Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Wishes

May your holidays be blessed...


with interesting visitors...

...lots of sweetness...

...and faithful old
friends.


Wishing you a little fun...

(Bennie's cousins long ago, Michigan.)

Wishing you a little adventure...


...but PLEASE no mishaps...
...no, that's not Tiny Tim's crutch...

...it's mine.
(My parents' house, Christmas 2000,
the Christmas of the broken toe.
)


Wishing you
your own kind of miracles...

time to chill...

...to kick back.


Wishing you lots of
snow...

...well maybe not
this much.


May there be a snowman on your tree...

...and one clearing a path for you.

May your eyes be open...

...WIDE open to wonder.


Wishing you bear hugs....


...little gifts that fit you...

...some surprises of course.


May you experience childlike joy...

...no matter your age...

and I really mean that.


Wishing you peace in your world...

and in your heart.

LOVE FROM SANTA FE,
San

97 comments:

Velvet Ginger said...

Wow! Beautiful snow pics, I saw on the news you were really getting it!!! Wonderful family pics old & new. lovely southwestern decorations too!
I always love reading your blog & I can't believe I am the first to comment...I was happy to see you visited mine, I have missed you!
MERRY CHRISTMAS Fellow Desert Creature!

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful, San. Will ``speak'' to you before Christmas but I want you to know how much I enjoyed this.

Can you tell us, one day, about the Christmas of the broken toe?

Please?

Lee said...

Fantastic, San! The way you put together this Christmas Card made it personal for me, and probably all the rest of your readers too. I'll take all of those wishes and send them right back with love and joy!

Merry Christmas, San! And a Happy, Happy New Year!

Love,
Lee

CoyoteFe said...

San -

Utterly charming! You have (naturally) the BEST ornaments! Not to mention world view. All those wishes you sent out, shall come back ten-fold (in this "10" year). Merry Christmas with light, comfort and joy to you.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

What wonderful Christmas wishes and photographs! San, you have brought joy to me this evening!
Thank you!

May all of the Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy of these Holy days be with you and yours!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh San, I'm so glad that you posted this wonderful Christmas post! I hope your Christmas is filled with love and laughter, cheer and good companions...
love and Merry Christmas
Sandi and Mac

~Babs said...

Great photos,,,heard you'd had snow!
Love those of your kids,,,and you kids!

Merry Christmas Blessings on you and yours, Sante Fe San!

b2 said...

Back at 'ya, sweet girl! Great pics, lovely message, beautiful soul. You're such a blessing. I hope this is the Merriest ever for the Merideths. XOXOXO

Lori Skoog said...

San...well done! You are just too clever. Loved seeing all the photos...they tell me a lot about you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. You have motivated me to do a card for my Journal.
Lori

Maggie May said...

That was a lovely post, San..... many thanks and I will take all your wishes but not the snow, thank you all the same...... not something I like except on your pictures.
Happy Christmas, San! Many all your wishes come true for you.

indicaspecies said...

This is a beautiful Christmas post San. Such lovely words and interesting photographs!

I wish you joy, peace and good cheer during this season. Have a great time.

- celine

Moannie said...

Happy Christmas! Have just found you through the POTD and David's. What a lovely idea. Really capturing all that Christmas is about. I shall return.

jsd said...

Thank you so much for a lovely holidy wish and many returns to you and yours.

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on Post of the Day Nomination! Merry Christmas, again!
Sandi

The Moody Minstrel said...

Wonderful pics, as usual!

I especially appreciate the cookies with the oh, so appropriate words on them!

EVIL...SUGAR IS EVIL...
IT'S POSSESSING ME...
MUST EAT SUGAR!!!!!
(And MEAT...)

lime said...

marvelous. and i wish you all the same in return. I hope your holidays are wonderful in every way possible. what a wonderful set of photos with such lovely words attached.

merry christmas!

Carol said...

Thank you, San.

Phun photos, merry memories, and warm, wonderful wishes.

Much peace, love and joy to you this holiday season and always.

Celebration of Life said...

Merry Christmas San, to you and yours! This is a beautiful post! Congratulations on POTD! This is truly a very lovely holiday post!
Love ya!
Jo

sukipoet said...

San this is such a beautiful post. I wish all those things back at you too. I'm assuming that doll baby with the big eyes is you! Your kids are sweet doll babies too, now all grown up. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. I appreciate your kindness. Oh yes, a vote from me re: broken toe story. Happy Holiday, suki

Sparkling Red said...

Lurvely! I particularly like that cow-shaped gingerbread cookie with the sad face, labelled "BEEF". I don't know what the in-joke was there, but it tickles my funny bone.

San said...

Rubye Jean, we're having a meltdown today. The New Mexico sun is out and shining.

Merry Desert Christmas to you too!

San said...

David, I'll give you a rain check on the broken toe story. It's far less riveting than you imagine though.

San said...

Lee, I am most happy to catch those boomerang wishes. Thank you!

And have a beautiful Christmas with your family. Safe travels and happy trails...

Love to you.

San said...

Light, comfort, and joy to you too, Fe. Buckets of them!

You have the perfect name to facilitate the transmission of all three.

:-D

San said...

Nick, as ever, your comment has brought me much joy!

Blessed Holy Days to you too. And to Alex of course. I hope Santa Nick is good to him this year.

San said...

Thank you for the bountiful well-wishing, Sandi.

Merry, merry Christmas to you and Mac and the rest of your family!

San said...

Christmas Blessings back at you, Babs! Although I do believe Christmas arrived a little early for your family this year--in the form of Jack.

Safe travels to you...

San said...

b2, thank you for your prodigious wishes for merriment. I hope you and Armand have a relaxing day. If I lived where you do, I would be very tempted to take a walk by the Gulf.

Much love from our house to yours...

San said...

Lori, your Journal is so lovely, I simply cannot wait to see your holiday card. It promises to be heartful. Not a word I guess, but it should be.

San said...

Happy Christmas to you, Maggie May! I know what you mean about the snow. After a time, it gets to be a lot of trouble.

I hope you and your family have a joyous holiday!

San said...

Much joy, peace, and cheer to you too, Celine!

I'm glad you're back from your travels.

San said...

Moanie, I really appreciate your visit. And yes, please return often. The door is wide open.

San said...

JS, it must be simply dazzling in Vermont right now. Stay warm and cozy, and may you enjoy many Christmas blessings with your family.

San said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Sandi. You can't say 'Merry Christmas' too many times!

San said...

Moody, I believe we would need an exorcist to help me shake the sugar possession. Especially this time of the year.

And MEAT does rhyme with EAT.

San said...

Merry Christmas, Lime!

Now that you're getting all of that help in the kitchen, I'm expecting you to post a bounty of holiday treats. Yum.

San said...

Carol, thank you for the greetings and the alliteration. That makes them resonate all the more.

Merry, merry Christmas! And peace to you...

San said...

Jo, thank you!

Merry Christmas to you and your young adults and your beautiful granddaughters. And a hug to Gary (if he's receiving them after surgery).

Love to you...

San said...

Suki, I wish I could claim the identity of the big-eyed doll baby. That's actually my daughter Flannery in her little aviator-style cap. We used to shoot a few pictures of our kids in black and white. It does give a photo kind of an 'aged' look, doesn't it?

I will contemplate how to make the broken toe story interesting. It's actually kind of dull. There has to be some way to spice it up.

Much love and peace to you this Christmas...

San said...

Spark, the BEEF and EAT and EVIL cookies are the brainchild of my daughter. No, she doesn't eat beef.

The Christmas skulls became a tradition in our house a few years ago--we cut them out of Halloween cookie cutters, and my daughter decorates those too. Not that you asked about the Christmas skulls. But they may be my favorite Yuletide treat.

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou San and all those things right back at you! x

San said...

Merry Christmas, Akelamalu. Or should I say, "Mele Kalikimaka"?

paulanm said...

Love

San said...

Love to you too, Paula.

lmerie said...

How nice! Merry Christmas!

Over from David's . . . :)

San said...

Imerie, I'm so pleased you visited.

Please come again, and Merry Christmas!

SandyCarlson said...

That's snow in Santa Fe? Hmmm... What fun.

Thanks for this delightful post and for the good wishes.

And thanks for stopping by my blog. God bless, friend.

Todd said...

Sending peace and blessing to you . . . neighbor!!
Todd in Santa Fe

Raven said...

What a lovely gift to all of us. Thank you. May you and all you love have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.

Meg Wolff said...

San,
What a beautiful wish for Christmas or any time of year. Love the peppers hanging with snow on them.

Jeff B said...

What a great collection of photographs, well wishes and memories. A very Merry Christmas to you as well.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a beautiful photo Christmas greeting from you and your family...the snow covered peppers, fresh baked cookies and wonderful ornaments!Thank you for such a lovely greeting! Peace and joy to your family!
Mary Ann

Jo Beaufoix said...

I loved this San. What a gorgeous family and home you have. And I so want some of that snow. I also love that you decorated your outside tree. Fab.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. xx

Shrinky said...

What a delectable treat, some delicious glimpses of you and yours over the Chrismas season. I hope Santa brings you a sackful of love and delight to share with all your loved ones hon. Merry Christmas!

A.Bananna said...

Merry christmas to you also!!

Loved the pics!

Dianne said...

what a wonderland of photos and delightful wishes

thank you!! this made my day :)

Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Merry Christmas to you too. I like your cheerful holiday pictures. :)

San said...

Sandy, yes we do get snow in Santa Fe. We are in the desert but at a high elevation. Our aquifers depend on the spring runoff, so lots of snow is very good.

Merry Christmas!

San said...

Thank you, Todd, for the peace and blessings. Have a restful winter break.

San said...

And thank you for your lovely wishes, Raven. May Solstice time be restful for you.

San said...

You're right, Meg. We need to be mindful of such things the year round.

Enjoy your holidays and your beautiful family.

San said...

Jeff, it was fun to put the post together--I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

San said...

Peace and joy to you and Pablo, Mary Ann!

The sun is out in full force today. Most of our snow is disappearing, but we do have cookies to console us.

San said...

Jo, thank you so much.

Make merry this coming week. Make merry always!

xo

San said...

Lovely Christmas Carol--"a sackful of love and delight"--thank you for writing my letter to Santa!

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, and a New Year full of possibility!

San said...

Anna, have a great Christmas with your beautiful family!

San said...

Dianne, and now you've made my day!

I hope you're enjoying fun holidays.

San said...

Merry Christmas to you and Doug, Indi!

RiverPoet said...

What a wonderful Christmas card, San. Thanks for your friendship and your readership this year. It's people like you who have pushed me to stretch the envelope.

Looking forward to many more posts together...Peace - D

Alex the Blogging Kat said...

Tank u fir comingz to my bloggie thingie. OK?

U gots berry nice Christiemaz piktures here, OK?

I tellz my hoomin bean dat u sayz dat ur puter thingie wontz letz u seez hiz bloggie thingie. OK?

Silly, nassy puterz! OK?

Happy Christiemaz to u! OK?

katie jane said...

San, thank you so much for this post. It is lovely and much needed at this time. I wish you all the same and more.

murat11 said...

Hey there, sis. Love the Christmas card. Please send snow:

Callin' out around the world,
Are you ready for a brand new beat

Winter's here, and the time is right,
For snowin' in the street...


I am obsessed with getting snow to Tres Leches. Danny Kaye sez he'll help.

Love to you all: paschal

Michele Benjamin RN, MSN said...

I love that San!!!
You are so creative.
I loved the eyes full of wonder!!!!
Hope you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.
sounds like you have the true joy of Christmas in your heart.
Love,
Michele

Casdok said...

And to you too.
Ive already had my christmas miricle!

Lynette said...

Aww San, what a beautiful post so full of amazing photos, and full of love and the spirit of Christmas! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Celebration of Life said...

Have a great week with your kids home. I bet Trudy enjoys the holidays with the kids home for the holidays! Have a great time and happy holidays!

Daryl said...

As always a treat for all the senses .. especially the memories.. so thank you for your words, your art, your caring soul and your friendship.

:-Daryl

Cloudia said...

Celebrate good times COME ON!!
Glad I found you via riverPoet!
Aloha-

Anna said...

Okay San, now that you wished me snow, I am going to get one, lol.
Kidding aside, San you are so precious, your post just blew me away. I take all your wishes, and I thank you for this great blogging year! You have been so kind with your comments, being funny and always around. Wishing you and your family all the best in the new year, and happy blogging. Looking forward to your cool posts in the upcoming year 2009 my friend. Anna :)

Bruno LoGreco said...

:) Merry Christmas San!

CHEWY said...

Merry Christmas!
I wish you good luck in the coming New Year.
A delightful post! (smile)

jameil1922 said...

your daughter looks so much like you! may i NOT have any snow! i've given myself a 2-year reprieve but i know what you meant. lol. your daughter looks so much like you! the pic of your hubby w/the giant bow? fab! lol MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Kim said...

Ooooh, San! We have tons of snow here, snow, cold, more snow, colder, more and more snow...you get my drift? Tee hee...LoL, thanks for the Christmas wishes, the same back atcha!

Lori Witzel said...

Back 'atcha! Merry merry joy joy to you and yours!

Randy said...

Wishing you lots of happiness, peace and love this season.

CrazyCath said...

Peace to you too San. A beautiful post full of warmth and love.

Bruno LoGreco said...

Trust you had a Merry Christmas, San. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays and success for 2009. :)

I kick started the new year with a post about goals - I tagged you in the post.

Happy Holidays!

Velvet Ginger said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas San! I had to look at all your pictures again, wonderful Christmas memories past & present!

A.Bananna said...

Hope you had a great Christmas San!! :0) Happy New year too!!!

Celebration of Life said...

Happy New Year, to you and your family, San.
Love from Wyoming!
Jo

Bruno LoGreco said...

Happy New Year San!!

whimsical brainpan said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas San and Happy New Year!

Peter said...

Hi! What a gallery of love, hope and great xmas cheer to behold. You are indeed blessed. I wish it was xmas all year round! All the best for 2009!

Take Care,
Peter

Anna said...

Hey San, happy healthy blogging new year 2009! Hope all is well. Anna :)

Calamity Jane said...

Hi San! I'm back in the land of the living (well sort of, my brain is still at large somewhere out there). Long time no visit, sorry.Lovely piccies - do you have snow where you live?

Lori Skoog said...

San....I know you need another award...please stop by.
Lori

Diana said...

Great house!!!! Is it straw bale, adobe, or something along those lines? Also, very much love the colors you use for your paintings, just lovely!!!!