Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st, 2009

It's Official! It's the Christmas Season!
December 1st is an awesome time. It's a time filled with colours and magic and Christianity, and love and family, and faith... and yes... I gotta say it...

Now that my son is older (17), Christmas is different. It has to be. Gone are the days of running feet, to see what's under the tree from Santa. Excitement, and inability to sleep, and sitting on Daddy's knee the night before Christmas, to hear "Twas the Night Before Christmas". Yes, the rest of the time is the same. There is still excitement. But it's tempered by other things. It's overshadowed with age and expectations and ... dare I say it? ... cynicism. I miss the old days. I knew I would. I knew this day would come, and I tried to enjoy every last little minute of the times before this one. But still... no matter how much you enjoy... no matter how much you hold on... no matter how much you wish to keep that sense of innocence... it goes. And so it is gone. And we move on. Christmas still holds it's magic, and it's love, and it's family and faith, and it still holds Santa. Just in a different way.
So Ho Ho Ho. Christmas season is upon us . Let's enjoy!

Design Team
Here is an exciting announcement, that I am proud of! I was asked to be on a Design Team for ScrapTiffany! I'm excited and honoured, and I'm looking forward to a great deal of fun and inspiration. Please drop by and have a look! You won't be sorry. Awesome stuff! Come and check out the Scrap Tiffany Site . You won't be disappointed.

A New layout!

Here's a little layout I put together! Hope you like it. Thanks for looking!


happydays525 said...

Awesome layout! =)

vtpuggirl said...

Just starting the magic of Santa here! Beautiful page and huge congrats on your new DT! Enjoy it!

nancy said...

Simply gorgeous layout... love the bubbles!

Rebekah said...

Sandie!!! I MISS YOU!!!

Sandie said...

Beck????? GIRL. Holy Cow. I miss you TONS more. Where are you. How are you... How's Cole? What's new. Please get ahold of me. Email me. Big hugs!

Tracey Locher said...

Hi Sandie! I stopped by to let you know that you were randomly chosen and WON my Rusty Christmas "New Follower" RAK! A pic and description are up on my blog as well as my email so you can send me your mailing address.

On a side note, I read your post about Santa... I know EXACTLY how you feel... however, since we have a 19, 17 and 5 year old, we still have several more years of "youthful magic" here... and actually the older ones are (usually) refreshingly playful with the traditions, too... yes, we still put out cookies, read "THE" story, write the letter... and so many more traditions! Your thoughts were very well put! And, congrats on the new team!

Have a WONDERFUL week, Sandie!
Tracey Locher

Amy said...

congrats on the new team!