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capturing, celebratingcarissa fox15 Comments

 of our Christmas.
Thank goodness EVERYONE made it! 
It was seriously a planes... trains... and automobiles... kind of show!

getting a TRUE taste of what it's like to LIVE where it SNOWS!


we had birthdays to celebrate... Todd & Toby on Christmas Eve!


the FIRST year that WE were the ones being woken up...
Campbell was up every hour from 3am on... asking grandma... "is it time yet?"
then we waited on the men to get up


the breakfast was "nibble on... finger tip" kind


the sun wasn't even up yet... but were eager & began our day at quarter of six


the dark outside made the tree's glow even more special


it was JUST right...


all their SMILES...


even THOSE faces


ALL their gifts... every single one of them... were a big HIT


the dinner table was set...


the candles were lit...


grandma & i were quite the team in the kitchen...


after a long day... THIS was enjoyed with THE best company EVER


we had to say goodbye to Toby...
the French Alps were calling his name for New Year's celebration!
Poor guy!

This Christmas has been VERY special!
Sure... the gifts have been GREAT...
the snow SO pretty...
the food... OH MY REAR...
BUT having family near is what makes it all so REAL... all so DEAR!
Like Todd said before our Christmas meal...
"Thank you Lord for your SON... the ultimate GIFT... the REASON for it ALL"...
because of HIM... and only HIM... we are truly BLESSED!

I hope your Christmas was deep down good for you too!

a-z . . .

carissa fox13 Comments

(F. favorite colors)

A. attached or single? attached... but my sister is pretty & single :)
B. best friend? ALL my friends are the BEST... really
C. cake or pie? cake... did you say cake... yes I'll have a piece!
D. day of choice? Saturday
E. essential item? my bra's
F. favorite color? love color... bold red, pea green, the color of wheat
G. gummy bears or worms? neither
H. hometown? Corpus Christi, TX
I. favorite indulgence? i have a thing for online shopping!
J. january or july? January in TX... July in CO
K. kids? 2 darling drama queens
L. life isn't complete without? faith, family, FATHER
M. marriage date? March 7
N. number of brothers & sisters? one sister & one "half" brother
O. oranges or apples? apples... gala... cool from the fridge
P. phobias? gross... disgusting... see through geckos! gross!
Q. quotes? "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
R. reasons to smile? i am happy
S. season of choice? Fall... for sure
T. tag five peeps! COME ON chickadees... YOU... yes YOU! YES you!
U. unknown fact about me? i MUST shave my legs EVERY DAY
V. vegetable? spinach & broccoli
W. worst habits? i enjoy a "real" coke almost every single day
X. x-ray or ultrasound? huh? i've had both...
Y. your favorite food? always in the mood for mexican
Z. zodiac sign? too weird for me

thanks Lanny for the tag! :)

way back... wednesday

carissa fox7 Comments

way back... sort of... five years in her little life is BIG! she was a young 1 1/2 years... and her little face lit up everything! just like today! our first born... our strong... determined... athletic... smart... witty... funny as all get out... campbell.

a great friend forwarded this quote (among other gems) to me this morning...

"Life is a process of becoming, and there are a combination of stages and states we must go through. And one's own personal life, deeply lived, always expands into truths beyond itself."
-- Anais Nin

i really like it... a process... of becoming!
here's to today. . . a day to take in all the good about. . . soak in all the gifts. . . live with zest & intent!