Saturday, December 15

silent night*

Sweet images of our special night together...
(click on each image for larger view)

view from our loft. boho boy tree spinning to put lights on.

boho boy & me adding our special touches.

boho boy handling the ornaments with care.

these are special ornaments given to boho boy's family years ago.
each represented one of them doing what they love to do. his mother
sent them to us this year for our tree.

the toy maker ornament on the left represents boho boy's father. he
is our angel this year . the teacher ornament on the right represents boho boy.

we enjoyed a cider recipe from my culinary diva friend schmoopy:
cider, cloves,
anise, cinnamon sticks, orange slices and whipped cream. yum.

wall art from my friends and holiday reading

It was a beautiful evening. Not much talking, lovely music (thanks to all of you). When all was finished, we cuddled on the couch. Our fur babies nestled under the tree. I laid on his chest and let some tears flow. Some filled with joy for what I have in my life, some full of longing for what we hope is to come.

A dear friend of mine said to me that she loves how boho boy and I always ritualize things. I never quite thought of it that way but she is right. We do this in our lives and I want to continue these rituals as our family grows.

I hope for many more silent nights that bring warmth, tenderness and love as this one did.


Blogger Silvia said...

Thanks so much for sharing this silent beautiful night. I'm sending much love & joy to both of you.

xox Silvia

December 15, 2007 at 2:13:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that you and Boho Boy ritualize everything. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing the yummmy cider recipe, too.



December 15, 2007 at 4:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

I feel blessed, from my little toe up to the top of my head, to have a little bit of your life in mine...I feel blessed to know you and Boho boy...of your love...your passion, your dreams, your hearts! The way you share and write and show...makes me feel really special..it's make my heart feel soft and loved...xx

December 15, 2007 at 4:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

PS: We also have a little ornaments representing every one who is part of our life! my mom is a little house with a small birdi in front...as she loves working in her garden...I think all the symbolic gestures and ornaments are like warm fuzzy cuddles! xx

December 15, 2007 at 4:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger Aimee said...

Ritualize. Yes, that is the word that I've been needing. I also tend to ritualize things in my life. For me it is has been a powerful coping skill handling my physical and emotional pain and I have had a difficult time explaining this need to others, but somehow that word make the explanation whole and easy in my head.
Thank you, as always, for your words and the inspiriation.

December 15, 2007 at 9:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

very sweet :-)

December 15, 2007 at 9:27:00 PM PST  
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December 16, 2007 at 6:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger Martha-Anne said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. And Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2007 at 6:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger madelyn said...

beautiful glimpses into a
deeply personal and
loving evening:)

those decorations are lovely!

(warmest hugs)

December 16, 2007 at 9:39:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

simply beautiful.

that cider recipe sounds super yummy and looks the same. i think i'll make it for my family this week.

thanks for sharing your lovely life with us denise.


December 16, 2007 at 11:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

it looks like a truly magical and warm evening, sweetie. thank you so much for allowing us a little glimpse.
i absolutely love how you and your boy ritualize things. so many of our holidays are spent away from home that i find it difficult to create traditions unique to my own little family... we tend to just follow along with wherever it is we're at. i'm beginning to feel like i need to make it more of a priority.

December 16, 2007 at 4:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger Louise said...

Gorgeous Pictures!! Looks like a special night!

December 16, 2007 at 5:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mindy said...

such beautiful and shiny moments. glimpses into your world always make me lighter. xo

December 16, 2007 at 7:23:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?
Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?
When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life —
what can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

— William Stafford, 1914-1993

December 17, 2007 at 1:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

It looks like a beautiful, peaceful evening. I think rituals are so important, that they ground us in very unique and meaningful ways. I love you.

December 17, 2007 at 8:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger thea said...

We have the same coffee table love. That is cute:)

This whole post was warm and lovely-I ((((lub))))) you guys so much.

December 17, 2007 at 9:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

if i'd been there i'd have sat in the leather armchair (with amber) drinking my mulled wine and making you laugh by singing our new xmas song... i love you monkey x

December 17, 2007 at 3:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

ps. i notice that in one of the photos bing is wearing his business socks ;-) x

December 17, 2007 at 3:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger boho girl said...

...cause its Wednesday and Wednesday is the night that we make love. ; )

Cause everything is just right. conditions are perfect.

hee hee.

December 17, 2007 at 4:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

making love.... making love for two......

.... minutes


December 19, 2007 at 11:17:00 AM PST  

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