52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


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18. Holiday Spirit (Week 18)

Faithful friends who are dear to us – they gather near to us once more, …
Through the years we all will be together – if the fates allow” ~ words from “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

 

A club I am in hosted an Ugly Sweater Party.  What better way to get in the holiday spirit!  To preserve anonymity, I won’t post any pictures of my friends – but the sweaters ran the gamut of Bah Humbug to festive lights!

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27. Lost/Forgotten Items (Week 21)

I could not give you a list of things I got as gifts when I was a child, but certain memories do stand out.  Most often, they are togetherness moments, memories of fun shared, and things done together. “ ~ Christmas quotes ~

Bringing the ornaments out and packing them away again evokes so many memories.  It’s fun to remember where this one or that one came from and to think “oh, I had forgotten this one.”  This is a time to bring up the memories.  Our tree is a bit of a map of our life.  The oldest ornament on our tree is a bird that my husband’s Mom Laura gave to him when he was a baby.

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I think of my sister Linda and her husband Jim when I add the ornaments that they have given us over the years to our tree.

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I have a friend Cathy who reminds me how special friendships are by including an ornament in our gift exchange every year.

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And Greg and I try to pick up something on our vacations, so we can enjoy, again,  places we’ve been and moments we’ve shared.

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But, to me, the most cherished of all are the ornaments my husband and I have picked out together to honor our years together.

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29. Mirror Image (Week 20)

” Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

~ Clement Clarke Moore ~

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As I sit on the couch and face the television, I love to see the reflection of the Christmas tree in the mirror off to the side of my vision.