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#MerryChristmas 2014

Merry Christmas to all!  Happy Holidays!

When we woke up this morning, Santa had eaten the special cupcakes that Ale had made for him, plus a bite of the frosted cookies.  He even drank some of the Vitamin Water (zero) to keep him going! 🙂

Cupcakes for Santa
Cupcakes for Santa
Almost Midnight
Almost Midnight


Let us not forget the reason for the season: Jesus’ birth.  Below this picture shows a relic that is supposedly from the inn of the fabled Nativity.  I am not sure if you believe in relics, but I believe strongly in the power of symbol.  So this is just plain cool.



Christmas morning met us early (6:30am!) with the boys (desperately) calling us out of bed…Can’t really blame them, there were gifts to be opened!  However, the coolest part of the morning is that they wanted us to our gifts FIRST! 🙂   They were so sweet!  These small moments make Life Beautiful!

Christmas Morning!


We hope you enjoy your holidays!

Warm Wishes for a peaceful holiday!



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Christmas Holidays 2014


It has been a long year with sweet moments scattered about here and there.  It’s the sweet spots that make it worthwhile.  We wish you all a warm and wonderful Holiday Season.  Best wishes for a prosperous and peaceful 2015.

#lifeisbeautiful  #MerryChristmas  #HappyHolidays


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Christmas Magic

See the star in the pomegranate?  And you know when you cut an apple in half (horizontally) you can see a star too…actually I am pretty sure many fruits are like that.  If we cut the earth in half would we see a star?  Which brings me to the reason for the post:  Merry Christmas everyone!

The Christmas Season has its own magic…you can feel it in the air and all the disgruntled drivers and shoppers in the world cannot take it away.  Of course– I wrote “Christmas Season” and entitled the post, “Christmas Magic” and well, that is what it is now…but this season is much more ancient than the 1700 year old celebration we have had since the Church doctors set up Christmas to be celebrated during December.  Christ’s birth is not noted in the Bible.  Two of the possibilities about why Dec. 25th was chosen for Christmas have been stated as either the Church’s decision to add nine months from his death assuming that was also his conception (?) or putting it during the time of many pagan (Roman) festivals such as Saturnalia and, of course, the time of the winter solstice (which Romans celebrated on Dec. 25th).

I just have to say that I think the Church Doctors at the Nicene Council (which include one such converted pagan leader) were brilliant for having selected December for his birth.

Anyway, the best magic of this season is the fact that there can be the promise of birth in the middle of a season of death and dormancy.  And I have been thinking that death has its own special kind of magic too, but that is a topic for another post.

May you have a winter season full of Comfort and Joy!

Be Merry!