holiday mad adorableness

So that impossibly gorgeous married couple I know so well because the wife is my darling daughter #1 shared a picture of themselves from a holiday party this weekend.

Naturally I grabbed a copy of it for myself; after I shouted, “Stop being so adorable!” Because, really, they are just too damn adorable. I wish I was that adorable! This shot really would be a perfect holiday card except for the fact that their even more perfectly adorable children aren’t in the picture.

Of course, that will not do because they are my perfectly adorable grand babies and they absolutely must be featured in their holiday cards.

Hollie and Ben, naturally, agree and they asked me to help them get the perfect holiday card photo.

You can’t imagine the fun.

Then again…

Meanwhile, the much-coveted Scarborough Family Circus Holiday cards are here and ready to send out.

Let me know if you want one.

light despite all the darkness

Daniel came home last night after school, the orthodontist, the dentist, tutoring and Tae Kwon Do…yeah THAT kind of crazy day…to find all The Big Top Christmas Crazy was up just as he hoped for. Well, almost all of it as he discovered one more of his ornaments not yet hung on the tree.

And when I imagined that there couldn’t possibly be room, he found room..

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu

commence countdown

Let the countdown commence!


Today is the end of another NaPhoPoMo and I am happy to have managed to share a photo each day.

A sharp eye will spy Karen Warlord’s The Beauty of Different in the background. Kind of perfect that it is there. Thank you, Karen, for the inspiration this month.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ~ Seneca

until Winter Break

A little decking of the halls and then off she goes, back to school.

It’s always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice cream sandwiches. ~ Lemony Snicket

Miss her already. But it’s only 18 days until Winter Break. Perhaps I shall save some more decking for her to do then; and perhaps she will return with some ice cream sandwiches.


letting it rain

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It rained today. Us thirsty folk here in California get very excited when it rains these days because of the extended severe drought so we do silly things like celebrate…because it’s raining!!!

It rained today, So why not put up one of The Big Top Christmas trees?

And so I did.

And if that isn’t reason enough, Jodie is coming home for Thanksgiving tonight.