Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Night..

Just a few more minutes, and it will be all over...

...the wonderful feelings, sights and sounds that accompany this most beautiful of all holidays....holy days...

I have been busy hosting my family for Christmas Eve and Christmas last with five minutes to midnight...all alone in the serenity of a quiet, candlelit kitchen, I am finally posting my wishes to all of you...

May you be filled with love, gratitude and everything that makes your heart happy....

My son Marty, with his new puppy, Bella...a pure bred malamute. She has taken over our home and our hearts, as you can see! The best Christmas present....

Merry, merry Christmas ! N.xo



  1. Happy Holidays Nella...I hope you are well.
    What a wonderful addition to the family, Bella is beautiful. She'll be a perfect co-pilot for Marty driving around in his pickup.
    The very best for 2014.
    Susan xx

  2. Oh that puppy is so delicious! Happy Christmas sweet blogging friend. Be Happy!

  3. Merry Christmas!!!! That puppy is gorgeous. May all your dreams come true for 2014.


  4. Happy Christmas, Nella! Your photos & words are beautiful. That little puppy is a heart-stealer.

    I've enjoyed reading your posts this year & have really benefited from your gardening advice, but I'm especially grateful for your friendship. I hope the New Year brings you only the best.


  5. Nella! Merry Christmas! I am in an airport waiting to get home, but we had such a great time with our families out of state. Your photos are simply stunning. Happy holidays! Anita

  6. Nella, I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and that adorable furry little addition to the family …
    Ciao Bella,

  7. Nella,
    There is something so special in grabbing some alone time to contemplate everything about Christmas. After all of the entertaining {not to mention the cooking}, it is a little gift to sit alone.
    I can't think of better spot to sit with candles glowing than in your beautiful kitchen - it really is the hub of your home.

    Wishing you fun, happiness and good health for the upcoming New Year.

  8. Hello Nella, what a lovely post. It sounds like ylou have had a lovely family Christmas and Bella suits her name! Compliments of the season, love Linda xx

  9. What a fabulous photo of Marty and Bella :) Please give us updates on Bella as we luvvvvvv watching puppies grow up on blogland. Hope your Christmas was warm and wonderful, Nella.
    Cheers to 2014!!

  10. Good morning precious Nella, and BELLA! teeheee

    Did you have a remarkable Christmas my dear, in your fantastic home? Oh how this was such a special Christmas, and I wish you a year full of exciting creativity! Thank you for visiting and blessings to you now and always! Anita


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