Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

This is our Christmas tree with traditional Swedish decorations made out of straw. These pictures were taken on Christmas Eve 2007, two years ago.

For those of you who would like to see what I look like, I am making an exception and showing a photo of our whole family, including me. (Except for the cats, but someone has to press the shutter-button. Thank you Calle Cat!)

Regular visiters can see how much the children have grown and changed since then. From left to right we are little then three-year-old Elisabet, yours truly, "Anna", a then six-year-old Erik and Torbjorn, father, husband and head of household.

I had just taken ill with a bad stomach virus just two days before, and had not quite recovered. (You may notice that the glands in my throat are swollen.) I was feeling poorly the rest of that winter, and vowed to take any vaccinations against the flu that is ever offered. I've been much healthier since then.

We had a lovely Christmas tree from our own forest that year. I have just gotten word that there will be no Christmas tree this year, which is a pity. The children are still children, even if they are five and eight years old this Christmas. It seems ironic, because we own a whole forest of fir-trees! You would think that a little seedling of a tree that happened to be growing in the wrong place, like a ditch, would be alright to take. But it is not for me to decide.

I hope and wish that everyone who visits this page, has a blessed Christmas with lots of good cheer and love, and that the new year, 2010, brings happiness and good health.
Anna
with Elisabet, Erik, Torbjorn, Cajsa Cat, Sara Cat and Calle Cat

FirstCommenter: Beaded Tail


16 Comments:

BeadedTail said...

What a lovely family portrait Anna! It's so nice to see you! Calle Cat did a great job taken that photo!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and we wish you all the best for the new year!

Daisy said...

Happy Holidays to you!

Joy said...

Great photos! That tree is so festive.

p.s. welcome to the SITS community!

Mariuca said...

Hi Anna, thanks for sharing your Christmas tree with us and I hope u feel better soon. Merry Christmas to u and your family! :)

BeadedTail said...

Came back to see your tree and there's also another family portrait! I've never seen Swedish straw decorations before but they are lovely.

And again, it was fun seeing the photo of you and your family! I don't like being in front of the camera so my mirror photo with Isabella is probably as much as I'll ever show.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year!

PJ said...

have yourself a very happy holiday anna...hugz!

dry eyes treatment said...

Merry Christmas every one and all the best in the new year. as we start the holidays one thing to keep in mind holidays are for familys and children. so lets keep the booze to a minnium better still lets not drink at all and enjoy the holiday. and remmber if we must drink

Lin said...

I LOVE the tree and the ornaments. It's sad that there is no tree to hang them this year, but it is important to keep Christmas in your heart when such things happen. I was thinking you were blonde!! Aren't all swedes blonde??! :) LOL!

Merry Christmas, my friend. May the new year bring you happiness.

J. Kaye said...

Happy Holidays! :)

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Merry Christmas Anna:)

Nice family pic by the way!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! (yes, we must make those kitties work! lol)

FishHawk said...

May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mariuca said...

Hi Anna, I am on ur EC today, happy hols! :)

Marilynne said...

Why no Christmas tree? Could you plant one outside a window and decorate that?

Thanks for the pictures.

Duni said...

Hello Anna!

It's so nice to see the writer behind the blog! That's a very precious family photo :)I'm a big fan of traditional Christmas decorations too (straw, crocheted, baked etc). We can't have a tree because of our cat Sammy - he would destroy it!
I'm sure you had a wonderful Christmas, with or without the tree.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

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