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Consciously taking notice of the gifts each day places in our path.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” R. W. Emerson

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Beginning...

How do I know you ask? Well, my season always begins with my favorite boy in the world. My best Christmas present ever. My boy turns 22 today!!! Happy Birthday Joe! Love you forever, love you for always. He is now a senior in college approaching graduation with degrees in Neuroscience and Biology. Time does truly fly.I also know because I got to open my first matchbox today. A little piece of loveliness created by Stephanie of Crowns and Pearls. Is this a happy way to celebrate the first day of December or what?
Inside was a teensy glittery candy cane and a copy of the legend of the candy cane. Sweet, no?
Ornaments are sneaking out of boxes and and are found hanging in unusual places.
Small trees are sprouting from picnic baskets.
This is how I know the season is upon us. I have to get a move on so I can contain all of this merriment.

Have a day full of magic and memories, P.
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9 comments:

Lynn said...

Aaawww, I know that book, "I'll love you forever!"
What a cute little guy, he was!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Hello, Pam! Long time no read...I know...I've missed you and your family and your photos and your decorations! How's the new dog? Abandonment issues all gone? Happy birthday to Joe. ~Mindy

trash talk said...

Sweet yes! Happy birthday to you both. I love when the kids have a birthday...I think I should get to celebrate too...after all, I was there!
You have such amazing children. How proud you must be of them and yourself...oh and Receipts! 'Course you and I are two of a kind...we'd be proud if they were ragpickers...like us!
Debbie

Maison Douce said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy (man!), what a great way to start the season!!!
Isabel

Sue said...

What ADORABLE dimples! Happy birthday, Joe! (My baby is also 22and everytime I read her that book, I would tear up!)

How about those Bengals, Pam???

What a FUN year this one has been!

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, Joe!! Sweet photo. What a hoot to see the advent matchbox I created featured on your blog today!

Kim said...

I love that matchbox!

Also, I normally am not crazy about music on a blog, but when your Christmas music started up, I was delighted! Great touch.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Happy Birthday lil Joe!
Gosh Pam...I bet you are feeling old like the hills huh? haha The good news is you sure don't look it!!!! yay!

I'm pathetically lonesome for you. I miss our get togethers...I don't think I can wait until next November.

I was just admiring all of my Silver Bella swap stuff and I am so happy that you were a part of my Saint Tag Swap.

I photographed my swaps and posted about them yesterday evening. I just wanted to pop in say thanks for making my Saint Tag Book so pretty!!!!
I love it!!!!

everything vintage

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

Hi Pam thats so sweet about your boy and i know what you mean about trees sprouting.In my house they are popping out of teapots and teacups.you never know where the next will be.