December 26, 2011

Warm & Sparkly ...

Christmas here in SoCal is never white.  Rarely frosty.  No sledding, snowball fights, or snowmen here.  There’s no necessity for fires in the fireplace.  In fact, our windows have been open wide during the day.  Hot chocolate and cider are enjoyed for their flavor and not primarily for their warming, restorative powers. 

Despite not looking like “real” Christmas-time, our Christmas day was nonetheless cozy, warm, sparkly, and glowing …

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7 comments:

Andrea said...

You had me at wide open windows... :)
That beach and that light is divine. I can almost feel the warmth on my face. After 38 years of winter in the PNW, I think I could get used to winter in California. Merry (late) Christmas!

MG Atwood said...

The lighting in your beach shots is gorgeous!

Merianne said...

:) Angry Birds (and socks!) were popular at our house this year too. California Christmas looks alright to me.

Heidi said...

Oh, the windows and light in that room. *SO JEALOUS* I think I'm going through light withdrawls... Your day on the beach looks so refreshing. Gorgeous.

Tracy P. said...

So lovely! There was a brown Christmas at our house for the first time in a few years--but we are enjoying the holidays with our parents in warmer climates anyway, so we weren't there to be longing for white.

I am giggling at the "whites" on the breakfast bar. ! For all the beauty over here, you still keep it real! I didn't get that far on my list for hubby, and I think he was a little disappointed. I promised him I'll go shopping when the kids are back in school. ;-)

Anita Johnson said...

It's a bit hard not to be envious...to be outside with out being dressed in layers looks so appealing. This morning it was 14 degrees when I walked with my friend. The light on the beach is just wonderful! I love visiting here...I can almost hear the surf!

Shawntae said...

My kid would go crazy over that angry bird shirt (as I sit here listening to him play the game on my iphone). Looks like you all had a great Christmas! I love all the shots.