days of december.

Today it rained, then it poured, then it turned to ice and slush. Snow is expected tomorrow along with a high of thirty degrees. I think it's safe to say winter is here. Christmas is six short, busy days away. Where exactly did the time go? Two thousand twelve is almost here. I'm not sure I've had enough of two thousand eleven yet ;)

Shopping, decorating, and plan-making fill the remaining days before Christmas. Who's excited? I am. Nothing beats getting together with family, Christmas Eve church service (and this year, a service on Christmas day!) and celebrating the birth of Jesus, yes?

Usually I listen to an over abounding amount of Christmas music. Can't say I've listened to quite as much this year (I know, I know), but would you like a peek into my favorites as of late?

December is a busy and beautiful season and I love every bit of it -- Caroling, sweets, Christmas movies, picking out/making gifts, and the anticipation of seeing family -- what's not to love?

What are you most looking forward to about Christmas? Happy Monday!



  1. The family tradition of Eggnog and Krispy Kreme donuts Christmas morning after opening my new Nikon. Excitement. (:

  2. I just love your pictures, especially that one of you at the end, good idea for an anonymous shoot! :)

  3. I'm sided with you, haley -- It doesn't seem like 2011 should be nearly over yet. It still seems like summer was a few mere moments away.

    p.s. the last picture is darling. So simple with soft tones. And your knitting looks lovely.

  4. I am really glad Christmas is on Sunday, because I'll see all of my wonderful church family, we'll sing, it'll be cold,(hopefully)and then we'll eat. :) It will be AWESOME.

  5. I loved this post! I am looking forward to our vacation which starts tomorrow!

  6. Your blog is lovely!!!! I cannot believe I have never commented on your little corner of the blogging world. :) Your photography is very inspiring.

    May you have a very blessed day.

  7. i'm a new follower, haley, and i love your blog! both your photography & writing styles are direct, simple, & lovely. i am a fan. :)
    what i'm looking forward to? hmm, probably watching it's a wonderful life on Christmas morning while ahem, munching on the white chocolate in my stocking. :)

  8. so beautiful, dear! I'm in love with the sunset pictures.
    p.s. I'm hosting a 100 follower giveaway at my blog, if you'd like to join!

  9. I love all of these pictures! I think the best part about Christmas is having all of my family home. I LOVE your blog!

  10. Love the pictures! Very pretty.