Christmas is coming together nicely

Thank goodness! When I look back on last year, where I was, how I was feeling, this year is a whole new pile of joyful. Last year, we were still stuck in the apartment, hoping for a damn house, and wishing to decorate. This year, we have settled into the house and we get to decorate and see our girls and we’re happy in our new state.

The decorations inside and outside are coming together nicely.

Christmas in California

Emily has found her home within the decorations …

Emily under the tree

And we got to enjoy a gloriously cold night on the edge of the Pacific …

Christmas in Cali

while boats lit with Christmas lights float by …

Christmas parade

and we stroll home to palm trees lit up for the holiday …

Christmas palm trees

Too funny. Hard to match this against a Colorado Blue Spruce, but we weren’t in 9 degrees below zero either – it was comfortably above freezing and that’s kinda nice.

fourteenergirl Written by:

A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!


  1. Ellen Lukasik
    December 10, 2013

    What fun! So glad you’re acclimating.

    Marry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  2. Ellen Lukasik
    December 10, 2013

    I could have sworn that I typed Merry But it came out Marry. Sigh!

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