Day 303 – 12 Hours of Christmas

I’m back!  I imagine my blogging will be sporadic, and it won’t stick with the original format for long, but I’m determined to write at least 365 days worth of beautiful joyful posts.

Inspired by this fun photo project, I documented my Christmas day with 12 photos taken every hour from approx 7:30am to 7:30pm.  I got a bit delayed mid-afternoon, but mostly stayed on track.  Here they are:


AJ in my bed. Excited, but still tired.


Morning Moon




Super cool Christmas card



My mommy's tree


Wine o'clock


A bit of telly


Dinner... french fries and onion rings. I love my Daddy!


Close-up of the tree


Presents from my Mommy and Daddy. I love watching my kids get presents, but still feel like a kid myself at the sigh of this.


New pompom hat







Holiday Cheer

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Whether you are having some relaxing alone time or hanging out with family and friends, take a moment to appreciate the joy around you.

-Natalie Joy

Blog post: Hiatus (+ day 302)

It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve posted, but I’ve been ignoring this blog for much longer now.   Judging from the stats, many people still visit this site regularly and I sincerely appreciate that.  I just wish I had more content to share right now.

I started this blog as a way to challenge myself to find beauty in new places, however my life has taken a turn which has led to a whole new set of challenges.

I will be back.  I miss  writing.  I’m still trying to open my eyes to small joys, even though the majority of my energies are focussed elsewhere now.

So, until next time…

Day 302:  My 22 month old pronounces Fish as Pish.