Monday, December 26, 2016

So That Was Christmas...

I was up early Christmas morning - before the sun - the house was dark, still and quiet.
I poured a cup of tea and drank it as I wandered around the house.
Santa had come 
and I wanted to enjoy a few minutes by myself, 
looking at my beautiful home and all that I have been blessed with.

I turned all the Christmas lights on and I updated the Christmas countdown snowman,
"0" days until Christmas!

As the sun came up, it's pretty light shined inside the house, making everything more beautiful.

I picked up my camera to capture the magic, so I would never forget it.








I received so many beautiful Christmas cards this year...


Back in the kitchen, 
I sighed a sigh of relief to see there were still some home baked Christmas cookies left.

I never picked up the camera again - but I have a lot of beautiful memories!!

33 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Beautiful sunrise and beautiful home! Christmas is my favorite.

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  3. You captured the quiet beauty of the early morning so well.I can feel the calmness.

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  4. You have it in your heart....
    This was a beautiful post.

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  5. Merry Christmas! Your view of the sunrise is beautiful, such a magical time of the morning!

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  6. On Debbie; these photos are so lovely~ I love the idea of getting up early and just relishing in the warmth of a Christmas morning. I do think it is such a wonderful season to soak in all that it means. I really loved this one. Blessings for a spectacular New Year! Hugs~

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  7. You did a great job with the camera.

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  8. Your Christmas Day looks gorgeous. Merry belated Christmas.

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  9. Dear Debbie!
    Your Christmas is wonderful. Very beautiful all the decorations.
    Great pictures as always.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  10. Oh - so pretty! I love the way you photographed the stillness of Christmas morning. As much as I like to photograph things, I rarely do during family gatherings - I really enjoy just being part of the gathering. Memories are wonderful, too!

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  11. How wonderful to share your Christmas morning, wow what a sunrise to start the wonderful day, your home is just beautiful and the presents so beautifully wrapped, what a lovely day you made for everyone. Wow you did get a lot of cards.
    Wishing you a great week as we get ready to start a new year.

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  12. You had the most wonderful day, your photo's here are so lovely.
    Enjoy the remainder of 2016 ... getting nearer to 2017 each minute!

    All the best Jan

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  13. I LOVE the early Christmas morning - so much peace and warmth and promise. These photos capture that perfectly!

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  14. Only 363 days until CHristmas

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  15. Thank you for sharing this Debbie.I'm sitting here all smiles at the beauty but mostly how you enjoy the house you've made into such a wonderful home.
    Lobe you!

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  16. Thank you for sharing this Debbie.I'm sitting here all smiles at the beauty but mostly how you enjoy the house you've made into such a wonderful home.
    Lobe you!

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  17. Beautiful Christmas...aren't those first alone moments the best:)!

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  18. How wonderful! I'm so sorry I didn't send a card this year, but know that you were, and are!, in my thoughts and prayers +

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  19. Lovely photos! Aren't Christmas cards the best?! I always enjoy sending and receiving them.

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  20. Hi there Debbie, that sunrise shot is just gorgeous. Yes, can imagine how lovely it would've been stepping back and looking at those beautiful Christmasy rooms. You've done a fabulous job in putting it all together, so pretty. Cheers now :D)

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  21. Debbie, these photographs are GORGEOUS!!!
    Your home looks so beautiful, and I am so happy that you had a Christmas to match.
    xo.

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  22. I got a beautiful card from you! Thank you so much. I am so glad you had a nice Christmas. Everything is just beautiful.

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  23. It is really nice to get up on Christmas morning and the house is quiet. Just gives oneself time to embrace the day before the celebrations and conversations begin in earnest.

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  24. Very pretty post and the most peaceful time of the day isn't it? Your decorations are so pretty and you wrap presents beautifully!! Quiet time in the morning is so nice.

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  25. It's such a magical time that you have shared so beautifully. Everything looks so pretty and peaceful. I love those quiet moments before the day begins. I hope your Christmas was wonderful. xo Karen

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  26. Thank you for sharing your quiet moments on Christmas with us. Your home looks beautiful and festive.

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  27. Lovely post. And your home was definitely dressed for Christmas! Thank you for sharing! Sure does go by quickly, doesn't it? Aloha!

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  28. Your home is beautiful all decked out for Christmas! I love trees on the tray. I love all shapes and sizes of trees. You mentioned not picking up your camera after these pictures. I think sometimes we miss the joy of the moment when we have a camera in our face. I took a few of my grandsons opening presents and that was it. Sometimes memories are enough! Wishing you a Happy Mew Year!

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  29. It's a beautiful home -- I NEVER (or almost never) get family pictures ... I'm always too busy having fun and I don't take good people shots anyway. But as you correctly say, the memories are there.

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  30. So lovely! I need a place for my Christmas cards like that!

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