Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Blessings of the Season

This has to be one of the best photos of Bella ever. Thank you kid for capturing her inner beauty. We have so much to be thankful for this Season and I have been thanking our lucky stars each night before I fall asleep. We are truly blessed.

Our dear friends (and neighbors) are back from Los Angeles for Christmas. I can never get enough of them when they visit for a short time. I miss all of them dearly. They surprised us and came over and we had a little time to catch up.

They brought with them they're adorable little Bunny Bentley all dressed in her Chanel best. Too precious!

And they brought gifts! Edi knows my love of angels. Too sweet.

The hub was freshly back from Europe with the freshest of Swiss and Belgian chocolates. Of course I opened the box of Wittamer's fresh cream chocolates to share with our friends.

Oh my. There is nothing like it. Can you see the vanilla bean in the cream? Oh my, again.

Today, a beautiful Christmas bouquet arrived for my mom from my oldest brother Joe. She is already in bed, so I arranged them and will put them on her table for when she awakes. Blessings.

The kid took a closeup of my eye. Loverly. Look at the lines beginning to form. More blessings of age.

A little more decor I put in a copper pot for the kitchen.

My amaryllis is blooming. Such beauty.

Bella is never far from my side at any given moment. Blessings.

Lovely packages and greetings from loved ones.

And a promise to myself to be more healthy as I age. I saw Suzanne Summers on Larry King the other night and purchased one of her books. Taking it to Riverside with me to begin anew.

And before I even begin the book, back to my tea --chock full of antioxidants. I found these blends at the Teavana in Atlanta. Yum. I'm drinking the MateVana/Rooibox Chai. The smell fresh from the tin smells of chocolate which I didn't think I would like. But once you steep it, the chocolate is a hint in the backflavor. I would say the fruits come out more than the chocolate.

I also got the Dragon Jasmine/Roobios Tropical blend.

Indeed, blessings abound.


Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Rosemary,
Thanks for stopping by today! Your pictures are wonderful! The absolute fav is the first one...kitty and the bow....PERFECT! That should be your Christmas card next year! (I don't even send cards!)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Peggy said...

Bella is so angelic in the photo! Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas. I wish you a holiday filled with laughter,love and lots of happiness. Hugs my friend

PEA said...

I agree with you, that first picture of Bella is absolutely gorgeous! You have so many blessings to be thankful and may they continue in the New Year. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Rosa! xoxo

Beth said...

Hi Dearie! So sorry I have been missing in action. Finally got our girl here and its been a whirlwind since. I got your beautiful card today too. I was a slacker this year with cards but going to send out some New Years Cards! I hope to see you soon.
I will e-mail you tomorrow!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Such a wonderful picture of Bella! She really carries her name well...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Have a great time and eat well!


Rosa xoxoxo

ChrisJ said...

Bella has the sweetest face! I do so love to have animals around, but animals is the wrong word. Pets says it better.

Queenly Things said...

The spirit is very bright. Happy holidays my friend.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Those photographs of Miss Bella are so beautiful, and have captured wonder and love so sweetly.

I hope that your Christmas will be calm and bright, dear Rosemary, and that all the love you give to each of us, comes back to you a thousand fold.

Merry Christmas to you and to your wonderful family.


P.S. We don't have to be sisters to share a good talk, you know!

Jeanie said...

What a great post and what wonderful photos. I'm feeling all the warmth and joy you were experiencing from these words!

Send that fabulous photo of Bella to VistaPrint.com -- order their "folded cards" (and best is waiting till you can get 10 free. It's your next year holiday card!



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