December Daily, day 21–25 and Done!

Days 21 and 22 are together on a spread and days 23 and 24 are together because Christmas is over and I’m behind and I’m ready to celebrate this book being done!

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I loved finishing it up today, don’t get me wrong.  I’m just thrilled to have it done and move on to the next thing too…

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Cute little transparent insert directly from the mind of Ali Edwards but looks just as good in my book as it does in hers…  lol

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Heading up to the hills for our first Christmas at Guh/Umpa’s mountain house, outside Estes Park, Colorado!  It was perfect!!! (pictured below is Lyons, Colorado all decked out for Christmas.  It’s in the foothills, on the way up to the mountains.)

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So glad we made time to shoot Dood’s new bow that he got for Christmas because… while we were out there, the snow started and I was in Heaven.  I LOVE SNOW! 

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I got a ton of great pictures of my boys!  And a nice, drunk lady got this great picture of the four of us together… Ah, Christmas memories of the nice, drunk lady…

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Christmas Eve was nice and warm and relaxing once we got back to the house.  We decided to let the boys open half their gifts on Christmas Eve this year – they were so happy!

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Christmas morning we woke up to 8 inches of new snow!  It was perfect!  Scott built a big fire in the fireplace, we opened the rest of the gifts and hung out and played.

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It was such a great day – peaceful, detached – but in a good way, relaxing.  I read (finished a really good book that I couldn’t put down) and knit several inches on a pretty sock, hung out with Mama and Daddy.  The boys played with their new toys, so did Scott…  hehehe

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Final page of the book is just a simple collage of more pictures taken on the shooting range, in the snow!

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When I was all done, I tied it up with a beautiful, Christmas-y ribbon and called it done!

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On to more projects:  I’ve ordered a new kit for 2013 Project Life.  I’ve registered for One Little Word 2013 and I’ll be participating in 52 of You, an online introspection/photography class that I’m very excited about.

Also have two pairs of socks 1/2 knit, a sweater 3/4 done and an afghan that requires that I learn how to crochet to finish… 

Lots to do – that’s how I’m happiest.

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