Dec 24

Happy Holidays to all!



There are countless holiday moments to savor, but there is one in particular that I look forward to each year. Once all the wrapping is done, the annual reading of The Grinch and The Night Before Christmas is finished, and the boys are encased in their dreams of Santa and bulging stockings, my husband and I take a moment for ourselves. With nothing to light the room except the soft glow emanating from the Christmas tree, we sit close together on the couch, fingers intertwined, and soak in the quiet and reverence of the moment.

In that pocket of frozen time, a feeling of well-being and quiet joy washes over me like a gentle, warm wave. When the inevitable chaos of daily life muddles my mind, I try to step back to this moment….a snapshot of true happiness and contentment. Surrounded by family, Christmas is a day to celebrate those relationships that sustain us each day, but are often the ones we tend to take for granted. It is a reminder to nurture those bonds and appreciate what we have, in spite of and because of the imperfections. My family, my friends…to me, they are what the holidays are truly about.

I appreciate all of you, my readers and friends, and wish you many moments of joy and contentment over the holidays.

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1 ♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) December 24, 2010 at 11:00 am

Happy Holidays to you too!!


2 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) December 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Wishing you and your family the merriest of holiday seasons!


3 Kathy - Panini Happy December 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Wishing you a very merry Christmas too, Dara!


4 Amy | She Wears Many Hats December 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Sending sweet wishes of a very Merry Christmas your way!


5 Cookin' Canuck December 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Alessandra, Lydia, Kathy & Amy – Thank you! I hope each of you have a wonderful holiday.


6 theFromagette December 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Merry Christmas Dara!!!!


7 jen cheung December 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Passion4Food here to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. May 2011 bring you lots of happiness and friendship. Have an awesome day with your love ones!!

jen @


8 marla December 27, 2010 at 2:37 am

So sweet & I am very grateful to be your friend :) xo


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