Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry and Bright


Photo 52, Week 51:  Merry and Bright

Do you see that?  My friend Carla knows me so well!  
She gave me chocolate from around the world.
Pretty sure nothing could have made me merrier,
and it certainly is bright!
How did you know that was this week's theme, Carla?
You must be an angel.  ;-)


I do love how festive things look at this time of year,


beginning at home…




and also out and about.


Not only the sights, but the sounds,
a perfect combination.


Lee and I slipped away to attend a sing along Handel's Messiah.
We've been to several over the years, and it takes my breath away every time.


This does too.  
(Next time, tripod.) 
(We were already running late.)


This, my friends, is a snow bank close up.


And then there is the mall version of merry and bright.


It lasted five minutes, but hey.


We stopped to see this on the way home.
We can see it from the highway every year.
There on the left is Ben.  With shorts on.


Because nothing says merry and bright
like a kid who is establishing his manhood
by weathering winter without wearing anything warm.


The Advent calendar reminds us that there is still a little time left
but as always there is much to do.

May your days be merry and bright.
May your Christmas be white if you want it to be.
May the inn of your heart
find room for Emmanuel,
God with us.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sweet words, Tracy. Glad you liked the gift!


Anonymous said...

I love reading and especially love that Ben is repping my Auburn Tigers!
Hope he saw the Kick-6 on Nov 30 as well as The Miracle in Jordan-Hare on Nov 17
Watch for Skip and me in Pasadena! Merry Christmas to you all
Cathy Benton

Deanna said...

Looks like your holiday is quite festive. Hope you and your family enjoy a very Merry & Blessed Christmas!!

Diwakar said...

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