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    Holiday highlights... in passages and pics

    It was quite indescribable. It was like what happens when you shake a kaleidoscope. The parts of it are the same parts, but they are arranged differently; they are arranged in a new pattern...
    ~Agatha Christie "The Water Bus"

    family at Christmas 

    They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.
    ~Charles W. Howard

    Santa jammies

    They pressed their noses against the squares of glass in the windows that Pa had made, and they were glad they could see out. But they wished they could see snow.
    ~Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus"

     dog at window

    In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.
    ~Leland Thomas

     child with candle

    toddler with Christmas gift

    boy at Christmas

    At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
    ~Thomas Tusse

     holiday glasses

    sisters at Christmas

    The best of all gifts around any Christmas Tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
    ~Burton Hillis

     gift from sister

    Christmas eve gift

    When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest thing — not the great occasions — give off the greatest glow of happiness.
    ~Bob Hope

     pit-pointer at Christmas

    Christmas treats for dogs

    Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
    ~W. Somerset Maugham

    Breaking Bad for Christmas

    opening Christmas gift

    There was a good deal of laughing and kissing and explaining, in the simple, loving fashion which makes these home-festivals so pleasant at the time, so sweet to remember long afterward, and then all fell to work.
    ~Louisa May Alcott, "Christmas at Orchard House"

     man in apron

    Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.
    ~Jessica Archmint

    dogs at Christmas

    happy brothers at Christmas 

    Today's fill-in-the-blank:

    Highlights of my holiday included _____________.

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Love the the pics...thank you for sharing!

    Highlights of my holiday included spending Christmas day with my kids and grandkids. I feel very blessed.

    December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Wonderful pictures, everyone looks so "Christmas Happy"! Love the quotes, too.

    My highlights were all of family looking the same way! Wish that feeling and happy look could continue all year!

    December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    What wonderful pictures! You obviously had a wonderful time together. My highlight -- family! It just doesn't get any better than this.

    December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Very festive indeed!

    December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    I love your pictures! Everyone looks great and the ones with the animals in them are pretty funny, especially the one with Mickey looking at Jim and all of the dogs waiting for their treats!

    The highlight for me was Christmas Eve with my whole family....which included our new granddaughter(who is now 5 months old!) and also having my parents here with us this year!

    December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    So soooo beautiful! All of them!

    It's so good to see you again Lisa! I can't believe how BIG the little guys are! That last photo is a poster-keeper for sure! Ah! so cute!

    I'm around like the crazy blogger from Christmas past. Seems it's an annual thing for me (-; So glad all is well by you! xoxoo Melyssa

    December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrsBlogAlot
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