Note: Please make sure you see the end of this post for the new way of doing things. It’s only one small change we made in November, but a change nonetheless. Thanks!
The magic of the season.
It seems like this year needed a little bit of the magic and I hope each of you experienced it this season and that you were all safe and healthy; and also that you got to spend time with friends and family — again, being safe!
Now, we turn the page to 2021, and I’m filled with hope.
Still, the month of December was interesting. We got walloped by a snow storm on the 18th, and I thought that meant we’d have a white Christmas. Nope. On the 24th, we got ton of rain and warm weather. Some areas flooded near us (though I didn’t see anything that was devastating; though I also admit I didn’t see all reports) and we had some snow, but mostly green on Christmas.
Again, I hope you all had a wonderful month. Keep staying safe and healthy and let us look ahead to a hopeful better year. My five for the month are below.
1. Winter wonderland
Snow during the season is magical to me. Especially out for a night walk.
This is the magic of the season to me … watching Cameron open his gifts.
3. Chasing Christmas lights
Each year, usually on Christmas Eve, I take my mother around to see some of the area’s best Christmas displays. This year, with Covid, the regular gathering on Christmas Eve didn’t happen. So we went out on Dec. 23 and it turned out to be the best night to do so. One place has a crazy cool set up and I got my mother with the giant teddy bear.
I still think Christmas lights are magical.
The caramels are a yearly tradition and done within our family. So good! People wait for these wonderful treats and they are magic!
OK, I didn’t take this one obviously. My niece did — with my phone! Anyway, in the past, when we were all younger, we used to get gag gifts (me and my brothers). This year, I saw this on Amazon and couldn’t resist. If you know the movie Slapshot, you know these jerseys. The magic? Christmas was magical this year because it was relaxed and calm. No bickering or anything!
And there are my five for the month!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for December. Make sure you drop your link there. The theme for January is Change and hope. Remember to come back on February 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: December 2020 results
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Happy new year, P.J.!
Absolutely love the Christmas tree in the snow, can things get more magical than this?
Very nice to finally see Cameron again, he’s getting so big!
As a bonus we also get to meet your Mom and brothers 🙂 Thank you for sharing some happy moments with your family.
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Happy new year my friend. Love the bonus shot. Hanson Brothers!!
Wow! When did Cameron get so big?!?!? Snow at night is magical, for sure. That’s a stunning tree. And, as I posted on your social media, I love the Chiefs shot….but it’s not the right colors (says the KC Chiefs fan)! Love the macro shot of the Christmas light.
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A great selection of images of the season. I’m going to have to try to make caramels some time.
Thanks for continuing to host this challenge and Happy New Year1
Mrs GeoK / Denise says
What a great shot of the Christmas tree in the snow – if Christmas cards were still a thing, I’d say you should get some printed up with that photograph on the front of the card. One thing about COVID – for some it’s had the effect of making us count our blessings and realize that bickering is something we can choose not to do. 🙂 That’s magic, IMO!!
Wishing you all the best in 2021. Thank you for continuing to organize this challenge – a blogging highlight each month for me.