dpp ’11: Everyday Christmas

by flowers on December 4, 2011 · 6 comments

kids around a Christmas tree

It’s been a little while and I’m so happy to be here today. It feels good–like visiting an old friend with a pot of tea on a leisurely afternoon.

I’d like to invite you to join me in participating in Treadways’ annual December Photo Project.

December Photo Project

You can join yourself or you can simply come along as I share a photo every day until Christmas with the intention of slowing down and catching the little moments of this merry and bright season. (No matter that I’m starting on December 4th. Let’s just pretend I’m perfectly on time ;-) Last year, the project brought me such joy that I just have a feeling that this is the perfect way to reacquaint myself in this space.

I have some news and stories to tell. Life has been eventful with the inevitable ups and downs, but we’re here, together–healthy and doing our best to to practice unconditional happiness. And more than anything I want to celebrate our everyday Christmas. Because I’ve learned the hard way that building up the holiday season with unattainable goals and visions only hurts. And I’ve learned that life is very different with three kids. You have to let go.

Our everyday Christmas is completely imperfect–just like this photo. Seven Christmas’ into family life and I know this much is true: The very best parts of the season are the everyday moments.



What are your favorite “everyday” holiday moments?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

mb December 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

yay hillary! so excited to catch a glimpse of life over there and can’t wait to hear the news and updates.


flowers December 6, 2011 at 12:37 am

Yay! So glad your here. I’ve been keeping up with your lovely family–though quietly and lurking ;)


Rachael December 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

A photo each day! Hurrah!

As for favorite everyday holiday moments, I like that I can just turn on some Christmas music, or turn the lights on our tree (which we don’t yet have, but soon), and voila! Magic!


flowers December 6, 2011 at 12:38 am

Right! lol–That is exactly what we do. A few fine tuned Pandora stations, one Christmas tree with mismatched lights and we’ve got Christmas magic.


jen December 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Oh, I like that: “The best parts of the season are the everyday moments.” That’s so true. And it’s so easy to forget in the quest to get everything done at this time of year. I nearly panicked yesterday because Christmas is a mere three weeks away and my to-make list keeps getting longer. (I have seriously got to stop doing that.) One of the things I love about this time of year is the creating and making we do for each other.

(Also, I’m so glad you’re back here.)


flowers December 6, 2011 at 12:39 am

Thanks Jen! I’ve been reading along at your space and so glad to be writing again. Your such an inspiration how you keep things rolling. A note on too long to-do lists. We made a Christmas bucket list this year and I just looked at it tonight and crossed three things off it because they were laughable unrealistic.


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