(I LOVE this face--this may be one of the main reasons I wanted to have children)
 (The aftermath--am I the only one who takes this picture every year?)
From our house to yours Happy Holidays!
♥ Rebecca


  1. Oh sorry to hear about your tree mishap . . . Looks like you had a great Christmas - your kids are so cute as always! Congrats also on the exciting DT news below! x

  2. Yep we all have to be grateful for what we have...that is what I have been thinking of lately, so glad you had a lovely Christmas as well!

  3. I swear, you always take the best surprise on Christmas morning pics of your kids!!! Looks like you had a great day. And I agree, it's hard to keep everything in perspective. I am trying to do that, too.

  4. sorry to hear about your tree! Ugh! Looks like you had a lot of fun, I would take that picture but my hubby is a neat freak, likes all the wrapping picked up after each gift!

  5. That is so sad that your tree fell over. It looks like a fun Christmas morning. Hope you are getting some time to unwind this week.