First off I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday and was able to share laughter and love with others!
Since my boys are grown and have to share themselves at other family festivities, we dedicated Christmas morning at my house every year.
We open presents and have Christmas breakfast together and for me, it's the best way to start off my Christmas Day.
Along with sharing the morning with both of my boys, my oldest son's girlfriend and her daughter and my boyfriend, I got lots of wonderful artsy presents!
Two new Grumbacher brushes and three wooden hinged boxes:
I have been asking for some sturdy boxes and cigar boxes to create
my own altered boxes,
inspired by the ones that Diane Salter at My Art Journal creates.
(I want to be like her when I grow up!)
Then I got this cool travel watercolor book that will make a great art journal,
or maybe just a cool travel book!
And the big present was a work table!
Now this is really perfect for me because I can sit on the couch with pillows and a heating pad on bad back days and lower this table to fit across my lap or raise it up when I need to stand!
And now "the more"...
Moonstone is my favorite and I wear a moonstone pendant almost every day.
I got moonstone earrings that I have been wanting from my favorite local consignment boutique!
And in a beautiful altered box!
I also received two gift certificates to that boutique so I can go shopping!!!!!
Oh and a great new ceramic traveling coffee mug covered in pink and purple pasley designs, a gluten-free cookbook, an awesome smelling candle that is burning right now, lotion, and the cutest dish scrubber that I forgot to take a picture of. Maybe that will work for tomorrow's post.
And the best "and more" was the love and laughter I got to share with the ones I love!
To me, that is the Spirit of Santa and the blessing of God to give us this day together in His son's name.
Blessings to all and hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas or a wonderful day in the Holiday that you celebrate.
Even though the presents and food are great, the best part of the Holidays is to be with those we love and remember how precious each and every day of the year is.