Monday, December 24, 2012

Winter Wishes...

And so Christmas Eve is upon us... and also a time when one cannot help but look back over the last year and wonder where the time has gone too. I think we all will have been through many highs and lows and both the straight and crooked paths.
As I quickly changed my clothes, again, after a little faux pas from a feisty baby Ruby, I struggled to make it to the church service on time. I became very flustered and just wanted to stay home. But when I arrived the carols where in full flow, the candles twinkling and the words Peace on Earth were being sung. I saw the delight in Ruby's eyes, took a deep breath and just embraced the moment.
Whatever the day, month or year, whatever life brings, I want to learn to be more and more grateful for all I do have. Life itself can sometimes get in the way of living! My life has been changed forever by the arrival of my baby girl and I am thankful that she is teaching me to live moment by moment. Just as she is doing here during her very first encounter with Christmas lights...
I have also had a fabulous year being on the best Design Team ever! Huge thanks to Simon Says Stamp for giving me such a wonderful opportunity and thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged my art and blog. I look forward to another year of inky antics and creativity with you all!
Have a truly blessed, wonderful and fantastic festive time. Enjoy the holidays in your own special way, wherever you are.
With love,
Sarah.

20 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, look at Ruby - she is what Christmas is all about. Hope you have a wonderful first Christmas with her and a very Happy New Year too. xx

Elizabeth said...

The look of delight and wonder on Ruby's reminds us that Christmas can be so special when the children are young! And look, she's sitting up! Isn't she growing :)

Wishing you a magical Christmas and a wonderful 2013. Elizabeth xx

Laura said...

Aw! Look at her little face!
Happy Christmas Sarah
x

Redanne said...

Oh enjoy every single moment Sarah, they grow up so quickly. We have Christmas with our new little Evie (6 weeks old) and cannot wait. It has been a real pleasure seeing all your wonderful creations this year. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Sweet Sarah....what an absolutely precious picture of your sweet little Ruby. There is nothing more beautiful than the sweet innocence of a child...especially at Christmas time. :) My Christmas wish for you and your family is that you continue to be blessed. I am so happy to see that you are taking in each little moment Ruby. You blink your eyes and Ruby will be all grown. Enjoy each day with her. :) Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! <3 Candy

Annie said...

What a beautiful pic of your gorgeous little girl. My how she has grown. Really hope you have a wonderful Christmas with everything that makes you happy.
Hugs,
A x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful images and love the one of your baby girl and her christmas lights! A very blessed Christmas to you and your family!

Sandra said...

What a sweetie that Ruby is! Adorable picture of her with the lights! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Sandra

Twiglet said...

Wonderful pic of Ruby! Happy Christmas! x Jo

pearshapedcrafting said...

A lovely picture of your beautiful Ruby! Have a very Happy Christmas! Chrisx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful picture of your little girl Sarah.

Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy ,Healthy and Creative 2013.

Greetings Janny

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous photo of Ruby there. Was hoping you would show us a lovely picture at Christmas!
Merry Christmas Sarah and I hope you and your family have a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Hugs
xx

JoZart said...

What a beautiful picture of Ruby and it shows her utter delight.Enjoy every minute of Christmas and may it be happy and peaceful.
Love Jo x

Dan said...

Sarah, what a lovely photo of Ruby! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Anita Houston said...

That photo of Ruby is a prize winner! Gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Marjie Kemper said...

Merry Christmas, Sarah! Love that pic of Ruby with the lights... it's magical. Wishing you and yours a VERY merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year!

Peggy Parker said...

A post we can all benefit from - and what a lovely, delightful look on Ruby's face!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

A beautiful Christmas display and Ruby looks so adorable! :)

Happy Holidays!
*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Terry said...

Hey there dear Sarah, Ruby looks amazing with all the fabulous chrismas lights, I hope you and your family had a lovely time with Christmas and for the NEW YEAR I wish you nothing but the best. Huge hugs Terry xxxx

Claudine C. said...

What an amazing picture of Ruby! She is adorable.