Sunday, December 22, 2013

What do you want for Christmas?

Christmas decor turquoise glass
What do you want for Christmas they ask?
It’s easy to list what I want.
I want more time with loved ones, more laughter, more love to spread around.
For the phone to ring only with good news for all. 
For there to be joy in faces, love in hearts.
Creating a glow that is not just from the reflection of the sparkling lights.

Christmas decor pine cone
I want something that everyone wants at this time of year.
Soft melancholy feelings that flee when we startle awake.
Nostalgia opened in a old Christmas card, clinging to a cherished ornament as we unpack it one more time.

Christmas decor birds nest
Christmas memories made anew, old ones shaken out of the folds of our thoughts.
Time, love, laughter…
Memories of good things.

Christmas decor dream
Gratitude everyday, and a near constant realization about how good life really is.

Christmas decor star ornament
Sugar cookies scenting the air, fresh boughs fragrant, fire crackling in the hearth.
Snow on the ground, birds in the trees, carols on our lips.
Peace on earth, true peace in our hearts.
Silent nights, moonlight, soft snow falling on quiet streets.
That’s what I want from Christmas?
That’s my list….what’s yours?

I’m taking a few days off, and will see you after Christmas.
Wishing you and yours, all the joys of the Christmas season, happy memories to be made, and lots of love, and laughter. 
Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate your comments, and friendships, they mean so much to me.


  1. Holiday wishes to you and your family Jen.

  2. All sounds perfect to me just one more thing all shelters for cats and dogs to be emptied cause they all found forever homes . Beautiful post and photos ! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas

  3. Merry Merry Christmas, Jen... may all your wishes come true!

  4. Merry, Merry Christmas Jen. May all your dreams come true.

  5. I love how you've listed so many of the best Christmas wishes ever. I'm right with you. Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas, fragrant with love, peace, and joy...and many, many blessings in the New Year!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jen. I wish many of the same things but especially for the phone to ring with only good news.

  7. Yours is a most admirable list. I think that's really what Christmas is meant to be about and you've captured it beautifully.

  8. Yours is a most admirable list. I think that's really what Christmas is meant to be about and you've captured it beautifully.

  9. Jen, wow! Your photos today are beautiful. Love how you composed each one of the shots and the colors and the textures...~sigh~. Love all the shots!

    Quite the list and this is what Christmas is all about on your list. Have a great Christmas week and looking forward to seeing more of your photography.

  10. I think your list is wonderful and I can't think of one thing to add, Merry Christmas to you my friend, lovely photos too!

  11. Merry Christmas, I hope you get all your wishes.

  12. I love your Christmas decorations with the touches of nature and turquoise. They are quite beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of beautiful moments. Blessings, Pam

  13. All such beautiful things!
    Wishing you a most wonderful joyful Christmas Jen!
    xo Catherine

  14. Such Christmas wishes speak of the longings of the human heart. I hope they are yours in full measure now and in the coming year. Merry Christmas, Jen.

  15. From your lips to God's ear Jenn, especially the phone ringing only with good news. Thanks for the reminder of what this season is really about. Merry Christmas my friend,

  16. Your list would be my list, especially the part about laughing more and hearing good news. I am sure it is out there but how nice it would be to hear it more often. Merry Christmas, Jen! Wishing you and yours all the best in the New Year. :))

  17. A long winters nap on a tropical island in a hammock!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)

  18. Definitely quiet moments of joy and remembrance with family and friends. Very well said, Jen. Merry Christmas!

  19. Beautiful shots! Wishing you a magically memorable Christmas full of joy!

  20. Finally catching up this week but wanted to wish you a very Merry I want to be healthier and wish better health for my family right now.

  21. Yes, that's exactly what I want for Christmas too. Have a joyous holiday season.

  22. A very happy Christmas to you, Jen. I hope you get everything on your list.

  23. I am so in love with your photographs as well as your poetic words. Oh how I love the shade of blue in your Christmas decorations. It looks wonderful next to the deep brown of the pinecones. Have a Merry Christmas, dear Jen!

  24. Merry Christmas to you, may all your Christmas wishes come true!!

  25. Merry Christmas, Jen! I knew what I wanted to ask for when I first read this post, and now I can say with certainty that my wish has been granted ~ grandson, safely delivered. May you and yours have a blessed holiday ~

  26. I used to ask my dad what he wanted for Christmas and he answered: Peace and quiet. I didn't understand. Now I do. I like your list.

  27. I hope you are enjoying the holiday week and all of your wishes come true. I want to enjoy my life and be happy with what I have. Sweet hugs and happy holidays my friend!

  28. Your wish list is perfect! Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and all the best for the new year!

  29. I've gotten just what I wanted for Christmas, time with family and friends, and much laughter. I don't need a single other thing.

  30. I got exactly what I wanted: My son, who is in the Army, didn't deploy and was home for a week. It doesn't get much better. :o)


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