Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Memories

Wow what a whirlwind of a weekend it has been around here. 
 Besides the 100 mph winds and the cold, I have been so busy getting ready for the one Christmas Bazaar that I will be participating in.
 The bazaar ran all day Saturday and Sunday and it was packed.
 I tell ya I wish  I could be in a show everyday of the week, I enjoy it so.  
The artists that attend and participate in this events were just amazing, so talented, sharing and kind.
I was blushing red with all the complements I was getting regarding my work
 and all the encouragement to keep going and not to give up on my art.  
When I got home Sunday night I was beat in a good way.  
It felt great to end my day with a big exhausted smile on my face.
I just want to send out a big "Thank You", to all those who came to the bazaar both buyers and sellers.  Thank you for giving so freely of your heart and your encouragement.  
You strengthen me and give me hope and direction.

I really needed this weekend to get me going in the right direction
and pulled out of my Christmas funk.

I don't know why but this Christmas season has been a real hard one for me.
Maybe it's because my family is divided between Oregon and Utah this year.
My heart just has not been in it this year. 
 I see all the beautiful blogs showing their Christmas Cheer and Decor, and I just get tired and overwhelmed.
But after this weekend I think the Christmas bug has finally found me.
Although its a bit late I did go out and buy a Christmas Tree today.
I chose a white pre-lite tree this year and am a bit excited to get it decorated.

I wanted a silvery white tree that reminded me of the one my Grandma Garcia use to have.
Although hers was move silver than white it turned and had such a beautiful glitter to it.
I looked for a picture of the tree before I went shopping for my tree
but could not find one.  
I did however find some great pictures of Santa, my sister, my cousin and me.

This is my sister, she is so cute with her braid and bangs and in her PJ's.
She's still beautiful, so put together and my best friend.

My little cousin Calvin Lee, we all called him Lee, Lee growing up.  
I just love the boots and vest, what a sweetie.
Although he is all grown up and moved away he will always be in so many of my childhood memories.

And then there's me, I look like I just woke up. 
 I was 2 1/2 in this picture and believe it or not I remember this night
 and Santa visiting my Grandparents House.  
This was also the last Christmas that I would share with my Grandma Garcia. 

Oh how I loved those Christmas's as a child with Santa jingling his bells
as he walked up the drive and in the front door.
This tradition was carried on with my own children by their Grandpa Garcia.
Although my dad was a big bad biker, we always had a 
Santa at Christmas time.
There was nothing better than seeing my dad sit on Santa's lap.
I know I have a picture somewhere.
I am so thankful for my dad and all the efforts he made to make each 
Christmas a special one.
I hope that my children can look back on their Christmas with as much
joy and happiness as I do.
And although I will not have my little Christmas Jax here with me 
this year,

 I know he'll be here in the 
New Year
 I will always have my memories of my dad him with me in my heart.

Merry Christmas Dad, I love you!!

I'm so lucky to have such amazing Christmas memories and even more blessed
to be able to make more with my family.
I love you sweet family all of you
 both near or far, weather it be in Oregon or Los Vegas.  
 On the East or West side of town
you are all in my heart always.

Thanks to my blogging family as well for 
sharing all of your Christmas wishes and memories.


Cheryl said...

I am obvioulsy having a really emotional morning this morning cause you made me cry, a lot! That was a lovely post and the photos of you and your sister are adorable.


Bohemian said...

Dear Debbie... Loved the Nostalgia pixs of you and siblings on Santa's Lap... and the rebel pix of your Dad, what a handsome Guy he is!

I can relate to the tired and overwhelmed feeling, especially during Holiday whirlwind of activities and obligations. And this is the first year that except for The Man and those Family Members living under our roof, everyone else that is Family now lives outside of Arizona. *sob* So I can most definitely relate to missing all the Loved ones we cannot be with during the Holidays. One reason I start early with decor and Gift buying is so that I can intentionally create some "down time" for myself to revel in the Magic and Enchantment that is Christmas and Spiritually Connect to the Lord during this most Holy time. I find that when I enter into His Rest it refreshes, renews and restores me so that I have more of an inner Peace and relaxed Joy. I Pray that you continue to move towards feeling positive, encouraged and have a profound energy that will give you all of the strength, creativity and inspiration you require! Thanks for stopping by... yes, I was captivated by that Antique Doll as well even though I don't collect them, she was Lovely and displayed so Beautifully that I had to at least come away with her Image to share. *Winks*

God Bless... Dawn... The Bohemian

rkbsnana said...

Debbie, Jax is so cute in his reindeer antlers and little red nose. And I have loved the picture of your "biker" dad ever since I saw it posted earlier. I have used the same term "overwhelmed" to describe my Christmas spirit this year. I'm sure it will catch up with me soon.

Debbie said...

Love this post friend, all your adorable Christmas pictures with Santa touched my heart. I'm so glad you still have all those wonderful photos & memories...I LOVE Christmas!!!

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