Dreaming of a White December

I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to blog alongside some very talented ladies. Our theme this month is WHITE but here, we have not even had a hint of a white Christmas! I look forward to following this circle along and living vicariously.

Our holidays always open with the Nutcracker. This year, we had an Elf in the family.

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The weather has felt a lot more British, so we stepped out London-style.

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One of our favorite Advent traditions is counting down the days to Christmas with chocolate advent calendars. We keep them on a ledge during the day which leads to some hilarious efforts to get them down at night. My oldest says “the best part? We [have two calendars so we] don’t even have to share!”

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I would be thrilled to have you follow along with more of my work here and keep do a look out for a very exciting announcement coming soon!

This post is part of a collaborative blog circle, so please follow the link on to my very talented friend Kellie of Kellie Brindley Photography!

The Artists Inspired Blog Circle is made up of an exceptionally talented group of photographers from all walks of life, from all over the world. They are wives, mothers, friends, daughters and visual storytellers who draw from their own experiences to create art that is inspiring, unique, beautiful and thought-provoking.

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Christmas Lights

The fabulous group Share Six, headed by Sharleen Stuart, kindly asked me to blog with them again for a final year-end collaborative project. I was so thrilled to be their Featured Artist for the month of September (see interview here) that I happily joined in again. And the subject? One of my favorites- bokeh! I love the magical look of out of focus light, and what better time to enjoy that than the holidays! In this area, we are still on the cusp of bokeh season, as people are just putting out their holiday lights. I did document the beginnings of our festivities with all of that beautiful light- here are six!

Watching the ice skaters downtown

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window shopping

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the window display of our favorite local bakery

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viewing the holiday lights

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to all a good night

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Wishing you and yours PEACE, JOY and LOVE this holiday season!

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This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my fellow blogger Kim Sidwell Photography and see what she has for you this month! Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared- I cannot wait to see it myself!