Thursday, December 20, 2012

Really Random Thursday, 12/20/12

Do you remember these pillowcases from last week?

They are being put to good use. In addition, I had some extra Christmas quilts that I thought the kids would enjoy. Looks like that is indeed the case.
Mark and I were at the central coast of California over the weekend. We had read about something called the "king tide," where the high tide is really high. I did a little comparison photography. The picture on the left was taken in the morning and the one on the right was later in the afternoon.
We walked past a giant poinsettia plant.
We stretched out the celebration of my birthday a little longer and I had the most wonderful salmon dinner.
We played Farkle--why haven't we done this before? It was lots of fun.
Discovered the best iron at the hotel. So I ordered one for myself. Merry Christmas to me. :)
From our room we could see the tree of lights that is always at the end of the pier this time of the year.
We watched the heartbreaking events in Newtown, Connecticut. Having a 6-year-old first grade granddaughter, I couldn't even imagine the heartache. This is the picture that kept flashing through my head. Our youngest grandchild safe in the arms of his Dada. And the arms of all those parents who will never get to hold their child again. A reminder to savor every precious moment.

For this holiday season, this is what I'm focusing on the prints in our dining room.
And most of all, this:


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Linda said... #

Great post! The pillowcases and Christmas quilts look almost as cute as the kids!They certainly seem to be enjoying them!
You're so right that every moment should be savored. None of us knows when tragedy can strike. We had a rule at our house that the last words you say as you leave the house need to be sweet and loving. Those could be the last words you say to someone. My hearts also go out to all those who are grieving.

Rene' said... #

Happy Thursday Cindy!!! So glad you and Mark extended your birthday celebration to such a relaxing venue. My sister loves Farkle, but I have never played. I love the Christmas pillowcases and the picture of your little angels using them ;-) Wishing you much Peace this Christmas season!

ChristaQuilts said... #

Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a fun weekend!

CapitolaQuilter said... #

The kids all snug is so adorable - love the captured moment. Happy extended Birthday.

Deborah said... #

Lovely post.........

Needled Mom said... #

It sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend. I loved the tree at the end of the pier. It doesn't look like it was as stormy as it was here.

The last week has been tough to see and impossible to comprehend. I cannot imagine what their world must be like - especially at this time of the year.

Carla said... #

I'd love to go somewhere hot! I do love the snow here tho just not the cold.
Merry Christmas
Belated happy birthday.

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Looks like a great trip, and lots of wise sentiments xxx

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

I love your prints and that tree of light is just beautiful! x

Katy Cameron said... #

A fabulous selection of random as ever!

Susan said... #

Gotta love a hotel room where the iron is a winner! Love the quilt blocks too!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Great post -- that's quite a change in tide! Yes, hold those munchkins close -- they are so precious!

Terriaw said... #

How wonderful to get to spend a weekend at the coast. Love those chalkboard prints too!

Pomegranate Quilts said... #

Your beautiful post brought tears to my eyes. You *know* that Peace art totally unhinged me... :) Sending hugs and big wishes for a peaceful and loving holiday.

CitricSugar said... #

The pillowcases look great! Merry Christmas, my dear!

Mama Pea said... #

What a nice post. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. The events in CT sure were sobering. I hope you have a wonderful new year, my friend. Hugs.

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