Monthly Archives: December 2012

Magic and Hope and Your Wildest Dreams

{My apologies! This post was scheduled to be published on New Years Day.} There’s always a Christmas story to tell, isn’t there? A perfect moment, a hope or a dream, a plan, a subsequent plan {big grin-I’m good at these!}… A thoughtful gift… An unexpected gift… Sometimes, even the hoped-for gift. Sometimes, {especially} the hoped-for […]

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Suzanne - January 6, 2013 - 1:58 am

It’s funny how making
their dreams come true
can make our own hearts
sing like there is no tomorrow….!

Hope your 2013 has been
wonderful, so far. Your
family is beautiful : )

xo Suzanne

becky - January 6, 2013 - 2:31 am

I love this post. Nothing like getting your kids what they really really want. So fun. You’re a good momma. Hope you’re having a ball on your trip. I’m dying to see those pics.

Southern Gal - January 6, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Sweet surprises. They are always so much fun when they are truly unexpected. Good job.

Danielle - January 6, 2013 - 1:13 pm

I just love the bokeh over the coffee ;)….very festive and colorful photos.

Mitzi - January 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

I love how you set them up to not be disappointed and then came through in the end. I can only imagine the joy and excitement felt by all when they discovered those “special” gifts in their stockings! Beautiful post!

Kathy - January 6, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Bokeh steam??!!?? Seriously??!!??? I’m in love!

1440 {24} :: Aja

All the things that Isis is, Aja {pronounced “Asia”} is the opposite. She is a worker bee. A herder. A protector. She is busy, busy, busy. And at 8, she is just learning how to let us love on her. Asa is a pound puppy rescue that my son chose when he was ten. He […]

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Dina@4LettreWords - December 28, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Wow, Patty…I had an Aja for many years, tho she was a cat. I’ve never known anyone else to use that spelling. (From Steely Dan?) Love it.

Mitzi - December 28, 2012 - 2:08 pm

What a wonderful story of your pups. Beautiful image!

Stephanie - December 28, 2012 - 2:26 pm

I love this shot! Your dogs are adorable and your Christmas tree is so pretty!

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - December 28, 2012 - 2:42 pm

What a sweet pup!

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride - December 28, 2012 - 3:28 pm

What a sweet image!

JoAnn - December 29, 2012 - 3:15 pm

my great grandfather’s name was ciba. I never met him, but it made me happy to see his name there, right out of the blue. It’s a rare one you know, so i don’t stumble across it often. And I love my dog. I hated the yorkie we had before my Great Dane, so maybe I’m only a big dog person.

Danielle - December 30, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Life would have a little less joy in it if it weren’t for our pets. They bring us hours of entertainment and lovely wet sloppy kisses…much like our daughter when she was younger 😉


 This creature.  Simple. Loving. Loyal. Empathetic. Affectionate. Playful. Easy. Happy. We could all stand to learn a lesson or two from her. *** Show Off Your Shot Click and Submit * This and That * There are 1440 minutes in every day… 1440 opportunities to capture a moment of beauty. What moment of beauty did […]

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Amy @ The Avery House - December 27, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Isis is lovely! I often times think the exact same thing that I could definitely learn a lesson or two from my own sweet fur babies!

Laurie @ Pride in Photos - December 27, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Yes, we all could learn a lesson or two…totally agree. I had to laugh though…my post today is about the same thing only with my baby grandson♥ Great minds think alike☺ Have a great day.

Molly - December 27, 2012 - 3:16 pm

You missed out beautiful. She is a very handsome creature


Pat - December 27, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Looks like he’s happy with what Santa brought!

tinajo - December 27, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Very sweet dog! :-)

Caitlin - March 1, 2013 - 1:14 pm

What a precious pup!

1440 {24} :: Aja » Finding Serendipity - December 28, 2012 - 12:26 pm

[…] the things that Isis is, Aja {pronounced “Asia”} is the opposite. She is a worker bee. A herder. A […]

merry christmas

So much to wish you this Christmas day! From my family to yours, wishing you A glittery day of delight… Sprinkled with colorful, Joyful surprises Abundant blessings And sweet memories To tuck away and preserve Until next year. Merry, merry Christmas! *****

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Julia - December 25, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Thank you for your post-
I love the glitter
and the ornaments-my Mom had some of those EXACT ornaments on our tree. She has been gone for more years than I care to recall and so have those ornaments. I think this was her way of sending me a Merry Christmas, I Love You today :-)
I needed that :-)
Merry, Merry Christmas~
Thank you again for sharing-

Amy @ The Avery House - December 27, 2012 - 1:45 am

Merry Christmas Patty! I love your beautiful captures of Christmas! Those vintage ornaments are so dreamy! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful last week of 2012 and a great start to 2013! xoxo

1440 {23} :: Missing Home

Even as I type this, snowflakes begin to fall in the south. It’s not that often that I miss living in the north, but Christmas always brings an internal pull to home. I imagine that most of us feel that way, a longing for the surroundings that return us to our youth, to a time […]

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Danielle - December 21, 2012 - 1:11 pm

All that snow!!!! It is lovely to look at but I still prefer our balmy Florida winters 😉

MG Atwood - December 21, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Lovely images and strong stirring words.

Dina@4LettreWords - December 21, 2012 - 1:35 pm

2 years ago we had snow on Christmas day in GA! You never know. :)

Gorgeous shots, Patty. Sure hope y’all have a very Merry Christmas!

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - December 21, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Oh I am so ready for snow up here! This rain is just not pretty!

Gina - December 21, 2012 - 2:58 pm

So well said & what a gorgeous place!

Amy - December 21, 2012 - 3:27 pm

I love this post and these beautiful photos! Merry Christmas!

Tiaras & Tantrums - December 21, 2012 - 3:44 pm

I’ve always lived in the midwest and I guess can’t imagine the holidays without snow – BUT – I would love to try it!

missing moments - December 21, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Lovely words and photos … but even being a midwest girl … the warmth of the beach always calls to me.

Ewa "Mom Photographer" - December 21, 2012 - 9:30 pm

ah the snow! it all looks so good in the picture 😉

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