Is it just me, or did December really take the record for the fastest month of 2013?
The best Christmas present I received was having my mother agree to move closer to me...which meant I was able to share the holiday with her, my husband, and all of my kids.
Just what I wanted.
Here are a few images I captured over the month that I don't think I've shared with you yet...
My neighbor decorated a juniper tree on our dirt road. It was covered in vintage ornaments.
Naturally, I had to stop and snap some photos.
Door prizes were given at our church Christmas party.
I didn't win one, but I did bring home this collection of sparkling bokeh.
In honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our church had a tamale dinner following Mass, with yummy, colorful pan dulce.
I'm becoming more of a minimalist when it comes to decorating my house.
But these pewter plates Tom gave me will always be pulled from the box and put on display.
I did a lot of baking this year.
My Texas-shaped gingerbread and pumpkin bread were big hits.
I came within a jingle bell of being one of those elves.
That is my spiral hat, though.
Homes on tour were decked out for the holidays. I admit what I like best about the first one below is the painting of the old blue truck.
A dear friend and his wife sent these ornaments with their Christmas cards. It hangs in a place of honor right beside the photo of my parents.
(Yes, my tree is still up!)
Wishing all of you much peace!