Last year’s resolution: Draw & document images for my daughter Jade.
I’m really proud I accomplished last year’s vision.
I wasn’t sure if my project would ever get off the ground.
I had a backlog of images & it took a long to time to photograph everything.
I’m glad WordPress has the technology and helped me reach my goal.
It’s been such a joy creating this project and I hope to continue for some time.
Thanks to my wife, all my friends, and my extended family for their love & support.
Happy New Year to everyone.
May you all have peace, love and prosperity in 2013.
Three is such a wonderful age and Jade has been fascinated by our Christmas tree.
Our family stares at the lights for hours and we talk about the all different ornaments.
There are a few gifts under the tree and Jade likes guessing what they are.
It’ll be so fun around the tree and finally unwrapping our presents.
“Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.”
~ Christina G Rossetti
Okay, maybe not July — but my wife was adamant about an early tree.
Our daughter Jade is 3 and these might be her first Christmas memories. Needless to say, we’re super excited. But there was a little issue about the tree …
When I was young, our family had a REAL tree and it had a lifespan of around 3 weeks. Because of this, our tree would be up 2 weeks before Christmas and we’d take it down after the new year. Ever since then, December 12th just FEELS right for setting up the family tree.
In Canada, some stores set up Christmas trees the day after Halloween (November 1). For me, this is WAAAAAY too early. For my wife, this sounded like a GREAT idea.
All November, we wrestled about Christmas tree dates. I was holding out for December 1st. Finally, we reached a compromise with November 25th — one month before Christmas. The convincing argument was United States didn’t have Thanksgiving until November 22nd. How can we celebrate Christmas before the USA celebrates Thanksgiving ???
I still feel “wrong” setting up a tree in November … but at least there’s peace in our home.