Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Updating and Wishing everybody a wonderful 2011


*above is my gorgeous sister and I surrounding my silly brother on Xmas night. He just loves to be among ladies, the pirate...


Soooo... We had a wonderful Litha, let's start this way. We had our traditional picnic breakfast outside, with juices, fruits, yogurt, everything according to my little witch's request. ;)



Then he made, for the second year (it's the very beginning of a new tradition for us), a Green Man mask, to be burned on Mabon. We used a pasteboard to the base, and taped ivy leaves for the "hair", fern leaves for the "beard", and scheflera and fern leaves for the "nose", plus a huge green crayon smile. Lucas used the mask for a long time, and greeted anyone at the door wearing it, so funny!



Three days later was Christmas. It's a family tradition for me, when the whole pack is together, eating and drinking a lot, and spreading gifts around. It has always meant a lovely holiday for me, detached from the Catholic side, and after Lucas was born, it became even more special. He loves to get the Tree ready for the holiday... Since he got old enough to hold the ornaments without breaking them or getting hurt, it's his special task:



It's always wonderful and fun to watch his sweet and enthusiastic reaction when finding out with his little cousins that Santa Claus, once again, didn't fail, and left a big pile of gifts for everybody under the Tree.



I took a photo of the feast, before everything was placed on the table. Each member brings something to eat, it's beyond words, lol! My share is always the dessert: my special peach trifle. I could eat that forever...



Lucas wrote a letter to Santa, asking for a toy guitar... So, among other things, he got his gift, and simply adored it! A Mini toy Fender Stratocaster, with pre-recorded rock riffs that now is played all the time here, alas... ;)



... But I think that what he secretly loved most (well... not so secretly... lol) was the mini pool my awesome Auntie Sandra gave him. Perfect for the really warm days to come! It's hard to get him out of it! We're having some massive rains lately though, so for a while, he'll have to watch it from inside the house..



On a nutshell, the holidays were wonderful. Full of love, laughter, and great vibes. And to crown my last days of 2010, Lucas is traveling with me tomorrow morning to spend the New Year's Eve at our cousin's beach house (where I went to last year, remember?)! He decided he wanted to go to his dad's only after that, and I got more than happy for it! :) He'll stay away from me for a shorter time, compared to last year, which is really really a blessing for me. When January 5th comes, you all know I'll activate my "virtual Phone Tree" to ask you to help me creating a positive protection circle around my little witch, right? As well as a "hang in there" circle for me! ;P

I wish all my friends, from the bottom of my heart, a beautiful New Year's night, with love, light and warm vibes (and I do hope you guys are sae with all these crazy snow blizzards out there! Keep me posted!), and a 2011 when all your true dreams come true. I'll be offline from tomorrow until I return on January 2nd. Until then, take good care, and enjoy your time with family and friends! :)

11 comentários:

The Wizardess said...

Lucas's mask is beautiful! What a nice glimpse into your wonderful holidays. Peace & all Blessings...

Linda in New Mexico said...

Every bit of info that you shared is precious. So glad you and your family had a wonderful Litha, then Christmas and I'd like to wish you the very best in the New Year. XOXO The Olde Bagg, Linda

Strega Mamma said...

Queridos adorei as notícias e as fotos. É uma delícia poder curtir este tempo em família e poder curtir com o filhote as nossas comemorações (como bruxa solitária sei como seria bom ter alguém tão querido nos rituais, mas...)A comemoração de Litha deve ter sido deliciosa...e a máscara ficou muito legal !
Que 2011 venha recheado de boas novidades, muito aconchego, realizações e crescimento ! Beijos e bênçãos !

Naturedigital said...

A happy New Year to you Nydia.
Costas

Ponderosa Pagan said...

I like that tradition you and Lucas are starting! Also have a wonderful time at the beach house! I will be ready to help send positive vibes when the call goes out! hahah ;)
blessings to you on this new year!

Mina said...

What wonderful pictures! Adore Lucas' mask. Great job on capturing the essence of the Green Man.

Thank you for sharing your fond family moments. Wishing you a wonderful day.

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

I'm so glad all went so well and happy for you two! bLESSINGS FOR NEXT YEAR!

Janet said...

Love all the photos! You have a beautiful family. I'm so glad you and Lucas are surrounded by such love and happiness.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Strega Mamma said...

Oi ! Conhece La Befana ? Uma comemo ração bem interessante para fazer com as crianças,dá uma passadinha lá no blog ! Bjs e bênçãos !

mrsb said...

With seeing you on FB every day, sometimes I forget to stop by your blog and see what else is going on! Shame on me! Love these pictures of your family and LOVE Lucas' mask!

Powell River Books said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful holiday. We had a quiet one at home with Mom, but that's the way it usually is. We are such a small family (Wayne, me, Mom and now our friend Jeanne). I hope you and Luca have a wonderful 2011. - Margy